Lying for Money

Lying for Money

RECOMMENDATION Dan Davies, a former Bank of England regulatory economist, offers an in-depth portrayal of fraud and its effects on the global economy. Using contemporary and historical case studies, he delves into commercial fraud, translating...

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Love your Imposter

Love your Imposter

RECOMMENDATION British branding professional Rita Clifton offers business and life advice that she draws from her own exceptional career journey. In this conversational text – part memoir, part self-help book and part branding manual – she...

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Leonardo’s Laptop

Leonardo’s Laptop

RECOMMENDATION Leonardo da Vinci put people first in both engineering and art, noting that “work must commence with the conception of man.” Unfortunately, many software and hardware engineers treat the user as an annoying afterthought. Ben...

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Left Brain, Right Stuff

Left Brain, Right Stuff

RECOMMENDATION Most social science research about decision making is not relevant to corporate strategic planning decisions, which are notably different from investment or purchase decisions. Phil Rosenzweig, a professor at IMD, a top Swiss...

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Lean Production Simplified

Lean Production Simplified

RECOMMENDATION Engineer and consultant Pascal Dennis’s Toyota sensei (teachers) instructed him on how to summarize the Lean production system succinctly yet elegantly. Dennis starts with the history and purpose of Lean, which is to do more with...

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Mindset

Mindset

RECOMMENDATION This book has a simple premise: The world is divided between people who are open to learning and those who are closed to it, and this trait affects everything from your worldview to your interpersonal relationships. Author and...

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Mind Hacking

Mind Hacking

RECOMMENDATION Prankish entrepreneur Sir John Hargrave believes the mind revolution is underway. Once befuddled by drugs and alcohol, he drew on his coding background to hack his addiction and transform his life. He shares his system of objective...

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Managing the Telecommuting Employee

Managing the Telecommuting Employee

RECOMMENDATION Telework sounds simple. Let an employee work from home. Ensure that he or she has a desk, a computer and a working phone line. Ready, set, go; right? But what if the teleworker has an accident in the home office you authorized? Can...

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Leading Self-Directed Work Teams

Leading Self-Directed Work Teams

RECOMMENDATION Kimball Fisher provides a revised, updated look at the techniques for successfully leading self-directed work teams (SDWTs). He draws on basic principles described in his earlier book of the same name. SDWTs are effective and...

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Making Remote Work, Work

Making Remote Work, Work

RECOMMENDATION Work from the beach, the mountains or your house. Work your own hours, as long as you get the job done. Until the Industrial Revolution, doing your job from home was a worker’s only option. Now, remote work may well dominate the...

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