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May's top business book

5:28PM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Alan Hargreaves

Have you ever wondered why some people and organisations bounce back from adversity while others don’t? It’s a topic explored by Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy in their new book, Resilience.

February's top business books

2:52PM | Friday, 8 February 2013 | Alan Hargreaves

In our fast-paced modern world, “introvert” has almost become a dirty word. Author Susan Cain argues we miss out on many innovative ideas as a result. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

November's top business books

11:54PM | Friday, 9 November 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

Risk, chance and probability have long been key questions for business leaders and economists. In Luck, Ed Smith examines the connection between luck and success. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

September's top business books

9:36PM | Friday, 21 September 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

Richard Branson is far from a traditional businessperson, which is why his Virgin empire makes such an interesting business case study. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

August’s top business book

8:21PM | Tuesday, 21 August 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

Be Excellent at Anything echoes Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, adding a practical spin. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

July’s top business book

7:25PM | Tuesday, 10 July 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

Don’t judge this book by its title. Sustainagility is the essential checklist for any business concerned about sustainability. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

June’s top business book

6:02PM | Thursday, 7 June 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

Should you trust your instincts? Are you as rational as you think? These two questions examined by neuroscientist Jonah Lehrer in The Decisive Moment. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

April’s top business book

4:17PM | Friday, 27 April 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

An iconoclast does something that others say can’t be done. If that sounds like the type of businessperson you want to be, neuroscientist Gregory Berns will point you in the right direction. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

March’s top business book

3:49AM | Friday, 16 March 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

I first picked up an Andrew Griffiths book five years ago in tropical north Queensland. I returned rejuvenated and full of ideas. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

February's top business book

2:48PM | Friday, 10 February 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

There is an air of frivolous consternation throughout Michael Lewis’ Boomerang that makes it a light and educational read about the GFC. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

December's top business book

12:56PM | Friday, 16 December 2011 | Alan Hargreaves

Henry Mintzberg's new book about management may prompt you to question a few established assumptions about the challenges of being the boss. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

November's top business book

11:30PM | Friday, 4 November 2011 | Alan Hargreaves

Here we go again. Another management blockbuster from the Jim Collins camp. But is it any good? BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

October's top business books

10:19PM | Friday, 7 October 2011 | Alan Hargreaves

Nassim Nicholas Taleb's The Black Swan's practical suggestions are a touch disappointing compared with the robust, and at times uplifting, critique of modern risk analysis. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

September's top business books

9:50PM | Friday, 2 September 2011 | Alan Hargreaves

Alan Hargreaves casts his seasoned eye over 'Fit to Bust: How Companies Fail' by Tim Phillips and 'Corpus Rios: The How and What of Business Strategy' by Christopher J Tipler.

August's top business books

8:57PM | Friday, 5 August 2011 | Alan Hargreaves

Gihan Perera provides a practical guide to marketing, while demographer Bernard Salt charts Australia’s shifting demographic in The Big Tilt. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

July’s top business books

7:55PM | Friday, 8 July 2011 | Alan Hargreaves

Thank the lord for the Dummies series. You might be embarrassed to be seen buying one in a bookshop, but you’ll know what you are buying and why. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

June’s top business books

6:17PM | Friday, 3 June 2011 | Alan Hargreaves

Failure is a fashionable topic. No less than the Harvard Business Review recently devoted an entire edition to the issue.

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