Business books

How fiction can help us imagine the future

In an age of big data, artificial intelligence, and continual forecasting, fiction can help us navigate uncertainty by opening our eyes to a wide range of scenarios.
by Vikram Mansharamani
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Management lessons of The True Believer

A 20th-century working-class philosopher has a lot to teach modern workers — and managers — about finding meaning in life, and on the job.
by Daniel Akst

Fit-for-context leadership

Hult International Business School professor Amit Mukherjee argues that new leadership practices are needed for a digital era.
by Theodore Kinni

Summer reading 2020

For those who want to slow down and still keep up.
by the editors of strategy+business

Making experiments pay

In The Power of Experiments, Harvard Business School professors Michael Luca and Max Bazerman provide an overview of the applications, promise, and perils of corporate experimentation.
by Theodore Kinni
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The general wisdom of Ulysses S. Grant

A serial failure up until the Civil War, Grant had a talent for leadership that secured the Union. His strategy and style still offer valuable lessons for today’s executives.
by Theodore Kinni

The business of America, in a nutshell

In his new book, American Business History, Walter A. Friedman offers a highly concise history of free enterprise in the United States.
by Daniel Akst
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Tales of the original Industrial Revolution

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Victorian-era novel North and South has a great deal to teach us about the enduring tensions between progress and prosperity, industry and labor, and rural and urban life.
by Daniel Akst

Too much work, too little time

In the new book Overload, professors Erin L. Kelly and Phyllis Moen report the results of a rigorous five-year field experiment in giving employees more control over their jobs.
by Theodore Kinni

Plumbing the depths

In their comprehensive new book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton explain why mortality rates in the U.S. are rising.
by Mike Jakeman
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Business lessons from Albert Camus

The novelist’s 1947 book, The Plague, highlights the importance of shared purpose and belonging in the face of uncertainty.
by Daniel Akst

The long history of the con

In Don’t Fall for It, Ben Carlson delves into the psychology of why some people commit fraud — and why others become victims of it.
by Michael Jakeman

The most agile day

What the Allied invasion of Normandy has to teach us about the power and utility of organizational agility.
by Leo M. Tilman and General Charles Jacoby