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New Year, New Books: January 2018

We ended 2017 by adding a few more e-books and are starting 2018 with a nice batch of new books (with more on the way). Several of these titles are by authors ranked by the Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers. 

You can see a list of all of our latest acquisitions from the last 6 months here

Creating great choices : a leader's guide to integrative thinking / by Jennifer Riel and Roger L. Martin.

Integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving originally developed by Roger Martin that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. This book lays out the authors' four-step methodology for creating great choices. The result is a replicable, thoughtful approach to finding a "third and better way" to make important choices in the face of unacceptable trade‐offs. Insightful and instructive, "Creating Great Choices" blends storytelling, theory, and hands-on advice to help any leader or manager facing a tough choice. [Adapted from publisher description]

PostCapitalism : a guide to our future / Paul Mason.

Paul Mason is a journalist and broadcaster and was formerly the business correspondent on BBC Newsnight and the  economics editor of Channel 4 News. In this book he wonders whether today, because of information technology, we are on the brink of a change so big, so profound, that capitalism itself, the immensely complex system by which entire societies function, has reached its limits. [Adapted from publisher description]

Collective genius : the art and practice of leading innovation / Linda A. Hill, Harvard Business School, Greg Brandeau, Former SVP Technology, Pixar, Emily Truelove, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kent Lineback, Executive & Best-Selling Author.

Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don't create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again. [Publisher text]

Emotional agility : get unstuck, embrace change, and thrive in work and life / Susan David.

Susan David, Ph.D., is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Drawing on her deep research, decades of international consulting, and her own experience overcoming adversity after losing her father at a young age, David shows how anyone can thrive in an uncertain world by becoming more emotionally agile. [Publisher text]

Multipliers : how the best leaders make everyone smarter / Liz Wiseman

A revised and updated edition of Liz Wiseman's best-selling exploration of why some leaders (“Diminishers”) drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others (“Multipliers”) amplify it to produce better results. [Adapted from publisher description]

Under new management : the unexpected truths about leading great organizations / David Burkus.

In Under New Management David Burkus, psychologist, professor of management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, shines a light on the companies that are experimenting with new and different models and policies for leading teams and managing people. From Amazon to Virgin, Volkswagen to Whole Foods, these companies have developed a new set of best practices that may look counter-intuitive, but have become an integral part of what makes them so high-performing, and that have established employee engagement and customer loyalty. [Adapted from publisher description]

Marketing 4.0 : moving from traditional to digital / Philip Kotler, Hermawan Kartajaya, and Iwan Setiawan.

Written by the world's leading marketing authorities, this book helps you navigate the increasingly connected world and changing consumer landscape to reach more customers, more effectively. This book examines the marketplace's shifting power dynamics, the paradoxes wrought by connectivity, and the increasing sub-culture splintering that will shape tomorrow's consumer. [Adapted from publisher description]

Designed leadership / Moura Quayle.

In Designed Leadership, the strategic-design scholar and urban-systems designer Moura Quayle shares her plan for integrating design and leadership, translating processes, principles, and practices from years of experience into tools of change for professional leaders. For managers at any level, Designed Leadership uses original visuals and field-tested examples to teach the kind of thinking, theorizing, and practicing that result in long-lasting high performance in the workplace and beyond. [Adapted from publisher description]