This month’s best business books lineup is an embarrassment of riches. Here are the top four best-selling books in the Best Business Books of February. Be sure to check out the whole list, because it’s a good one.
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant – With a blurb from Malcolm Gladwell and a forward by Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant has some heavy hitters supporting his new book. Grant tackles the challenge of being original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. Grant asks the question, How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? He also answers the question.
The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross – Ross, who served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, has a keen understanding of how the technologies of today will change our future. In a straight forward and easy-to-follow style that never condescends, Ross describes the technologies and industries that will grow over the next ten years, examining how we can adapt (or not). I really enjoyed reading this book; there’s much food for thought in here.
Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent by Sydney Finkelstein – Coach Bill Walsh… restaurateur Alice Waters…. television executive Lorne Michaels… technology CEO Larry Ellison… fashion pioneer Ralph Lauren. Author Sydney Finkelstein examines their shared approach to finding, nurturing, leading, and even letting go of great people. The way they deal with talent makes them not merely success stories, not merely organization builders, but what Sydney Finkelstein calls superbosses. They’ve all transformed entire industries.
How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb – One of the more interesting recent advancements in business & leadership books has been the progress we’ve seen in brain science. Caroline Webb’s contribution looks at how we can apply science to our daily tasks and routines and end up happier as a result. Webb, a former McKinsey partner, offers a practical, science-based approach to being a happier, more productive person.
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- Alec Ross: Our Children and the Next Economy
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