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Expansionists, brokers, and conveners

In her new book, Yale School of Management professor Marissa King explores the topographies of three network models and the networking styles of their builders.
by Theodore Kinni
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Mutual respect

In her new book, Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz urges people to rely less on government and more on a powerful cooperative spirit.
by Mike Jakeman
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What makes the rich steal?

In his novel The Embezzler, Louis Auchincloss delved into the true story of Richard Whitney, a patrician financier who lost it all.
by Daniel Akst
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Battling the bots

In his new book, Futureproof, Kevin Roose provides useful advice for humans on life amid rampant automation.
by Mike Jakeman
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Bill Gates tackles climate change

In his new book, the Microsoft cofounder argues that doubling down on innovation can move the world closer to net-zero emissions.
by Deepali Srivastava
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Arguing your way to better strategy

In Making Great Strategy, Stanford b-school professors Jesper Sørensen and Glenn Carroll bridge the gap between abstract strategic visions and executable plans.
by Theodore Kinni
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Detective story

Homicide, David Simon’s classic study of Baltimore’s detective squads, contains powerful management lessons.
by Daniel Akst
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Survival of the fittest

In his new book, John Hudson, a survival instructor for the British military, offers lessons on how to get through the most challenging ordeals.
by Daniel Akst
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Is the gig up?

In her new book, Boston College professor Juliet Schor reports on the ways that the sharing economy has — and has not — lived up to its initial promise.
by Theodore Kinni
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No, we can’t

In her new book, Can’t Even, Anne Helen Petersen lays out the immense challenges millennials face in gaining a foothold in the economy.
by Mike Jakeman
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What people like you like

In his new book, MIT Sloan School research fellow Michael Schrage explores the powerful effects of recommendation engines and where they might lead.
by Theodore Kinni