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More New Books: January 2018

Everybody knows that January is the worst month. So we're compensating with extra acquisitions. Included are the latest by Dan Pink (Drive), Naomi Klein (No Logo) and former IMI speakers Freek Vermeulen and Nilofer Merchant. As with January's first batch, some of our new titles are by authors ranked by the Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers. Topics include: climate change, innovation, governance, risk management, trust, branding, finance and accounting.

As always, you can see a list of all of our latest acquisitions from the last 6 months here

The power of onlyness : make your wild ideas mighty enough to dent the world / Nilofer Merchant.

Why do some individuals make scalable impact with their ideas, regardless of their power or status? Now that the Internet has liberated ideas to spread and scale through networks rather than hierarchies, power is no longer determined by your status, but by “onlyness”—that spot in the world only you stand in. [Adapted from author website]

Breaking bad habits : how to reinvigorate your business by defying industry norms / by Freek Vermeulen.

"Best practices" may be widespread, but that doesn't mean they're effective. In many instances the opposite is true: best practices can be outdated, harmful, and a hindrance to innovation. In Breaking Bad Habits Freek Vermeulen, a strategist with a keen eye for the absurd, offers the tools to identify these practices and rid them from your organization. And, most of all, he presents a compelling case for how eliminating popular but outworn ideas, processes, and strategies can create new opportunities for innovation and growth. [Adapted from publisher text]

The Oxford handbook of corporate governance / edited by Mike Wright, Donald S. Siegel, Kevin Keasey and Igor Filatotchev.

This Handbook constitutes the definitive source of academic research on corporate governance, synthesizing studies from economics, strategy, international business, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, business ethics, accounting, finance, and law. [Publisher text]

This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate / Naomi Klein.

In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Winner of Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction; Observer Book of the Year; and New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year. [Publisher text]

Drawdown : the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming / edited by Paul Hawken.

There have been agreements and proposals on how to slow, cap, and arrest emissions, and there are international commitments to prevent global temperature increases from exceeding two degrees centigrade over pre-industrial levels. However, there is as yet no roadmap that goes beyond slowing or stopping emissions. Drawdown maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution, we describe its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. [Publisher text]

When : the scientific secrets of perfect timing / Daniel H. Pink.

How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives. [Publisher text]