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'Remote Work Revolution' by Tsedal Neeley: Getting remote work right

Researchers have been studying remote work since well before the pandemic. Tsedal Neeley, a Harvard Business School professor, is among them. In her new book, she presents best practices for remote-work arrangements.

'Remote Work Revolution' by Tsedal Neeley: Getting remote work right

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'Listen Like You Mean It' by Ximena Vengoechea: Tactics for listening better

Vengoechea, a user interaction and market research manager at Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, details tactics we can deploy in our own professional and personal relationships.

'Listen Like You Mean It' by Ximena Vengoechea: Tactics for listening better

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'Futureproof' by Kevin Roose: How to avoid being made obsolete by automation

New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose explores what humans can do better than even the most advanced AI in his book 'Futureproof.'

'Futureproof' by Kevin Roose: How to avoid being made obsolete by automation

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How to have candid conversation about race at work

A new book by Harvard social psychologist Robert Livingston aims to show people “how to turn difficult conversations about race into productive instances of real change.”

How to have candid conversation about race at work

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Book Briefing on Bill Gates and 'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster'

While some critics will challenge his assumptions, Gates’ framework for assessing what should be prioritized is useful.

Book Briefing on Bill Gates and 'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster'

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Book Briefing: 'Working Backwards' by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr

A book by two long-time Amazon insiders describes its unique management practices and how others could adopt them.

Book Briefing: 'Working Backwards' by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr

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Book Briefing: 'Humor, Seriously' by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

A new book by two Stanford faculty is aimed at making anyone funny at work.

Book Briefing: 'Humor, Seriously' by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

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Book Briefing: ‘Think Again’ by Adam Grant

Wharton's Adam Grant discusses how to rethink your own views, as well as how to get others to reevaluate their opinions.

Book Briefing: ‘Think Again’ by Adam Grant

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Book Briefing: 'Work: A Deep History' by James Suzman

“For 95% of our species’ history, work did not occupy anything like the hallowed place in people’s lives that it does now,” recounts Suzman. Why did that change?

Book Briefing: 'Work: A Deep History' by James Suzman

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Book Briefing: 'Leadership in Turbulent Times' by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Goodwin focuses in Leadership on the seminal trials of four US presidents, relevant to our own moment in history.

Book Briefing: 'Leadership in Turbulent Times' by Doris Kearns Goodwin