Rebooting Work

Rebooting Work

RECOMMENDATION The industrial age is over. The new economy depends on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurialism. IT guru Maynard Webb and business writer Carlye Adler don’t break any new ground in this short book, but they stand out from many...

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Achieving Longevity

Achieving Longevity

RECOMMENDATION Most people argue that the rate of change has accelerated. However, University of Calgary strategy professor Jim Dewald makes the case that change actually has slowed markedly compared with the pace of change a century ago, when...

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Corporate Entrepreneurship

Corporate Entrepreneurship

This solidly researched, well-written book makes a sound case for an unconventional view of corporate entrepreneurship. Author Vijay Sathe contends that the archetype of the lonely, low-level corporate entrepreneur is a fantastic, fairy-tale...

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Superbosses

Superbosses

RECOMMENDATION Dartmouth College business professor Sydney Finkelstein asked star performers across many industries, “Who is the best boss you’ve ever worked for?” They described driven, enigmatic, tireless “superbosses.” These leaders populate...

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Business Strategy

Business Strategy

RECOMMENDATION In this book, Jeremy Kourdi and the Economist survey the material you might cover in an M.B.A. course on corporate strategy. The book's 13 chapters are grouped into two parts. The first section, “The forces at work,” illustrates...

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Work With Me!

Work With Me!

Recommendation Gini Graham Scott presents a model for handling any type of conflict using the ERI - emotions, reasons, and intuition - model. With this model, Scott calls for controlling negative emotions (E) and getting them out of the way...

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Traditional Work Isn’t Working

Traditional Work Isn’t Working

You show up. You stay eight hours. You go home. Many employers still expect this basic duty of their workers, although studies show that distractions can tatter your day at the workplace and even though many people feel they are most productive...

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The Economy of You

The Economy of You

In previous decades, many employees held lifetime jobs that provided benefits and pensions. In the modern era, many people – including, most conspicuously, many millennials – can’t find work. Those who have jobs worry that they might lose them...

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Workers and the Online Gig Economy

Workers and the Online Gig Economy

What effect will the continued expansion of a digital, on-demand “gig” economy have upon employment and government regulation? In this succinct, well-researched article, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Jane Dokko and Megan Mumford of The Hamilton...

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A Total Rethink of How Work Should Work

A Total Rethink of How Work Should Work

Today, with a just few taps on your smartphone, an Uber driver arrives to whisk you off wherever you’d like to go. Need help assembling that Ikea furniture? Hire someone on TaskRabbit. Feel like having curry for dinner? Postmates will deliver...

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SaaS Metrics 2.0

SaaS Metrics 2.0

Software as a service (SaaS) executives face a different set of challenges than their counterparts at more traditional enterprises and need a different set of metrics. To help subscription businesses evaluate viability, make stop-or-go decisions...

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