Books

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


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'The CEO Test' by Adam Bryant & Kevin Sharer: How to improve your leadership game

The recent book by Adam Bryant and Kevin Sharer, the former CEO of Amgen, is a structured collection of anecdotes and quotes for leaders or people who aspire to lead companies in the future.

'The CEO Test' by Adam Bryant & Kevin Sharer: How to improve your leadership game

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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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'Just Work' by Kim Scott: How to recognize and eliminate workplace injustice

The author of 'Radical Candor' has practical advice for fighting bias, prejudice, and discrimination at work.

'Just Work' by Kim Scott: How to recognize and eliminate workplace injustice

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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: 'Stakeholder Capitalism' by Klaus Schwab with Peter Vanham

This book by the World Economic Forum founder is an efficient way to review the world’s biggest economic problems, get a survey of key voices and research on the topic, and understand a sensible approach to a more sustainable and resilient world.

Book Briefing: 'Stakeholder Capitalism' by Klaus Schwab with Peter Vanham