Jargon monoxide, friction fixers, and the meeting that could have been an email
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2M ago
Best-selling author and organizational psychologist Robert Sutton shares insights from his latest book, The Friction Project, which looks at how companies manage obstacles and turn them into benefits ..read more
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Lean for the modern company
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8M ago
Tom Ehrenfeld reviews What a Unicorn Knows: How Leading Entrepreneurs Use Lean Principles to Drive Sustainable Growth, by Matthew May and Pablo Dominguez ..read more
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A tale of two ways to think about climate change
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Mike Jakeman reviews Scarcity: A History from the Origins of Capitalism to the Climate Crisis, by Fredrik Albritton Jonsson and Carl Wennerlind. The sweeping philosophical history argues that the world can be divided neatly into two camps: on one hand, there are "cornucopians," who are convinced of the powers of human ingenuity to extend nature's bounty to satisfy all of our desires; on the other are the "finitarians," who see the planet's resources and humankind's power over them as limited, which means we must learn to compromise in order to thrive ..read more
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Leap to leader: Make yourself heard
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1y ago
In his new book, Adam Bryant shares tactics that up-and-coming leaders can use to prove they are ready for the next challenge ..read more
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Why do large projects go over budget?
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1y ago
Daniel Akst reviews How Big Things Get Done, by Bent Flyvbjerg, a University of Oxford expert on the mega-troubles of megaprojects, and Dan Gardner, a journalist who helped Flyvbjerg convey in crisp English prose what's he's learned about the subject from years of study and consulting ..read more
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An enduring portrait of courage in the C-suite
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1y ago
Drawing business lessons from literature, Daniel Akst shines a light on the essential qualities of leadership, as espoused in a 1960 novel by the former executive Cameron Hawley ..read more
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Clocking out: Millennials and the workforce
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1y ago
Mike Jakeman reviews Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock, by Jenny Odell, the latest in a corpus of books that questions old paradigms about the meaning of time and work ..read more
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The mechanics of entrepreneurship
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1y ago
Tom Ehrenfeld reviews The Entrepreneurs: The Relentless Quest for Value, by Derek Lidow, which analyzes the factors that give rise to entrepreneurs--and, in turn, the important social changes brought about by their innovations ..read more
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Cinema and the C-suite: Leadership lessons from Other People's Money
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1y ago
Daniel Akst looks for leadership lessons in the 1991 film Other People's Money, set in the heyday of corporate raiders ..read more
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A closer look at insurance markets
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1y ago
Mike Jakeman reviews Risky Business: Why Insurance Markets Fail and What to Do About It, a book that explores the intricacies of the age-old insurance industry ..read more
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