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The year’s winner of the “The FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2017” is Janesville by Amy Goldstein

Overview: “A gripping story of psychological defeat and resilience” (Bob Woodward, The Washington Post)—an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class. This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in …
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Toyota under fire: lessons for turning crisis into opportunity by Jeffrey K. Liker, Timothy N. Ogden. (New York : McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Overview For decades, Toyota has been setting standards that are the envy—and goal—of organizations worldwide. Its legendary management principles and business philosophy, first documented by Jeffrey K. Liker in his influential book The Toyota Way, changed the business world’s approach to operational excellence. Granted unprecedented access toToyota’s facilities worldwide, Liker, along with Timothy N. Ogden, …
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