2015 Summaries

Executive Summaries of the Best Business Books of 2015

  • Image of Peers Inc
    Image of Peers Inc

    How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism

    by Robin Chase

    A co-founder of Zipcar, Robin Chase, introduces the collaborative economy in which companies and governments are using the Internet’s ability to facilitate collaboration by leveraging expertise, assets and resources outside their sphere of control.

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  • Image of The Hard Thing About Hard Things
    Image of The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

    by Ben Horowitz

    Ben Horowitz tells it straight as he shares insights gained from developing, managing, selling, buying investing in and supervising technology companies. He offers techniques for navigating the struggle of being a leader and explains why you should take care of the people, the products and the profits, in that order.

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  • Image of Stacking the Deck
    Image of Stacking the Deck

    How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds

    by David S. Pottruck

    David Pottruck, former CEO of Charles Schwab, presents the Stacking the Deck process, nine-steps that leaders who are facing major change in their organizations can follow from the first realization that change is needed through implementation.

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  • Image of Low-Hanging Fruit
    Image of Low-Hanging Fruit

    77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits

    by Jeremy Eden, Terri Long

    Jeremy Eden and Terri Long have distilled 77 of their most effective techniques for generating real performance improvements drawn from their success working with major companies. If you think you don’t have the resources to be faster, better and more profitable, think again. Low-Hanging Fruit can help identify and solve hidden problems.

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  • Image of Game-Changer
    Image of Game-Changer

    Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations

    by David McAdams

    Game-Changer develops six basic ways to change games—commitment, regulation, cartelization, retaliation, trust, and relationships—enlivened by countless colorful characters and unforgettable examples from the worlds of business, medicine, finance, military history, crime, sports, and more.

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  • Image of Leading with Kindness
    Image of Leading with Kindness

    How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results

    by William F. Baker

    Far from presenting a naive idea of kindness consisting of the simple give and take of benefits for supposed loyalty, this realistic book shows leaders how they can use sincerity, honesty, and concern to get the most from their people.

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