Books

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


Book Briefing

'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

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'Redesigning Work' by Lynda Gratton: How to make hybrid work for everyone

This new book is a substantive guide to changing how we work using a four-step design process.

'Redesigning Work' by Lynda Gratton: How to make hybrid work for everyone

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'Pay Up' by Reshma Saujani: How workplaces can work for women

A plan for fixing the unequal burdens that working mothers have shouldered—even more intensely during the pandemic.

'Pay Up' by Reshma Saujani: How workplaces can work for women

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'Partnering' by Jean Oelwang: The secrets of effective partnerships in work and life

What makes a business or personal partnership successful? A close look at prominent partnerships suggests tactics to try.

'Partnering' by Jean Oelwang: The secrets of effective partnerships in work and life

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The First, the Few, the Only by Deepa Purushothaman: How business can evolve with women of color leading

This former Deloitte executive wrote the book to help other women of color “question everything” and redefine power in their own ways, and for everyone else to understand the need for a new playbook for leadership.

The First, the Few, the Only by Deepa Purushothaman: How business can evolve with women of color leading

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'Competing in the New World of Work' by Ferrazzi, Gohar, Weyrich: Embrace the breakout room

How can we translate the lessons organizations have learned over the past two years into a structured approach for moving forward? That’s a core question behind the new book 'Competing in the New World of Work.'

'Competing in the New World of Work' by Ferrazzi, Gohar, Weyrich: Embrace the breakout room

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'Deep Purpose' by Ranjay Gulati: When societal purpose truly defines a business

In this new book, a Harvard Business School professor argues that “convenient purpose” isn’t enough for business leaders, and offers advice for decisions involving tradeoffs between purpose and profit.

'Deep Purpose' by Ranjay Gulati: When societal purpose truly defines a business