Tag Archives: Success in business

Rebel talent: why it pays to break the rules at work and in life by Francesca Gino

Overview: Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino shows us why the most successful among us break the rules, and how rebellion brings joy and meaning into our lives. Rebels have a bad reputation. We think of them as troublemakers, outcasts, contrarians: those colleagues, friends, and family members who complicate seemingly straightforward decisions, create chaos, …
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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 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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Disrupt yourself: putting the power of disruptive innovation to work by Whitney Johnson

Overview: Thinkers50 Management Thinker of 2015 Whitney Johnson wants you to consider this simple, yet powerful, idea: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different–they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. As president and …
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Play bigger: how rebels and innovators create new categoties and dominate markets by Al Ramadan, [and three others].

Overview: The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design. Winning today isn’t about beating the competition at the old game. It’s about inventing a whole new game—defining a new market category, developing it, and dominating it over time. You can’t build a …
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Alibaba: the house that Jack Ma built by Duncan Clark.

Overview: An engrossing, insider’s account of how a teacher built one of the world’s most valuable companies—rivaling Walmart & Amazon—and forever reshaped the global economy. In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into one of the world’s largest …
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Originals: how non-conformists move the world / Adam Grant

Overview: With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas …
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Break your own rules: how to change the patterns of thinking that block women’s paths to power by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath, Mary Davis Holt.

Overview: How women can make it to the top by adopting the new rules of leadership Women hold just 11 percent of the most senior-level leadership positions in U.S. Corporations-a number that hasn’t changed in over 30 years. How can women break through? Break Your Own Rules distills the six faulty assumptions (or “rules”) most …
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Great Work: how to make a difference people love by David Stuart

Overview: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Great work lives inside all of us. The question is: Do we make the contributions we’re capable of? Is our best work getting out there? Breaking through? Creating a difference the world loves? We’ve long been told our ability to succeed depends on our IQ, talent, education level, gender, …
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100 more great leadership ideas: from successful leaders to managers around the world by Jonathan Gifford (ebook)

Synopsis from the Publisher If you are a manager in today business environment, demonstrating that you have leadership skills is essential to success. But what does it take to become an effective and influential business manager and leader? There are no sure-fire ways, but you can take inspiration and advice from various leaders who have …
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