NEWS & OPINION: World Changers and Fortune
Posted April 4, 2012, 7:54 PM with category of Narrative & Biography
John A. Byrne, former executive editor of BusinessWeek, editor in chief of Fast Company, and associate editor at Forbes, put out a great book in December with Portfolio called Game Changers: 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business as We Knew It. It's a really intriguing read, especially great for those who love biographies and personalities.
NEWS & OPINION: Rounding Up the Best of 2011
Posted November 29, 2011, 5:14 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Posting the strategy + business list before the Thanksgiving break reminded me that we haven't seen quite as many "best of 2011" business lists at this point of year as we have in years past. Beside the Goldman Sachs/FT award and s+b's list, The only two I've seen have come from booksellers—Amazon and Hudson.
Amazon's Best Books of 2011 were announced earlier this month.
NEWS & OPINION: strategy + business's Best Business Books 2011
Posted November 23, 2011, 4:48 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
strategy + business's yearly list of the best business books is always one of the finest. They do something really simple, but simply brilliant, having authors and thinkers who work in each category come in and curate the year's books with lengthy essays. This always makes it one of the most thorough and thoughtful lists put out every year, and this year is no exception.
NEWS & OPINION: Amazon's Best of 2011 ... So Far
Posted June 27, 2011, 7:20 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Amazon's books editors have announced their "2011 Best Books of the Year So Far" list. I don't recall them putting out a mid-year list in the past, but it's a great idea and they've picked some very worthy titles.
Their top ten in the Business & Investing category are:
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz, Rodale Press
Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki, Portfolio
Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by David Logan, John King & Halee Fischer-Wright, Harper Paperbacks (the paperback release of the authors' 2008 book)
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy, Simon & Schuster
Poke the Box by Seth Godin, The Domino Project - Powered by Amazon
Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity by Josh Linkner, Jossey-Bass
We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World by Simon Mainwaring, Palgrave MacMillan
The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk, HarperBusiness
Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life by Alexander Green, John Wiley & Sons
Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything by John Mauldin, John Wiley & Sons
On that list, Disciplined Dreaming author Josh Linkner contributed a manifesto to the February issue of ChangeThis, and we have a manifesto from Simon Mainwaring coming on July 6.
JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects – Onward
Posted April 14, 2011, 6:36 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon, Rodale Press, 384 Pages, $25. 99, Hardcover, March 2011, ISBN 9781605292885
Howard Schultz has been with Starbucks for almost thirty years. He left the day-to-day operations in 2000 to become chairman (and yes, it’s a lower case “c”—Starbucks doesn’t capitalize titles), and watched from that perch as the company began to fail.