Book Review

The Ten Types of Innovation

The Ten Types of Innovation

Re-imagining innovation as a discipline.

 
Three Rules for Exceptional Companies

Three Rules for Exceptional Companies

Better before cheaper and revenue before cost. There are no other rules.

 
Women Can Thrive in Business by “Leaning In” and Embracing Risk

Women Can Thrive in Business by “Leaning In” and Embracing Risk

Reviewing Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s recent book “Lean In.”

 
Practical ERM Advice for Risk Managers of All Experience Levels

Practical ERM Advice for Risk Managers of All Experience Levels

A basic risk management foundation defines ERM and outlines its benefits.

 
Marketing Authenticity in the Social Media Era

Marketing Authenticity in the Social Media Era

Reviewing Bob Garfield and Doug Levy’s book “Can’t Buy Me Like.”

 
When Good Guys Finish First

When Good Guys Finish First

Reviewing Adam Grant’s new book “Give and Take.”

 
The Risk of Valuing Profits Over Everything

The Risk of Valuing Profits Over Everything

Many companiesare still using business practices that are no longer appropriate for today’s world.

 
The Case for Insurance Regulation Reform

The Case for Insurance Regulation Reform

A new book from the Independent Institute examines the state vs. federal regulatory debate and makes a convincing case for reform

 
Using the Four Varieties of Smart to Succeed in Business

Using the Four Varieties of Smart to Succeed in Business

As long as you have the self-awareness to turn your passion into a business, you will eventually succeed, say the authors of “Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck.”

 
Ed Whitacre’s Life at AT&T and GM

Ed Whitacre’s Life at AT&T and GM

Former AT&T and GM CEO Ed Whitacre recounts his time atop two of America’s most iconic companies.

 
Reviewing The New Tycoons

Reviewing The New Tycoons

Breaking down Bloomberg reporter Jason Kelly’s look into the world of private equity.

 
Understanding Risk Through the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Understanding Risk Through the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

What a crisis during one of the world’s most difficult open water races in the world can teach us about risk.

 
Cut the Dead Weight and Embrace Simplicity

Cut the Dead Weight and Embrace Simplicity

Simplicity beats complexity and other lessons in this review of Matthew May’s latest book The Laws of Subtraction.

 
The Art of Practice

The Art of Practice

A review of Doug Lemov’s latest book Practice Perfect, which offers 42 tips for “getting better at getting better.”

 
One Lehman Trader’s Wild Tale from Before the Bankruptcy

One Lehman Trader’s Wild Tale from Before the Bankruptcy

Scotch, 80-hour workweeks, million-dollar trades and psychosis: life of Lehman trader Jared Dillian.