Category Archives: Book Review

Changing on the Job Developing Leaders for a Complex World by Jennifer Garvey Berger

Book Review in the Harvard Educational Review Developing professionals, especially leaders, who can understand and effectively navigate the complexities of twenty-first-century organizational life—a central aim of many adult educators, school administrators, professional coachevars, and organizational consultants—is a daunting and critical … Continue reading

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Conscious Capitalism By John Mackey and Raj Sisodia Book Review

Chicken Soup for a Davos Soul–Successful companies serve a purpose beyond making money.  By ALAN MURRAY Capitalist guilt is nearly as old as capitalism itself, but it has seen a resurgence since the financial crises of 2007. Bill Gates, history’s … Continue reading

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A Better-Informed Cynicism

A review by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office,  by Marvin Weisbord Twelve, 2013 In ancient China, a business experienced a 20 percent jump in sales, and the abacus man could not … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent’ by E.J. Dionne Jr.

By Jeff Greenfield, Published: June 1 in the Washington Post. If you want a perfect embodiment of the political divide that E.J. Dionne Jr. describes and laments in his new book, “Our Divided Political Heart,” there’s no better place to look … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Best Practices

By Mike Ferrara (@mikecferrara)   Jun 13, 2012 Have you ever wondered why projects continue to fail miserably even when you throw plenty of PM hours towards them to prevent that from happening? How about design meetings that never … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE RIGHTEOUS MIND Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

( Cecile’s Note: the following book review is an interesting one in its reflection of evolutionary development.) You’re smart. You’re liberal. You’re well informed. You think conservatives are narrow-minded. You can’t understand why working-class Americans vote Republican. You figure they’re … Continue reading

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