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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  • April 6, 2020

    Plumbing the depths

    by Mike Jakeman
    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.
  • s+b Blogs
    March 30, 2020

    Business lessons from Albert Camus

    by Daniel Akst
    The novelist’s 1947 book, The Plague, highlights the importance of shared purpose and belonging in the face of uncertainty.
  • March 10, 2020

    The long history of the con

    by Michael Jakeman
    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.
  • February 24, 2020

    The most agile day

    by Leo M. Tilman and General Charles Jacoby
    What the Allied invasion of Normandy has to teach us about the power and utility of organizational agility.
  • February 18, 2020

    The evolution of trust

    by Daniel Akst
    In his new book, Not Born Yesterday, Hugo Mercier argues that humans are wired to see through misinformation and lies.
  • February 10, 2020

    The upside of slow growth

    by Mike Jakeman
    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.