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Leaders Leap: Transforming Your Company at the Speed of Disruption

An offering of nonpareil implications for any business or organization. This title expands Chip and Dan Heath’s Switch. It also serves as a contemporary update to Clayton Christensen’s classic The Innovator’s Dilemma. Highly recommended for all university libraries supporting business curricula.
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The Clear Leader: How To Lead Well in a Hyper-Connected World

Practical and evidence-based, this lofty effort will support any leader through today’s data dump. More valuable as a handy self-assessment or as a gap filler in leadership collections.

Leadership from Bad to Worse: What Happens When Bad Festers

This work nicely addresses the chaos that afflicts government and business and emphasizes the troubling increased support of today’s demagogues. It’s a reminder that the time to turn from this dangerous path is quickly running out. Essential for libraries supporting political science and business curricula.

Work, Retire, Repeat: The Uncertainty of Retirement in the New Economy

This highly recommended book focuses on middle- and lower-income people who do not have millions in their retirement accounts and who are particularly concerned about the retirement possibilities that their children and grandchildren will have. It nicely updates Dora L. Costa’s The Evolution of Retirement and will appeal to fans of Jessica Bruder’s Nomadland.
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Venture Meets Mission: Aligning People, Purpose, and Profit to Innovate and Transform Society

For a specific business-minded audience that will find information on leveraging public/private alliances toward fulfilling an organization’s mission.
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The Characters of Creativity: Activate Creativity by Understanding Your Colleagues

Readers interested in organizational dynamics or the overlap between business and creativity will find much to consider. Recommended for libraries with a strong interest in business literature.
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Know What Matters: Lessons from a Lifetime of Transformations

Like Howard Schultz’s Onward or Joe Coulombe’s Becoming Trader Joe, this mix of history, memoir, and business guidance delivers insight on running successful chain restaurants by focusing on customers. Shaich’s account of creating fast-casual dining is the most intriguing.
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The First Rule of Mastery: Stop Worrying About What People Think of You

Though the subject is widely covered in popular titles like Carol Dweck’s Mindset, Brené Brown’s I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Wasn’t), and Nick Trenton’s Stop Overthinking, Gervais’s ability to intertwine theory with actionable strategies make this a worthy addition to collections. Will appeal to a broad, general readership.

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The Career Arts: Making the Most of College, Credentials, and Connections

Not all ideas are new in this book, but its positive tone and clear writing will appeal to students, parents, and educators.
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Breaking Twitter: Elon Musk and the Most Controversial Corporate Takeover in History

Not a pure history, but its novelistic style may draw a popular audience.
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Techlash: Who Makes the Rules in the Digital Gilded Age?

This book proposes complicated but feasible solutions to prevent the weakening of personal privacy and the undermining of competition. A good book for those interested in public policy about technology companies and their innovations and approaches.
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The Summit Mindset: Winning the Battle of You Versus You

A well-written and insightful exploration of strategies that will be useful for readers searching for sound career and life advice.
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The Boldly Inclusive Leader: Transform Your Workplace (and the World) by Valuing the Differences Within

A good introduction for leaders who are trying to understand how to create inclusive spaces in their workplace. This will also appeal to professionals who are looking for guides on how to lead with empathy and compassion.
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The End of Reality: How Four Billionaires Are Selling a Fantasy Future of the Metaverse, Mars, and Crypto

A book that both critiques the business models of specific billionaires and calls for a regenerative economy. Best for readers wary of the metaverse.
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Our Least Important Asset: Why the Relentless Focus on Finance and Accounting Is Bad for Business and Employees

A thought-provoking and important study for managers or faculty and students in business and management programs.
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Wonder Boy: Tony Hsieh, Zappos, and the Myth of Happiness in Silicon Valley

Recommended for business collections and to those considering entrepreneurship or applying Hsieh’s business philosophy.
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The Modern Maverick: Why Writing Your Own Rules Is Better for You, Your Business and the World

Recommended for readers who are looking to make quality-of-life adjustments in their professional and personal lives.
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Speak Up: Breaking the Glass Ceiling at CBS News

This book ranks as a powerful reminder of the resilience it takes for women to rise professionally in spaces traditionally reserved for men.
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Credible: The Power of Expert Leaders

A convincing argument that a company’s success requires leaders to have specific industry expertise.
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Business Information Resources, 2023

This is still a reliably sensible publication to include in any business library. Recommended for readers needing quick access to concentrated industry information.
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Staying the Distance: The Lessons from Sport That Business Leaders Have Been Missing

In drawing the parallels between coaching and leadership, this book provides valuable insight for succeeding in either pursuit. Will likely appeal to a broad readership, particularly those newly responsible for leading a team of any kind.
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The Bruce Lee Code: How the Dragon Mastered Business, Confidence, and Success

While Bruce Lee feels like a natural focus for a book on start-ups in the United States, sometimes the focus on what Lee’s philosophy offers to aspiring entrepreneurs gets lost, and this title becomes more of a biography than a business book.
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Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed, and the Fight for the Future of Meat

This urgent, articulate warning, reminiscent of Christopher Leonard’s The Meat Racket (with updated information), is highly recommended for all libraries. Fans of Michael Pollan may find it especially toothsome.
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Hangry: A Startup Journey

Evans exposes the trials and tribulations of starting a business as an entrepreneur with a heart, impressive writing chops, and a talent for narration. This title will be attractive to patrons who might not think business books are their thing. Recommended for public library collections.

Tomorrowmind: Thriving at Work—Now and in an Uncertain Future

Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries and business collections.
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The Power of Wonder: The Extraordinary Emotion That Will Change the Way You Live, Learn, and Lead

This awe-inspiring book is recommended for all academic multidisciplinary collections, especially those in business, philosophy, and psychology.
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The E Suite: Empathetic Leadership for the Next Generation of Executives

A solid basic introduction to empathy-centered leadership. Will likely appeal to first-time managers and those looking to move into leadership positions.
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Audacious AF: An Empowering Guide to Running an Authentic Business

Tidbits about business topics, such as branding, entrepreneurship, the effective use of social media, and the important concept of pricing are all included, which is great, but these messages become somewhat lost in the book’s excessive profanity.

Financial Feminist: Overcome the Patriarchy’s Bullsh*t To Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love

Dunlap’s honesty serves as a powerful source of motivation to do the work, not just to secure financial autonomy but to break out of stereotypes that limit women’s potential in all aspects of their lives.
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Still Broke: Walmart’s Remarkable Transformation and the Limits of Socially Conscious Capitalism

Interesting and evenhanded. Will appeal to a broad readership.
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Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon

Cohan’s thorough research and interviews with Jack Welch and others give readers a firsthand look at the rise and fall of an American institution.
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Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race

A singular perspective on space technology, with unexpected comparisons to colonialism that will make readers think twice about the future of humanity on other planets.
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The Burnout Challenge: Managing People’s Relationships with Their Jobs

This book proposes a thoughtful approach to tackling a common and serious workplace problem.
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Sold Out: How Broken Supply Chains, Surging Inflation, and Political Instability Will Sink the Global Economy

Contrarian investors will likely enjoy this title. Others may prefer a more accessible presentation.

Why Managers Matter: The Perils of the Bossless Company

Recommended as a first purchase for all academic business collections.
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The Search for Meaning at Work: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Purpose To Engage and Fulfill Your Workforce

Ideal for those concerned about employee engagement.

The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World’s Greatest Salesman

An insightful guide to improving communication skills.
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Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric That Matters

This solid introduction to the ideation process moves past the recent fixation on improv, which has been the model since the publication of Yes, And. The book does indeed tackle the need for idea creation in business, but it doesn’t differentiate itself enough from other works on this topic.
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The Brain-Friendly Workplace

A compelling read for anyone interested in understanding how brain chemistry can improve job performance and workplace satisfaction.
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Wolf Hustle: A Black Woman on Wall Street

An absorbing, instructive look at the victories and pitfalls of a life driven by the hustle. The page space that Fabré devotes to her youth might frustrate those hoping for even more dirt on the Wall Street life, but it’ll strike a chord with readers who recognize her aspirations and yearnings.

Global Class: How the World’s Fastest-Growing Companies Scale Globally by Focusing Locally

Business readers will enjoy learning more about how their favorite companies operate on a global scale. Recommended as a first purchase for all public and academic library collections.
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The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning To Live in an Age of Disasters

Kayyem’s timely and well-organized study is recommended for nonfiction collections, particularly those where interest in business, management, government, or the environment is high.
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Build the Damn Thing: How To Start a Successful Business If You’re Not a Rich White Guy

Inspirational, intriguing and practical, Finney’s toolkit is especially good for would-be entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs who have recently started a business, and business students. Highly recommended.
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Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others

A timely look at management styles during the COVID pandemic, and a thought-provoking look at leadership. Recommended especially for practitioners and for students and faculty of business schools.

Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal

Given the few historical treatments of black women is business, this book is long overdue. It will appeal to all interested in U.S. and African American history.
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Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

With thorough knowledge of film history, telling anecdotes, and interviews, the author illuminates Curtiz's colorful career while also providing insightful portraits of actors, writers, and studio heads. Highly recommended.
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The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox

It is no reflection on Krefft's accomplishment that this may be more than most casual readers need to know about the man whose name lives on in 20th Century Fox. For those desiring less in-depth coverage, Merrill T. McCord's recent William Fox and the Fox Film Corporation may be a suitable alternative.
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