Summer Reading: 8 Business Books – in Pictures

A selection of books perfect for your commute — or the beach.

Illustration by Phil Marden


An Ode to the Thief of Time

In his new book, Andrew Santella explores procrastination, and why it is that whenever there is a job to do, you can count on someone putting it off.

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The Quirky Secrets of the World’s Greatest Innovators

In her book on inventive genius, Melissa Schilling delves into the personality traits that lead to breakthroughs.

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How to Break Bad Business Habits

Freek Vermeulen of the London Business School offers contrarian nuggets for innovation-hungry leaders.

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How to Make Property Work Better for Society

In their new book, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl argue that rethinking the ownership of assets can lead to greater economic efficiency and equality.

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The Da Vinci Lode

In his magisterial new biography of the ultimate Renaissance man, Walter Isaacson provides important insights into the nature of creativity and innovation.

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How to Cure a Bad Case of Metric Fixation

History professor Jerry Muller reminds us that not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

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Minding the Gender Gap

In her book on gender disparity in the workplace, journalist Joanne Lipman challenges men and women to overcome unconscious bias.

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How to Get Time on Your Side

Best-selling author Daniel Pink analyzes more than 700 studies to reveal the science of perfect timing.

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Summer Reading: 8 Business Books – in Pictures