Business books

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

The evolution of trust

In his new book, Not Born Yesterday, Hugo Mercier argues that humans are wired to see through misinformation and lies.
by Daniel Akst

The upside of slow growth

In the new book Fully Grown, economist Dietrich Vollrath argues that the recent spell of moderate growth in the U.S. is a sign of success.
by Mike Jakeman
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Exit strategies

Fifty years after its publication, Albert O. Hirschman’s Exit, Voice, and Loyalty still has a lot to tell us about the life of organizations.
by Daniel Akst

A brave new workless world

In his new book, Oxford University economist Daniel Susskind sketches out the perils and promise of automation’s displacement of labor.
by Mike Jakeman

How to build a great experience

A new book by two professors provides a tool kit for designers of customer, user, and employee experiences.
by Theodore Kinni

What’s your story?

In his new book, Nobel-winning economist Robert J. Shiller emphasizes the importance of narratives.
by Daniel Akst