Summaries of the Week

Ask More

Ask More

Questions are a key component of informed decision making, inspired creativity, and business success, but many people fail to understand the importance of questions and how to use them to achieve their goals. In Ask More, renowned journalist Frank Sesno draws upon decades of experience to help you elicit information, build bridges, and connect with others. His approach will encourage you to think about what you should ask, how you should listen, and how you can structure your questions to achieve your goals in any scenario.

Sesno, Frank
A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug

A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Sarah Lacy grew up believing that women couldn’t have it all—that there was no way she could have a career and become a mother at the same time. But after several start-up ventures, tech blogs, books, and book press tours, she firmly believes it’s possible to excel at working and mothering simultaneously. In A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug, Lacy outlines the ways in which being a mother makes women even more skilled, adept, and capable in the working world.

Lacy, Sarah
Business Model Generation

Business Model Generation

In Business Model Generation, Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur teamed up with 470 co-contributors from around the world to develop a handbook for leaders who want to improve their organizations’ business models. They present an approach to assessing, designing, and implementing business models that allows creators to question outmoded approaches and devise new models that will bring their visionary ideas to life.

Osterwalder, Alexander
The Culture Builders

The Culture Builders

Most organizations recognize that engaged employees yield better results on virtually all metrics, from improved financial performance to greater team cohesion and individual work satisfaction. Yet despite the mounting evidence for boosting employee engagement, few leaders have a designated strategy for embedding it in company culture.

Sparrow, Jane
White Working Class

White Working Class

In White Working Class, Joan C. Williams provides insight into America’s middle class. She examines working-class values, motivations, and challenges and explains how anger toward the professional elite led to the rise of recent populist movements. By understanding, respecting, and connecting with the working class, professional elites can replace class cluelessness with class consciousness and find better ways to bring the country together.

Williams, Joan C.