Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

“This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary …

Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies

“One of those rare books on management that are both consistently thought-provoking and fun to read.” ~Wall Street Journal In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table. This book is based on a study of forty-three of America’s best-run companies from …

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations was published 9 March 1776 by Adam Smith, during the Scottish Enlightenment and the Scottish Agricultural Revolution. The prevailing view was that gold and silver was wealth, and that countries should boost exports and resist imports in order to maximize this metal wealth. Smith’s radical insight …

Too Big to Fail

“Too Big To Fail is too good to put down. . . . It is the story of the actors in the most extraordinary financial spectacle in 80 years, and it is told brilliantly.” ~ The Economist Andrew Ross Sorkin is a New York Times columnist and a respected financial …

The Black Swan

A black swan is the event, positive or negative, that causes massive consequences.  Basically, a black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we mix an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more …

The Lean Startup

“I make all our managers read The Lean Startup.” ~Jeffery Immelt, CEO, General Electric Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the popular blog Startup Lessons Learned. He has had plenty of startup failures along the way. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a …

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Sandberg thinks that increasing the number of women at the top of their fields will benefit everyone. Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook. In 2010, she gave an impressive TED talk. In fact, In the talk she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, …

Think and Grow Rich

It is the classic of all classics. ~ Harvey Mackey. The most famous of all teachers of success (Napoleon Hill) spent a fortune to produce the Law of Success philosophy. In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of …