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The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

by Peter  M. Senge As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition. In The Fifth Discipline, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations—ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how…

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The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

by Clayton Christensen Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Buy the book here.

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Man’s Search For Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir of life in Nazi death camps has riveted generations of readers. Based on Frankl’s own experience and the stories of his patients, the book argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward. Buy the book here.

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Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

by Tony Wagner Harvard education expert Tony Wagner explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators. Wagner takes readers into the most forward-thinking…

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Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic…

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

by Carol S. Dweck After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those…

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The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

by Steve Blank & Bob Dorf More than 100,000 entrepreneurs rely on The Startup Owner’s Manual for detailed, step-by-step instructions on building successful, scalable, profitable startups. This method was created by renowned Silicon Valley startup expert Steve Blank, acknowledged catalyst of the “Lean Startup” movement, and tested and refined by him for more than a decade. Buy the book here.

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Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on how to Create a Culture of Innovation

by Adam Bryant In Quick and Nimble, Adam Bryant draws on interviews with more than two hundred CEOs to offer business leaders the wisdom and guidance to move an organization faster, to be quick and nimble, and to rekindle the whatever-it-takes collective spark of a start-up workplace, all with the goal of innovating and thriving in a relentlessly challenging global economy. By analyzing the lessons that these leaders have share offer useful insights and strategies for…

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