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  • Gridded montage of many faces
    March 31, 2021

    Expansionists, brokers, and conveners

    by Theodore Kinni
    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.
  • Two people happily shaking hands
    March 29, 2021

    Mutual respect

    by Mike Jakeman
    In her new book, Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz urges people to rely less on government and more on a powerful cooperative spirit.
  • A man dressed in a pinstripe suit furtively pockets $100 bills.
    March 17, 2021

    What makes the rich steal?

    by Daniel Akst
    In his novel The Embezzler, Louis Auchincloss delved into the true story of Richard Whitney, a patrician financier who lost it all.
  • Close-up view of a circuit board
    March 15, 2021

    Battling the bots

    by Mike Jakeman
    In his new book, Futureproof, Kevin Roose provides useful advice for humans on life amid rampant automation.
  • Illustration showing a polluting factory against a gray landscape on the left, and a clean factory against a colorful landscape on the right.
    March 4, 2021

    Bill Gates tackles climate change

    by Deepali Srivastava
    In his new book, the Microsoft cofounder argues that doubling down on innovation can move the world closer to net-zero emissions.
  • A stylized illustration shows two heads in conversation, with arrows springing from their minds.
    March 2, 2021

    Arguing your way to better strategy

    by Theodore Kinni
    In Making Great Strategy, Stanford b-school professors Jesper Sørensen and Glenn Carroll bridge the gap between abstract strategic visions and executable plans.
  • Detective examining clues in a case, arrayed on a bulletin board
    February 17, 2021

    Detective story

    by Daniel Akst
    Homicide, David Simon’s classic study of Baltimore’s detective squads, contains powerful management lessons.
  • An overhead view focuses on a hiker’s pair of mud-covered boots, with leaves, grass, and mud scattered on the trail beneath them.
    January 4, 2021

    Survival of the fittest

    by Daniel Akst
    In his new book, John Hudson, a survival instructor for the British military, offers lessons on how to get through the most challenging ordeals.
  • Delivery person in car using GPS navigation system on his phone
    December 17, 2020

    Is the gig up?

    by Theodore Kinni
    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.
  • A woman with her head in her hands is partially obscured by an open laptop computer in front of her.
    December 15, 2020

    No, we can’t

    by Mike Jakeman
    In her new book, Can’t Even, Anne Helen Petersen lays out the immense challenges millennials face in gaining a foothold in the economy.
  • US$1 bills are visible between the pages of an old book.
    s+b Blogs
    December 14, 2020

    Nice Work, and everyone can get it

    by Daniel Akst
    David Lodge’s comic novel explores what business can learn from literature, and vice versa.
  • Two women emerge from neighboring fitting rooms and happily discover they are wearing the same dress
    November 11, 2020

    What people like you like

    by Theodore Kinni
    In his new book, MIT Sloan School research fellow Michael Schrage explores the powerful effects of recommendation engines and where they might lead.
  • November 9, 2020

    Best Business Books 2020: Story time

    by Daniel Gross
    In the 20th edition of strategy+business’s Best Business Books section, our writers identify the three most compelling reads in seven genres.
  • A photo of a sculpture of Atlas on the facade of an old house.
    s+b Blogs
    November 3, 2020

    Revisiting Atlas Shrugged

    by Daniel Akst
    The iconic novel, which celebrates risk-taking and self-interest, has important lessons for current debates surrounding inequality and liberty.
  • A photo of several Ford Model T cars from the early 1900s.
    s+b Blogs
    October 19, 2020

    The little engine that could

    by Daniel Akst
    The novel The Magnificent Ambersons reveals the dangers of complacency in the face of transformative new technologies.
  • A chef cracks an egg into a frying pan, revealing an unexpected rainbow of colors.
    October 16, 2020

    Uncertainty on the menu

    by Theodore Kinni
    University College London professor Vaughn Tan offers lessons in innovation from the world of high cuisine.
  • An overhead view of a crowd of people forms the shape of an ascending growth chart.
    October 15, 2020

    A billion points of light

    by Mike Jakeman
    In his new book, journalist Matthew Yglesias argues that the U.S. should strive to triple its population.
  • Photo of Christian Busch
    September 16, 2020

    Connecting the dots in an uncertain world

    by Suvarchala Narayanan
    NYU’s Christian Busch makes the case that serendipity is a skill, resulting from a mindset that allows you to see and act on opportunities in seemingly unrelated facts or events.
  • s+b Blogs
    September 10, 2020

    A CEO who won’t take the gloves off

    by Daniel Akst
    Philip Roth’s American Pastoral measures the gulf between a careful business leader and his radical daughter.
  • August 31, 2020

    Delivering on your promises

    by David Lancefield
    In The Ends Game, professors Marco Bertini and Oded Koenigsberg explain how companies can help their customers meet goals by rewriting the rules of commerce.
  • August 14, 2020

    Mutiny amid the bounty

    by Daniel Akst
    What captains of industry can learn from captains in the great age of sail.
  • August 11, 2020

    The sinking fortunes of the shipping box

    by Mike Jakeman
    In his new book, journalist and historian Marc Levinson describes the limits of long supply chains and the ways in which new trade routes are forming.
  • July 27, 2020

    How fiction can help us imagine the future

    by Vikram Mansharamani
    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.
  • s+b Blogs
    July 23, 2020

    Management lessons of The True Believer

    by Daniel Akst
    A 20th-century working-class philosopher has a lot to teach modern workers — and managers — about finding meaning in life, and on the job.
  • July 6, 2020

    Fit-for-context leadership

    by Theodore Kinni
    Hult International Business School professor Amit Mukherjee argues that new leadership practices are needed for a digital era.
  • July 1, 2020

    Summer reading 2020

    by the editors of strategy+business
    For those who want to slow down and still keep up.
  • s+b Blogs
    June 26, 2020

    A dramatic example of adopting best practices

    by Daniel Akst
    George Bernard Shaw’s 1905 play Major Barbara, the best stage drama written about business, has lessons that resonate with today’s audiences.
  • June 12, 2020

    Restoring faith in humanity?

    by Mike Jakeman
    In his new book, historian Rutger Bregman argues that people are actually fundamentally good.
  • June 2, 2020

    Making experiments pay

    by Theodore Kinni
    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.
  • s+b Blogs
    May 27, 2020

    The general wisdom of Ulysses S. Grant

    by Theodore Kinni
    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.
  • May 26, 2020

    The business of America, in a nutshell

    by Daniel Akst
    In his new book, American Business History, Walter A. Friedman offers a highly concise history of free enterprise in the United States.
  • s+b Blogs
    May 11, 2020

    No success without succession

    by Daniel Akst
    The 1952 novel Executive Suite tells us what it takes to fill the shoes of an icon.
  • s+b Blogs
    April 27, 2020

    Tales of the original Industrial Revolution

    by Daniel Akst
    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.
  • April 15, 2020

    Too much work, too little time

    by Theodore Kinni
    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.