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The caterpillar’s edge : evolve, evolve again, and thrive in business / Sid Mohasseb.“The secret code to growing a successful business is adjusting your strategy every single day. Business leaders, large and small, need to learn a new game with very different rules. They must accept an ever-changing and uncertain landscape, but a landscape that […]

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Building smarter organizations : how to lead your zombie organization back to life / Gordon Vala-Webb.” Engaging read, actionable advice‚ĶGordon Vala-Webb has written a smart and engaging little book that is full of practical and powerful advice for leaders in any industry. Equally useful for reinvigorating organizations that may have lost some of their youthful […]

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The attention merchants : the epic scramble to get inside our heads / Tim Wu.“From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The Master Switch ( a New Yorker and Fortune Book of the Year) and who coined the term “net neutrality”–a revelatory, ambitious and urgent account of how the capture and re-sale of human attention […]

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Killing it : an entrepreneur’s guide to keeping your head without losing your heart / Sheryl O’Loughlin. “The former CEO of Clif Bar, Co-founder of Plum, and serial entrepreneur offers insights about launching and growing a business while maintaining a fulfilled life in this practical guide filled with hard-won advice culled from the author’s own […]

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The glass wall : success strategies for women at work – and businesses that mean business / Sue Unerman & Kathryn Jacob.“Never mind the glass ceiling. In the workplace today there’s a glass wall. Men and women can see each other clearly through the divide, but they don’t speak the same language or have the […]

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Beyond measure : the big impact of small changes / Margaret Heffernan. “A powerful manifesto for CEOs and employees alike: Influential and award-winning business leader Margaret Heffernan reveals how organizations can build ideal workplace cultures and create seismic shifts by making deceptively small changes. By implementing sweeping changes, businesses often think it’s possible to do […]

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A world of difference : leading in global markets with cultural intelligence / Felicity Menzies. “Having a diverse workforce makes “A World of Difference”. Companies and organisations that have a diverse workforce benefit from increased innovation, creativity, performance and a better bottom line. However, building diverse teams in the workforce is not easy. Not everyone […]

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The network imperative : how to survive and grow in the age of digital business models / Barry D. Libert, Megan Beck, Jerry Wind.“Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies […]

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Breaking through bias : communication techniques for women to succeed at work / Andrea S. Kramer, Alton B. Harris.“More than fifty years after the beginning of the Women’s Movement and forty years after passage of Title IX, women are still not “making it” in traditionally male careers. Women start their careers on parity with men […]

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Agile talent : how to source and manage outside experts / Jon Younger, Norm Smallwood.“How to Leverage Talent You Don’t Own – Campbell Soup Company and PepsiCo seek advice from anthropologists to understand customer tastes and preferences. Google and Intel engage experts in social science and biomechanics to assess how people think about and use […]

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