Books

We publish a briefing—including a summary, takeaways, and other context— about a new business book weekly.


Book Briefing

‘Work Matters’ by Maureen Perry-Jenkins: How workplaces can positively impact children

In 'Work Matters', Maureen Perry-Jenkins of UMass Amherst draws a direct line between how low-income parents are treated at work and how they perform as parents—with broad implications for us all.

‘Work Matters’ by Maureen Perry-Jenkins: How workplaces can positively impact children

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'Building a Second Brain' by Tiago Forte: How to harness all of the information you consume

With this new book, Forte details a structure for managing information overload and using digital tools to organize information for easy recollection and retrieval.

'Building a Second Brain' by Tiago Forte: How to harness all of the information you consume

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'HBR at 100': How daily progress at work improves wellbeing and performance

Harvard Business Review's 'HBR at 100' is a hefty collection including seminal pieces by Peter Drucker, Michael E. Porter, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, Clayton M. Christensen, Robert B. Cialdini, Tim Brown, and others.

'HBR at 100': How daily progress at work improves wellbeing and performance

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Unconventional job-interview questions for finding people with a creative spark

With a new book 'Talent', economist Tyler Cowen and investor and entrepreneur Daniel Gross tackle the question of how to find people with a creative spark.

Unconventional job-interview questions for finding people with a creative spark

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'The No Club' by Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund, and Laurie Weingart: How to avoid being stuck with dead-end work

'The No Club' is a clear-headed explanation of how women overwork themselves or miss opportunities for advancement because of dead-end work.

'The No Club' by Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund, and Laurie Weingart: How to avoid being stuck with dead-end work

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'Tomorrow’s Capitalist' by Alan Murray with Catherine Whitney: when you put purpose over profits

'Tomorrow’s Capitalist' by Alan Murray with Catherine Whitney, describes the evolution of CEOs’ engagement with concerns that were traditionally viewed to be outside their purview.

'Tomorrow’s Capitalist' by Alan Murray with Catherine Whitney: when you put purpose over profits

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'How the Future Works' by Brian Elliott, Sheela Subramanian, and Helen Kupp: The latest thinking on flexible work

The book 'How the Future Works' is an excellent guide to the latest research-backed practices for how to redesign work. .

'How the Future Works' by Brian Elliott, Sheela Subramanian, and Helen Kupp: The latest thinking on flexible work

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'A New Way to Think' by Roger L. Martin:

The new book by Rotman business school's former dean provides examples of how cultural change is best pursued indirectly, through day-to-day shifts rather than top-down decrees.

'A New Way to Think' by Roger L. Martin:

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'Inspired' by Matt Richtel: How creative people see the world differently

A new book by Matt Richtel of The New York Times presents the latest science of creativity and stories of creators.

'Inspired' by Matt Richtel:  How creative people see the world differently

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'Whole Earth' by John Markoff: How to identify a coming tectonic shift in culture, business, or technology

A biography of Stewart Brand by John Markoff permits reflection on where good ideas come from, and how one individual spotted generation-defining developments before others latched on to them.

'Whole Earth' by John Markoff: How to identify a coming tectonic shift in culture, business, or technology