Book Summaries

Clear All

Filters

Publication Date

Browse by subject:

Management Leadership Career & Self Development Marketing Sales Human Resources Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Technology Innovation All Subjects


Sign up for our Professional or Premier plan and you'll receive all of these summaries plus much more.

Compare Plans

1of2 Next
  • Image of Start with Why
    Image of Start with Why

    How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    by Simon Sinek

    Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

    View Details

  • Image of Contagious
    Image of Contagious

    Why Things Catch On

    by Jonah Berger

    In Contagious, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission.

    View Details

  • Image of Boundaries for Leaders
    Image of Boundaries for Leaders

    Results, Relationships and Being Ridiculously in Charge

    by Henry Cloud

    Boundaries for Leaders offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture.

    View Details

  • Image of Finding the Next Steve Jobs
    Image of Finding the Next Steve Jobs

    How to Find, Hire, Keep and Nurture Creative Talent

    by Nolan Bushnell, Gene Stone

    Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari in 1972, and two years later employed Steve Jobs, as well as many other creatives over the course of his five decades in business. Here Bushnell explains how to find, hire, and nurture the people who could turn your company into the next Atari or the next Apple. Bushnell's advice is constantly counter-intuitive, surprising, and atypical. When looking for employees, ignore credentials. Hire the obnoxious (in limited numbers)...

    View Details

  • Image of The ONE Thing
    Image of The ONE Thing

    The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

    by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

    You want less. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. And you want more. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time. In The One Thing, you will learn how you can have both — less and more — by cutting through clutter, building momentum, staying on track...

    View Details

  • Image of Tribal Leadership
    Image of Tribal Leadership

    Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

    by Dave Logan, Halee Fischer-Wright, John King

    Tribal Leadership offers a fascinating look at corporate tribes — groups of 20-150 people within a company that come together on their own rather than through management decisions — and how executives can use tribes to maximize productivity and profit. Drawing upon research from a 10-year study of more than 24,000 people in two dozen organizations, the authors argue that tribes have the greatest influence in determining how much and what quality work gets done. The...

    View Details

  • Image of Proactive Risk Management
    Image of Proactive Risk Management

    Controlling Uncertainty in Product Development

    by Guy M. Merritt, Preston G. Smith

    Proactive Risk Management offers product development teams a plan with which they can enhance their management of project risks by identifying risks early and managing them to diminish disruption throughout the project. Using a practical, easy-to-use, fact-based approach, it will help developers manage all the risks associated with a project. Although this process is tailored to commercial product development, it is applicable to many other types of projects with some adaptation.

    View Details

  • Image of Why Decisions Fail
    Image of Why Decisions Fail

    Avoiding the Blunders and Traps That Lead to Debacles

    by Paul C. Nutt

    For more than 20 years, Ohio State University Professor Paul C. Nutt has studied how decisions are made and has written extensively about what works, what doesn’t and why. His key finding in all this work is startling: Decisions fail half of the time. Organizations spend vast sums of money and commit significant amounts of resources without realizing any benefits. Nutt writes that failures can be traced to three blunders and seven traps that ensnare decision makers; avoiding these blunders and t

    View Details

  • Image of The Heart of Change
    Image of The Heart of Change

    Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

    by John P. Kotter, Dan S. Cohen

    While most companies believe change happens by making people think differently, that isn’t the case. Instead, according to John Kotter and Dan Cohen, change happens when you make people feel differently. You have to appeal more to the heart than the mind. The authors offer a new dynamic — the “see-feel-change” dynamic that fuels action by showing people potent reasons for change that spark their emotions. Built around the eight steps of change first introduced in Kotter’s bestseller...

    View Details

1of2 Next

Recently Viewed Categories