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'The Cold Start Problem' by Andrew Chen: The path to launching a successful product

A clear analysis of how to approach building a network product—and of what distinguishes some of the most successful companies of our time from competitors that collapsed.

'The Cold Start Problem' by Andrew Chen: The path to launching a successful product

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'Out of Office' by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen: How to fix remote and hybrid work

An elegantly written and helpful catalog of the problems with white-collar work today—and a lucid call for a healthier relationship with our jobs.

'Out of Office' by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen: How to fix remote and hybrid work

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'Winning on Purpose' by Fred Reichheld: A manifesto for customer capitalism

The creator of the Net Promoter Score makes a clear and passionate argument for companies focusing singularly on making the lives of their customers better.

'Winning on Purpose' by Fred Reichheld: A manifesto for customer capitalism

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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