Summaries of the Week

HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Managing Across Cultures

HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Managing Across Cultures

Managing teams that encompass multiple cultures can be difficult even in the best of circumstances. Differing cultural norms, language barriers, and ethical differences all play a part in everyday business activities. Leaders who manage multicultural teams have the added pressure of ensuring that these cultural differences do not impede business growth. HBR's 10 Must Reads On Managing Across Cultures from Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation discusses how companies can use cultural differences to their advantage.

Harvard Business Review Press
Career Courage

Career Courage

Katie C. Kelley was a driven professional living out the dream she carefully constructed as a teenager: to have her own psychotherapy practice in Manhattan. Despite that success, she grew increasingly dissatisfied with her personal and professional life. In Career Courage, Kelley shares the knowledge she gained by transforming her life and finding true satisfaction. Kelley's key message is that every person has the power to create a fulfilling career and personal life--it just takes time, courage, and careful planning.

Kelley, Katie C.
And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

In And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Yanis Varoufakis argues that unless the European Union corrects its inherently flawed monetary system, the fate of the euro will continue to be doomed. By providing readers with an in-depth political history of the European Union and the development of the euro, Varoufakis illustrates how the causes of the recent debt crisis date back to WWII.

Varoufakis, Yanis
DotCom Secrets

DotCom Secrets

In today's online world, old-fashioned direct sales strategies have been modified to help people make millions of dollars online. In DotCom Secrets, Russell Brunson shows companies how to use this new media and structure their products and services in a way that will allow them to make two to three times as much money from the same traffic they are getting online now. All of the processes, funnels, and scripts that are necessary to scale companies online are included and can be used by any company.

Brunson, Russell
Becoming the Best

Becoming the Best

In Becoming the Best, Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr. outlines the traits of today's most effective leaders. He explains that values-based leadership is built on four key principles: self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence, and genuine humility. Excellent leaders put these principles to work in five areas: best self, best team, best partner, best investment, and best citizen. Leaders should take these principles to heart and incorporate them into how they act, think, and operate within their organizations and their communities.

Jansen Kraemer Jr., Harry M.