Category Archives: Books and libraries

The mind of the leader: how to lead yourself, your people, and your organization for extraordinary results by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter

Overview: Join the global movement that’s making corporations more people-centric to achieve great results. The world is facing a global leadership crisis. Seventy-seven percent of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88 percent of employees say their leaders don’t engage enough. There is also a high level of suffering …
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Crashed: how a decade of financial crises changed the world by Adam Tooze

Overview: “An intelligent explanation of the mechanisms that produced the crisis and the response to it…One of the great strengths of Tooze’s book is to demonstrate the deeply intertwined nature of the European and American financial systems.”–The New York Times Book Review From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening reinterpretation of the 2008 economic crisis …
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The inevitable: understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future by Kevin Kelly

Overview: From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, …
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Digital transformation : B.U.I.L.D your organization’s future by Lindsay Herbert

Overview: As with any large infrastructure project, the costs and risks involved in a major innovation program are significant, and how it is led and managed will directly determine its long-term success and sustainability. The secrets of successful digital transformation are usually tightly held by the organizations that achieved them; this new title unlocks the …
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Why they do it: inside the mind of the white-collar criminal by Eugene Soltes

Overview: From the financial fraudsters of Enron, to the embezzlers at Tyco, to the insider traders at McKinsey, to the Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, the failings of corporate titans are regular fixtures in the news. But what drives wealthy and powerful people to white-collar crime? Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes draws from extensive personal …
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Principles by Ray Dalio

Overview: Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment …
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The power of moments: why certain experiences have extraordinary impact by Chip and Dan Heath

Overview: The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by …
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One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams by Chris Fussell

Overview: From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, a practical guide for leaders looking to make their organizations flatter and more interconnected. Too often, companies end up with teams stuck in their own silos, pursuing goals and metrics in isolation. Their traditional autocratic structures create stability, scalability, and predictability — …
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The CEO next door: what it takes to get to the top, and succeed by Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell with Tahl Raz

Overview: Based on an in-depth analysis of over 2,600 leaders drawn from a database of more than 17,000 CEOs and C-suite executives, as well 13,000 hours of interviews, and two decades of experience advising CEOs and executive boards, Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell overturn the myths about what it takes to get to …
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Skin in the game: hidden asymmetries in daily life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Overview: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold new work that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility. In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to …
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