Books

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

May 30, 2017

by Peter  M. Senge As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition. In The Fifth Discipline, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations—ones in…

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The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses

August 30, 2017

by Amar Bhidé What is this mysterious activity we call entrepreneurship? Does success require special traits and skills or just luck? Can large companies follow their example? What role does venture capital play? In a field dominated by anecdote and folklore, this landmark study integrates more than ten years of intensive research and modern theories…

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The Person and the Situation: Perspectives of Social Psychology

September 30, 2017

by Lee Ross & Richard E. Nisbett How does the situation we’re in influence the way we behave and think? Professors Ross and Nisbett eloquently argue that the context we find ourselves in substantially affects our behavior in this timely reissue of one of social psychology’s classic textbooks. Buy the book here.

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The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

September 30, 2014

by Clayton Christensen Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s…

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Man’s Search For Meaning

September 30, 2016

by Viktor E. Frankl Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir of life in Nazi death camps has riveted generations of readers. Based on Frankl’s own experience and the stories of his patients, the book argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward. Buy…

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Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

September 30, 2014

by Tony Wagner Harvard education expert Tony Wagner explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and…

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Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like,…

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

June 30, 2016

by Carol S. Dweck After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and…

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The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

September 30, 2014

by Steve Blank & Bob Dorf More than 100,000 entrepreneurs rely on The Startup Owner’s Manual for detailed, step-by-step instructions on building successful, scalable, profitable startups. This method was created by renowned Silicon Valley startup expert Steve Blank, acknowledged catalyst of the “Lean Startup” movement, and tested and refined by him for more than a…

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Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on how to Create a Culture of Innovation

September 22, 2014

by Adam Bryant In Quick and Nimble, Adam Bryant draws on interviews with more than two hundred CEOs to offer business leaders the wisdom and guidance to move an organization faster, to be quick and nimble, and to rekindle the whatever-it-takes collective spark of a start-up workplace, all with the goal of innovating and thriving in…

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