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.
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.
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.
Richard Branson is far from a traditional businessperson, which is why his Virgin empire makes such an interesting business case study. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.
Be Excellent at Anything echoes Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, adding a practical spin. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.
Don’t judge this book by its title. Sustainagility is the essential checklist for any business concerned about sustainability. BY 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here we go again. Another management blockbuster from the Jim Collins camp. But is it any good? BY 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.
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.
Gihan Perera provides a practical guide to marketing, while demographer Bernard Salt charts Australia’s shifting demographic in The Big Tilt. BY 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.
Failure is a fashionable topic. No less than the Harvard Business Review recently devoted an entire edition to the issue.