New Management Book – World 3.0

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Editor’s review: Since the financial crisis of 2008, many of us have had to reexamine our beliefs about markets and globalization. How integrated should economies really be? How much regulation is right? Many people fuse these two dimensions of choice into one, either favoring both globalization and deregulation—or opposing both of them. It doesn’t have to be that way. In World 3.0, award-winning author and economist Pankaj Ghemawat reveals the folly in both of these responses. He calls for a third worldview—one in which both regulation and cross-border integration coexist and complement one another. Ghemawat starts by exposing common assumptions … Lire la suite

Leadership/management Books for 2011

Here’s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July.    The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry   I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards   Growth or Bust: Proven Turnaround Strategies to Grow Your Business by Mark Faust   Elements of Influence: The Art of Getting Others to Follow Your Lead by Terry R. Bacon   Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt      

Is Email Dead?

“[Is email dead?] Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s statement at Nielsen’s Consumer 360 conference stating that “email is dead because young people (kids) don’t use it” is backfiring badly in the blogosphere and it is dead wrong. Email is not dead. If email was dead then how would young people create an account on Facebook without it. Kids might be using text and social media more than email presently, and that is because they are mostly communicating with their known network or extended network. When they get into the work world they will have to use email in some form. Saying … Lire la suite

Management – L’accélération du temps

Transmettre dans un monde en rupture : un livre étonnant de Jean Prieur, qui nous livre une fresque des métamorphoses de la société et faire vraiment prendre conscience de l’accélération du temps humains que nous vivons. Présentation de l’éditeur Face à l’accélération de l’Histoire, Jean Prieur s’interroge avec passion et sans nostalgie : qui est-il, lui qui appartient au troisième millénaire, tout en ayant vécu des époques si différentes et si contrastées? Que reste-t-il de ses convictions, de ses engagements? Comment transmettre aux plus jeunes ce qu’il a connu dans un monde qu’il a parfois du mal à reconnaître? Pour … Lire la suite

Selective attention in Management

The original, world-famous awareness test from Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris.Why a company would spend billions to launch a product that its own analysts know will fail  How a police officer could run right past a brutal assault without seeing it  Why award-winning movies are full of editing mistakes  What criminals have in common with chess masters  Why measles and other childhood diseases are making a comeback Why money managers could learn a lot from weather forecasters How our intuitions can deceive us… For more information, www.theinvisiblegorilla.com

5 Leadership Lessons: What Went Wrong at GM? – Book

In Car Guys vs. Bean Counters, legendary auto executive Bob Lutz gives an eye-opening account about what went wrong in the U.S. auto industry, with details of behind the scenes activities. He puts “numbers” in perspective. Too often they are used to overrule common sense. “Where,” Lutz asks, “is the business school that preaches, above all, acceptance of the obvious, simplicity, and that uncommon virtue, common sense?” He talks about the things that distracted GM and others from doing what had made them successful and can distract us too.    Lutz devotes a chapter talking about GM’s failed “culture of excellence.” … Lire la suite

Breakthrough thinking on Business Ethics

EDHEC Business School’s leitmotif – “The School that brings innovative ideas to businesses” – is stamped on the creation of the EDHEC International Ethics Board. The business leaders and professors comprising the members of the Ethics Board go beyond academic analysis of business ethics to confront these issues with the expectations of the business world and society. Like EDHEC’s International Advisory Board, the Ethics Board comprises prominent business leaders and representatives of the academic community: – Mr Claude Bébéar, Honorary Chairman- AXA – Mr Eric Bourdais de Charbonnière, Chairman – Michelin – SAR le Prince Jean de Nassau, Prince de … Lire la suite

Management Book: The Why of Work

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The Why of Work by Dave and Wendy Ulrich is a timely and important book. It is about our search for meaning and how “leaders facilitate that search personally and among their employees.” Importantly, they begin with a discussion of the seemingly inevitable issue of deficit thinking. “When employees lose what they have come to count on and expect—be it a person, an income, a position, or less concrete notions like security, identity, or direction—they are inclined to deficit thinking.” “Deficit thinking,” they write, “can lock us into a prison of our own making, a prison dominated by fear, isolation, … Lire la suite