More Business books

  • December 18, 2013

    How Apple Built Its Design Capability

    by Theodore Kinni
    A new biography of Apple design chief Jony Ive offers valuable lessons to leaders seeking to develop strategic capabilities.
  • December 11, 2013

    How Creepy Is Your Company?

    by Theodore Kinni
    In The Circle, novelist Dave Eggers creates a techno-dystopia that does a better job of  driving home the dangers of digitization than any nonfiction polemic to date.
  • December 4, 2013

    Make Big Bets

    by Theodore Kinni
    Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse argues that making a few big gambles may be a safer long-term strategy than sticking to small investments.
  • November 27, 2013

    When It Comes to Customer Service, Don’t Say No

    Lewis P. Carbone, author of Clued In: How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again and Again, introduces an excerpt on how to eliminate negative cues from The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty, by Matthew Dixon, Nick Toman, and Rick DeLisi.
  • November 26, 2013

    Seeking Scale in the Maker Movement

    by Theodore Kinni
    Mark Hatch, the CEO of TechShop, is betting that the new wave of high-tech DIY will bolster innovation and the growth of this nascent industry.
  • November 20, 2013

    A Call for True Machiavellian Leadership

    by Theodore Kinni
    According to scholar Maurizio Viroli, leaders cited The Prince as a rationale for unethical behavior for far too long. Accomplish something great instead.
  • November 13, 2013

    Tapping into Your Inner Creative

    by Theodore Kinni
    Tom and David Kelley of IDEO show readers how to channel the creativity they never knew they had.
  • November 1, 2013

    Small Talk, Big Results

    Keith Ferrazzi, author of Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success—and Won’t Let You Fail, introduces a passage on the value of connecting with co-workers from The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth about Insight, Innovation, and Success, by Alan Gregerman.
  • September 26, 2013

    How to Sidestep the Excellence Trap

    Rita Gunther McGrath, author of The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business, introduces a passage about when—and when not—to demand excellence from Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits That Masquerade as Virtues, by Jake Breeden.
  • September 17, 2013

    What Is the Wellspring of Innovation?

    by Theodore Kinni
    Nobel Prize–winning economist Edmund Phelps argues that innovation and the prosperity it engenders are a function of our values.
  • September 16, 2013

    The World’s Largest Ungoverned Space

    by Mark Stahlman
    Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen examine the political ramifications of digital ubiquity in The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business.
  • September 4, 2013

    What’s Your Metastory?

    by Theodore Kinni
    Ty Montague adds a useful twist to corporate storytelling.
  • September 3, 2013

    Beware Sophomoric Self-Obsession

    Art Kleiner, author of The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management, introduces a leadership lesson from Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning, 3rd Edition, by Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith.
  • August 27, 2013

    The Wizards of Money

    by Rob Norton
    In The Alchemists, economic journalist Neil Irwin argues that the financial crisis of 2007–08 made the central bankers of the U.S., U.K., and Europe the most powerful people on earth.
  • August 27, 2013

    Strategic Change without Tears

    by Cynthia A. Montgomery
    A review of Strategic Transformation: Changing while Winning, by Manuel Hensmans, Gerry Johnson, and George Yip.
  • August 27, 2013

    A Robot Ate My Job

    by David K. Hurst
    A review of Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age, by Marty Neumeier.
  • August 27, 2013

    Feminine Values Ascending

    by Sally Helgesen
    A review of The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future, by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio
  • August 14, 2013

    In “Drone Corporations,” Self-Interest Prevails

    by Theodore Kinni
    In his new book, Robert A.G. Monks indicts more than half of the Fortune 500, a handful of giant institutional shareholders, and the U.S. Supreme Court for hijacking the American Dream.
  • August 2, 2013

    Mother Nature Doesn’t Care about Your Green Ranking

    Gil Friend, author of The Truth about Green Business, introduces a passage that debunks sustainability ratings from Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability, by John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman.
  • July 17, 2013

    Thinking Inside the Box

    by Theodore Kinni
    A new book on creativity turns the conventional approach to business innovation on its head.
  • June 28, 2013

    Share the Digital Wealth

    George Dyson, author of Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, introduces a passage arguing for a more equitable distribution of the wealth created on the Internet from Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier.
  • June 19, 2013

    AT&T from Apples to iPhones

    by Theodore Kinni
    Ed Whitacre rescued a couple of iconic American companies, but a few years too late for my family.
  • June 13, 2013

    Another Facet of Globalization

    by Theodore Kinni
    In Story of My People, Edoardo Nesi explores that fate of his family’s company—and of local industry—amid rising global competition.
  • May 31, 2013

    Straight Talk about Change

    Ed Whitacre, author of American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA, introduces an uncommonly clear passage on managing change from Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work, by Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon.
  • May 28, 2013

    Skill or Luck?

    by David K. Hurst
    A review of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, by Michael J. Mauboussin.
  • May 28, 2013

    The Practitioner’s Tale

    by David Warsh
    A review of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation, and the State, by William H. Janeway.
  • May 6, 2013

    The Manager as Maker

    Don Tapscott, who has written 15 books, most recently Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles for Success, introduces an excerpt that demonstrates how openness to new business practices and work settings can unleash human capital, from The Soul of Design: Harnessing the Power of Plot to Create Extraordinary Products, by Lee Devin and Robert D. Austin.
  • March 29, 2013

    A Mind-Set for Success

    Judith E. Glaser, author of Creating WE: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking and Build a Healthy Thriving Organization, introduces a passage illuminating the drivers of success from Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow through Challenge and Adversity, by Steven Snyder.
  • March 1, 2013

    You Gotta Serve Somebody

    Jeff Thull, author of Mastering the Complex Sale: How to Compete and Win When the Stakes Are High, introduces a passage that overturns negative stereotypes about sales from To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others, by Daniel H. Pink.
  • February 26, 2013

    Need Skills? Start Training

    by Andrea Gabor
    A review of Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do about It, by Peter Cappelli.
  • February 26, 2013

    Sourcing Growth

    by Ken Favaro
    A review of Build, Borrow, or Buy, by Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell.
  • February 26, 2013

    Fill ’er Up

    by Milton Moskowitz
    A review of Private Empire, by Steve Coll.
  • February 1, 2013

    How Much Is Enough?

    James A. Ogilvy, author of Creating Better Futures: Scenario Planning as a Tool for a Better Tomorrow, introduces a passage on the limits of executive compensation from Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia.
  • January 4, 2013

    More Than Words

    George S. Yip, co-author of Strategic Transformation: Changing While Winning, introduces an excerpt from Management in 10 Words: Practical Advice from the Man Who Created One of the World’s Largest Retailers, by Terry Leahy, that explores the anchoring effect of business values.