China's Second Continent
An exciting, hugely revealing account of China's burgeoning presence in Africa - a developing empire already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people.
An exciting, hugely revealing account of China's burgeoning presence in Africa - a developing empire already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people.
The authors explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.
An important look into the future, Wikinomics will be your road map for doing business in the twenty-first century.
Rubin details how much our lifestyle is connected to oil.
The book will change the way one looks at--and understands--the world.
Pink takes readers to a daring new place, and offers a provocative and urgent new way of thinking about a future that has already arrived.
What Works ultimately offers the general reader the chance to learn from some of the grandest economic successes and unexpected failures in the world today, through a series of imaginative, unusual and insightful examples.
Combining front-line investigation with startling new data, Waste shows how the way we live now has created a global food crisis and what we can do to fix it.
Sandel provokes an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society--and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?
Sorkin delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink.
An important book that will affect policy discussions for a long time to come - This Time Is Different exposes centuries of financial missteps.
That Used to Be Us is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.
SuperCorp provides the answer to a question crucial to both business and society more broadly - as a company grows, how can it avoid becoming a lumbering, corrupt giant?
This book traces the complicated lives and legacies of these four tycoons, as well as their business, social, and political ambitions.
This book recounts the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett.
The Second Machine Age will alter how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.
A great book about Asia's two emerging super-powers and the regional veteran who is making its own case for a strong future. The book offers some valuable insights into some of the historical roadblocks that threaten economic and political stability in the region.
The book offers an inspiring vision of the postwar world where enormous opportunities await those who view art as a resource to be shared openly rather than a commodity to be hoarded.
In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict.
The Powers to Lead, Joseph S. Nye offers a sweeping look at the nature of leadership in today's world.
Duhigg gives a fresh look of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change.
Our Daily Meds connects the dots for the first time to show how corporate salesmanship has triumphed over science inside the biggest pharmaceutical companies and, in turn, how this promotion driven industry has taken over the practice of medicine and is changing American life.
Nudge is about choices - how we make them and how we can make better ones. This book is good reading for anyone interested in our individual and collective well-being.
Mallaby tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007-2009.
In this book, Tapscott and Williams show the world how mass collaboration is changing the way businesses communicate, create value, and compete in the new global marketplace.
The book tells the story of the four men who invented corporate strategy as we know it and set in motion the modern, multibillion-dollar consulting industry.
Nandan Nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped India's past and present and asks the key question of the future.
The book offers leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course.
Studwell's latest work is provocative and iconoclastic - and sobering reading for most of the world's developing countries. How Asia Works is a must-read book that packs powerful insights about the world's most misunderstood continent.
Coates demonstrates how our bodies produce the fabled gut feelings we so often rely on, how stress in the workplace can impair our judgment and even damage our health, and how sports science can help us toughen our bodies against the ravages of stress.
A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects-for good and for ill.
Horowitz, the most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest entrepreneurial problems.
Rumelt dispels popular misconceptions about strategy - such as confusing it with ambitions, visions or financial goals - by very practically showing that a good strategy focuses on the challenges a business faces, and providing an insightful new approach for overcoming them.
Browne draws on the latest research, his own experience as a closeted gay man in the oil industry, and interviews with gay and lesbian leaders to expose the lingering culture of homophobia in corporations around the world, and to inspire the LGBT community to share who they are with their employers.
This book highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common.
Fragile by Design is a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation.
The true story of how risk destroys, as told through the ongoing saga of AIG.
The Everything Store is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.
Naim writes about the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor.
The book talks about about how and why leadership and followership have changed over time and about the leadership industry itself making it good reading for business, political, and community leaders.
The book is a guide to renewed success and profitable growth in an economy increasingly defined by transient advantage.
This book contains great stories interwoven with solid business advice and some wonderful insights into leading creative people.
Jeffrey Sachs lists some solutions for the major challenges facing our planet today: population growth, poverty, climate change, water availability and conflict.
This book provides the ideas, practices, and examples you need to create an environment where your most brilliant people can flourish.
Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind.
Taleb's depth of erudition and wisdom concerning the philosophy of uncertainty is covered.
Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose: Is the desire for choice innate or bound by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose?
Greenspan's book gives insight into American and world politics and economics.
Kotler documents how progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, digital manufacturing synthetic biology, and other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous 200 years.
Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.
Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball and a tale of the search for new baseball knowledge insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.
This book provides up-to-date insights and practical advice on how to create, manage, and measure the value of an organization.
The authors enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.
This book is a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come.
This is an easy to read defense of the principles of free market capitalism.
Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.
This book draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world.
Lewis writes about credit default swaps and sovereign debt from his deep understanding of how the global financial system works and he tells the tale through fascinating human stories of greed, excess, and self-delusion.
Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis proves yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.
After serving six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates believed that he had left Washington politics behind for good but when he received the call from the White House in 2006 to help a nation mired in two wars, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.
The World Is Flat is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.
Emotional intelligence is actually a set of skills that anyone can acquire, and in this practical guide, Daniel Goleman identifies them, explains their importance, and shows how they can be fostered.
This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is changing the way people think about selling products.
Daniel Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.
Napoleon Hill's classic mental-exercise book teaches you everything you need to know to empower yourself for success.
This book is a very well researched account that tracks not only the rise of McKinsey, but also encapsulates the history of the entire consulting industry.
Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.
This book is an intimate look at the founding father of the modern leadership movement - Warren Bennis is an acclaimed American scholar, successful organizational consultant and author, and an expert in the field of leadership.
Steve Job's tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science revealing that we are wired to connect and the surprisingly deep impact of our relationships on every aspect of our lives.
A Random Walk Down Wall Street has long been established as the first book to purchase when starting a portfolio. In addition to covering the full range of investment opportunities, the book features new material on the Great Recession and the global credit crisis and more.
A classic since its publication in 1954, The Practice of Management was the first book to look at management as a whole and being a manager as a separate responsibility and it remains an essential book for students, aspiring managers, and seasoned professionals.
Own The Future offers 50 ideas to help readers chart their organization's path to future leadership.
Drawing on years of research and experience, Thorndike tells eye-opening stories, extracting lessons and revealing a compelling alternative model for anyone interested in leading a company or investing in one and reaping extraordinary returns.
Outrageous Fortunes tells which industries will grow, which economies will crumble, which investments will pay off, and where the next big crisis may occur.
In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey in which he asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
Harvard Press combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance.
On China provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of our time.
On Becoming a Leader has served as a source of essential insight for countless readers. In a world increasingly defined by turbulence and uncertainty, the call to leadership is more urgent than ever.
Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.
The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Learn how they reject the big-spending lifestyles most of us associate with rich people.
THE MCKINSEY WAY contains valuable lessons on widely diverse topics such as marketing, interviewing, team-building, and brainstorming.
In this book Rasiel and Friga expand upon the lessons found in The McKinsey Way with real-world examples, parables, and easy-to-do exercises designed to get readers up and running.
The 3rd volume in the bestselling McKinsey Trilogy, The McKinsey Engagement is an action guide to realizing the consistently high level of business solutions achieved by the experts at the world's most respected consulting firms.
With the eye and ear of a born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. Out on the trading floor, bond traders throw telephones at the heads of underlings and Salomon chairman Gutfreund challenges his chief trader to a hand of liar's poker for one million dollars.
Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.
By outlining the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals, and by identifying where and how even top performers derail during the change process, Kotter provides a practical resource for leaders and managers charged with making change initiatives work.
The greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. His philosophy of "value investing" has made this book the stock market bible.
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.
We may communicate today with different tools and with greater speed, but Carnegie¿s advice on how to communicate, lead, and work efficiently remains priceless across the ages.
The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice.
Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict.
Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity.
Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more.
For God, Country & Coca-Cola, Mark Pendergrast looks at America¿s cultural, social, and economic history through the world¿s most recognizable consumer product.
The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people¿s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices.
The Essential Drucker covers the basic principles and concerns of management and its problems, challenges, and opportunities, giving managers, executives, and professionals the tools to perform the tasks that the economy and society of tomorrow will demand of them.
Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.
Pink asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
In this book, Kurzweil examines the radical possibilities of a world in which humans and intelligent machines could live side by side.
Competitive Advantage has guided countless companies, business school students, and scholars in understanding the roots of competition. Porter's work captures the extraordinary complexity of competition in a way that makes strategy both concrete and actionable.
We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies, neither seems to prevent grievous errors. Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques.
Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the twenty-first century and beyond.
This book offers a broad and up-to-date selection of the firm's best ideas on strategy with fresh ideas, insights, and practical lessons for managers, executives, and entrepreneurs in every industry.
Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem.
Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity -- principles that give us the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
This book brings together a series of essays describing the results of ongoing research, by the Strategy Institute of The Boston Consulting Group, into how companies can sharpen their edge by accelerating the clock speeds of their strategies to match those of their markets.
In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters -- of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment."
In this book, Wright describes the hopes and the turmoil across the Islamic world through the words of those who are living it.
In this updated edition of Profit from the Core, authors Zook and Allen show that a renewed focus on the core is more critical than ever as firms seek to rebuild their competitive advantage coming out of the downturn and that a strong core will be the foundation for successful expansion.
Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.
Eight true stories show that Leaders today aren't just bosses, they're self-starters who take charge even when they haven't been given a charge.
Helgesen's findings reveal that organizations run by women do not take the form of the traditional hierarchical pyranaid, but more closely resemble a web, where leaders reach out, not down, to form an interrelating matrix built around a central purpose.
Chaleff's Courageous Follower model has facilitated healthy upward information flow in organizations for over 15 years.
Bramson's proven-effective techniques are guaranteed to help you right the balance and take charge of your life. Learn the six basic steps that allow you to cope with just about anyone. Reclaim the power the rightfully belongs to you in any relationship!
In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners.
The Halo Effect continues to unmask the delusions found in the corporate world and provides a sharp understanding of what drives business success and failure.
This book uncovers what enables some talented people to rise to the top and live their full ambitions at work and in life, while others stop short.
Giving Effective Feedback quickly walks you through the basics of delivering feedback that gets results, including: choosing the right time to talk; engaging in productive dialogue; helping both star and struggling performers; and developing a plan for effective follow-up.
Zero-One is worth reading if you're interested in starting and funding businesses - or if you just want some good business tips.
Underhill's book is full of fresh observations and important lessons from the cutting edge of retail such as Internet behemoths Amazon and iTunes as well as the globalization of retail in the world's emerging markets.
The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet.
In this book, Phelan dissects a whole range of consulting treatments for unhealthy companies and shows why they are essentially fad diets: superficial would-be fixes that don"t result in lasting improvements and can cause serious damage.
HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an entertaining, page-turning primer containing lessons that Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg learned as they helped build the company.
Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post-financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks.
Levitt and Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, and more rationally.
Geithner demonstrates that he can discuss economics in an accessible fashion, making the situation the country faced in 2008 and 2009 tactile, comprehensible, and harrowing to the lay reader. Along the way, he also gives us a telling portrait of himself.
Amoruso isn't your typical entrepreneur and employees say she's the ultimate nasty gal. However, in a predominantly male tech industry, she is gaining notice for being a young female CEO who is doing things her way.
LeFebvre breaks down the GTD implementation into basic concepts and he gives an in-depth expanation of tools and methods.
The Future of the Mind gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world¿all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.
Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so.
Rogers became a Wall Street legend when he co-founded the Quantum Fund. The books is the fascinating story of Rogers's global motorcycle journey/investing trip with advice on the current state and future direction of international economies.
Beasley's book is filled with stories and lessons appealing to anybody who has ever taken the pause that refreshes. It s also a readable and important look at how companies can market and govern themselves more-ethically and to great success.
Haunted Empire is an illuminating portrait of Apple today that offers clues to its future. Kane explores Tim Cook¿s leadership and its impact on Jobs¿s loyal lieutenants, and new product development.
How to Design (and Deliver) TED-Worthy Presentation Slides is a short, practical and step-by-step guide to creating sexy slides. Included in the book are sample sexy slides from TED talks, as well as from across the web, to help you master the art of presentation design.
What makes these TED talks so inspiring? What is the secret formula for creating a successful TED talk? If you follow the guidelines and tools in this book, your audience will have no choice but to be wrapped up in your speeches and presentations.
Today's business people should take note: In the post-crisis economy, traditional career strategies spell professional extinction, but the fluid new "gig economy" offers tremendous potential for anyone willing to adapt. Nacie Carson explains what it takes to make it in today's world of work.
The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Alan Sugar Way draws out the universal lessons from Alan Sugar's remarkable success and identifies 10 strategies that can be applied to any business or career.
Raise the Bar distills the secrets to running a successful enterprise with Reaction Management, a strategy and philosophy Taffer developed and uses in his business and on Bar Rescue.
Netflix has come a long way since 1997, when Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings decided to start an online DVD store before most people owned a DVD player. Yet its long-term success or even survival is still far from guaranteed.
Acclaimed journalist Randall Stross was granted unprecedented access to Y Combinator, enabling a unique inside tour of the world of software startups.
Man's Search for Meaning tells the chilling and inspirational story of eminent psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, who was imprisoned at Auschwitz and other concentration camps for three years during the Second World War.
In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.
This is a story of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles, as the founders went from everyday engineers to wealthy celebrities featured in print and TV broadcasting.
Get Big Fast and Do More Good is a guide to modern entrepreneurship and accelerated brand-building from the founders of Yes To Inc, the company behind the breakthrough natural beauty brand Yes to Carrots.
With Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives, new media pioneer Randi Zuckerberg offers an entertaining and essential guide to understanding how technology and social media influence and inform our lives online and off.
Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better.
This book offers a wealth of insights and advice to entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs about the challenges and hurdles of creating a successful business--and the importance of perseverance and creative problem-solving.
This book reveals the essential nature of the new economy, identifies the best path forward for workers and entrepreneurs, and provides readers with actionable advice to make the most of the new economic landscape. In debates about our nation's economic future, it will be impossible to ignore.
Zuckerberg and a small group of key executives have created a company that has changed social life in the United States and elsewhere, a company that has become a ubiquitous presence in marketing, altering politics, business, and even our sense of our own identity. This is the Facebook Effect.
A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live.
The classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco is told. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal.
After the Music Stopped is an essential history that we cannot afford to forget, because one thing history teaches is that it will happen again.
The book lays out the four terms and conditions of the leadership contract and enlists leaders in making a conscious decision to lead, including the understanding that leadership is a decision, entails an obligation, is difficult, and requires a community.
In The ONE Thing, you'll learn to; cut through the clutter; achieve better results in less time; build momentum toward your goal; dial down the stress; stay on track; and master what matters to you.
Loomis uses her unique insight into Buffett¿s thinking to chronicle his work for Fortune, writing and proposing scores of stories that tracked his many accomplishments¿and also his occasional mistakes.
Christensen¿s How Will You Measure Your Life is with a book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader forge their own paths to fulfillment.
Playing to Win outlines a proven method that has worked for some of today's most celebrated brands and products. Let this book serve as your new guide to winning, as well.
This book compiles the full, unedited versions of every one of Warren Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway.
Lincoln on Leadership was the first book to examine the diverse leadership abilities that have made Abraham Lincoln an inspiration to everyone from businessmen to Barack Obama.
Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.
Rules and Tools for Leaders offers insightful and useful advice that avoids the flavor-of-the-month management theories.