Books

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

September 9, 2017

by Adam Grant In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and…

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Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions

September 8, 2017

by Gary A. Klein Anyone who watches the television news has seen images of firefighters rescuing people from burning buildings and paramedics treating bombing victims. How do these individuals make the split-second decisions that save lives? Most studies of decision making, based on artificial tasks assigned in laboratory settings, view people as biased and unskilled.…

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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

by Brene Brown “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who…

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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

September 9, 2017

by Adam Grant For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why…

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The Wealth of Nations

September 8, 2017

by Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations was published 9 March 1776, during the Scottish Enlightenment and the Scottish Agricultural Revolution. It influenced a number of authors and economists, as well as governments and organizations. Analyzing the relationship between work and the production of a nation’s wealth, Smith, a Scottish philosopher by trade, wrote the book to…

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Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes

June 10, 2015

by Alfie Kohn The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth…

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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

by Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein Nudge is about choices—how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, this book offers a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make—ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect…

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To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

by Daniel H. Pink Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now. To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of…

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

June 10, 2017

by Daniel Kahneman Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of…

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Grow or Die: The Unifying Principle of Transformation

July 30, 2017

by George Land Grow or Die was originally published in 1973. Dr. Land’s theory of transformation has become a cornerstone in the strategic planning and organizational transformation of corporations. At the root of the principle lies a single concept: growth – the most basic and universal of drives through which all biological, physical, chemical, psychological,…

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