Business Book Summaries: Major Works http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:00:20 -0400 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:56:16 -0400 Managing the Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-future <div>Author: Tucker, Robert B.</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Managing for the Future, Tucker details the 10 driving forces of change for the 90s -viewing change as a dynamic and optimistic force. Theory and description flow smoothly in seamless transitions that not only sweep...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Man Who Discovered Quality http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/man-who-discovered-quality <div>Author: Gabor, Andrea</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Man Who Discovered Quality</strong> is an in depth introduction to W. Edwards Deming, his work, the various applications, the problems and opportunities, and his philosophy of variation. The author explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Only the Paranoid Survive http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/only-paranoid-survive <div>Author: Grove, Andrew S.</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Intel is the world’s largest chipmaker, the fifth most admired company in the United States and the seventh most profitable company among the Fortune 500. Andrew Grove attributes this success to having a healthy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Working Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/working-life <div>Author: Ciulla, Joanne B.</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Americans live in a work-oriented society where, even though there is more freedom, flexibility, convenience, and efficiency, work determines the lives of most individuals. It is a culture of paradox that celebrates...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works How Digital Is Your Business? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-digital-your-business <div>Author: Slywotzky, Adrian J. | Morrison, David J. | Weber, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Digitization is the most important issue in business today. Traditional old-economy companies must avoid falling prey to the unprecedented forces of creative destruction unleashed by the digital economy. For e-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Rule of Three http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rule-three <div>Author: Sheth, Jagdish N. | Sisodia, Rajendra S.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to <strong>The Rule of Three</strong>, "natural" competitive market structures evolve by a process that is analogous to the selection processes found in nature, which favor those who are the strongest, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/communicating-managerial-effectiveness <div>Author: Clampitt, Phillip G.</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It is Clampitt's premise that because communication is at the core of managerial effectiveness, managers must have a clear view of their abilities to communicate and the challenges involved in the process, however,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Managing in the Next Society http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-next-society <div>Author: Drucker, Peter F.</div> <div>Publisher: St. Martin's Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Neither Peter Drucker nor his work needs any real introduction. In the business world, he is considered the "guru s guru," the "father of management," the "one great thinker management theory has produced," the "...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Tipping Point http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tipping-point <div>Author: Gladwell, Malcolm</div> <div>Publisher: Little, Brown & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>How is it that Paul Revere’s ride is heralded to this day, while the endeavors of William Dawes, who also rode at the very same time to warn of the British, barely rate a footnote in history? How is it that Hush...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Five Dysfunctions of a Team http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/five-dysfunctions-team <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Team builders will, at one time or another, face the challenge of fostering group harmony in groups where there are inevitably going to be flaws due to human nature. According to author Patrick Lencioni, human beings...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Toyota Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/toyota-way <div>Author: Liker, Jeffrey K.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone in the auto industry is so familiar with Toyota’s dramatic business success and world-renowned quality that, as Liker points out, many consider the company to be “boring,” with its steadily growing sales,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Conquering Complexity in Your Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/conquering-complexity-your-business <div>Author: George, Michael L. | Wilson, Steven A.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to George and Wilson, when companies rely solely on Lean and/or Six Sigma improvement initiatives, the amount of profit they are able to generate is severely limited. It is a ceiling on profit that comes from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Wisdom of Crowds http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wisdom-crowds <div>Author: Surowiecki, James</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The idea that large groups of people are smarter than an elite few may be a surprise to many involved in decision making and problem solving, and can be a concept that is difficult to accept. The theory that groups are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/7-habits-highly-effective-people <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today's complex and interdependent world is plagued by a myriad of common human challenges. These include fear, insecurity, blame, hopelessness, selfishness, conflict, personal stagnation, and a lack of life balance....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The 8th Habit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/8th-habit <div>Author: Covey, Stephen R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Covey’s first book, <strong>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</strong>, has helped tens of millions of individuals in business, government, education, and families to focus on effectiveness and dramatically...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Organizational Culture and Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organizational-culture-and-leadership <div>Author: Schein, Edgar H.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Culture is to a group what personality is to an individual. Edgar Schein, in this his third edition of the classic, <strong>Organizational Culture and Leadership</strong>, delves deeper into the origins and evolution...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works A Whole New Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/whole-new-mind <div>Author: Pink, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Riverhead</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>A Whole New Mind</strong>, Daniel Pink describes a new era already underway in the global economy - the Conceptual Age. Success in this new era calls for a set of skills and talents that have been largely...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The World Is Flat http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/world-flat <div>Author: Friedman, Thomas L.</div> <div>Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although outsourcing is the current hot topic, Friedman reports that outsourcing is just one dimension of a much more fundamental phenomenon unfolding today – the flattening of the world. Massive technological...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Flight Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/flight-capital <div>Author: Heenan, David</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The U.S. has always been known to attract the world’s best and brightest—talented immigrants who have created the vast wealth and intellectual capital that have contributed so abundantly to America’s technological and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works First in Thirst http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-thirst <div>Author: Rovell, Darren</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Gatorade has conquered all its rivals and has ruled the sport-drink industry since its creation more than 40 years ago.</span><span> If you need proof of this, all...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Social Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-intelligence <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Having pondered why some people with very high IQ scores fail miserably in their personal lives, Harvard professor Howard Gardner, concluded that the concept of “intelligence,” as a singular measure of competence,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Competition Demystified http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/competition-demystified <div>Author: Greenwald, Bruce | Kahn, Judd</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Greenwald and Kahn, though most experienced businesspeople know that the two critical elements of business-competition and strategy-are associated, few understand their essential natures or the direct...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Big Picture http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-picture <div>Author: Epstein, Edward Jay</div> <div>Publisher: Random House Publishing Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>The golden years of the American motion picture industry - from 1930 to the 1950s, was when the studio system held sway. All the money, prestige and power of the...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Billy, Alfred, and General Motors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/billy-alfred-and-general-motors <div>Author: Johnson, Lydia Brown</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the 1950s, GM was a juggernaut, dominating every market it entered and influencing American manufacturing, marketing, and even society like no other company, before nor since. Now, as the company approaches its...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Culture Code http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/culture-code <div>Author: Rapaille, Clotaire</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For 30 years, Dr. Clotaire Rapaille has used a revolutionary idea to improve the bottom line of such diverse companies as Chrysler, Procter & Gamble, GE, AT&T, Boeing, Honda, Kellogg, and L’Oreal. This...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Emotional Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emotional-intelligence <div>Author: Goleman, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Bantam Dell</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people with high IQ flounder, and those of modest IQ do relatively well, it can be argued that the difference is that people are being judged in a new way -- not by being smart but by how they manage themselves...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Emerging Markets Century http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emerging-markets-century <div>Author: van Agtmael, Antoine1</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Twenty-five years ago, most knowledgeable investors would not have dreamed of putting even a tiny portion of respectable capital into shares of “Third World” countries. Since then, a number of these countries have gone...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Practical Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/practical-intelligence <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Determining that IQ, as a singular measure of competence, could no longer be supported, Harvard professor, Howard Gardner, proposed (in Frames of Mind, 1985) a range of key competencies, which he calls multiple...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Performance Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-management <div>Author: Cokins, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The global business landscape has changed immensely over the past several decades according to author Gary Cokins, and it is time for the world’s business leaders to acknowledge that their organizations must change as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Creative Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creative-capitalism <div>Author: Kinsley, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Creative Capitalism focuses on the possibility of expanding capitalism into new areas and using it to solve problems that were previously assigned to charity or to government. In January 2008, Bill Gates gave a speech...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Green to Gold http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/green-gold <div>Author: Esty, Daniel C. | Winston, Andrew S.</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies are facing an unavoidable new array of environmentally driven issues. Like any revolution, this new “Green Wave” presents an unprecedented challenge to business as usual. Organizations that do not add...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Fifth Discipline http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fifth-discipline <div>Author: Senge, Peter M.</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Fifth Discipline</strong>, Peter M. Senge explores how an organization’s capacity to learn can be enhanced by the practice of five disciplines. The first discipline is personal mastery; it is a personal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Renaissance of American Steel http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/renaissance-american-steel <div>Author: Ahlbrandt, Roger S. | Fruehan, Richard J.</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Just a few years ago, the American steel industry was used as the archetypal example of failure in the face of foreign competition. In fact, the collapse of the industry was so dramatic that it was seen as symptomatic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Future Perfect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/future-perfect <div>Author: Davis, Stan</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This second edition of <strong>Future Perfect </strong>is a revisiting of the concepts of Stan Davis introduced ten years ago - concepts such as "any time," "any place," and mass customization" - which have now become...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Looking at the Sun http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/looking-sun <div>Author: Fallows, James</div> <div>Publisher: Pantheon Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Looking at the Sun </strong>is a detailed examination and analysis of the historical and political underpinnings of the growth and development of Asian capitalism. Fallows aptly demonstrates that the socio-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Pacific Century http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pacific-century <div>Author: Gibney, Frank</div> <div>Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Published in conjunction with a ten-part PBS series describing the relationship between the United States and the Asia-Pacific countries. Gibney traces the past 150 years of the Pacific Basin region and examines its...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Fourth Wave http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fourth-wave <div>Author: Maynard Jr., Herman Bryant | Mehrtens, Susan E.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Seven important trends underlie the emergence of a new worldview- a shift in consciousness, disenchantment with scientism, new inner sources of authority and power, a respiritualization of society, a decline in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works For God, Country and Coca-Cola http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/god-country-and-coca-cola <div>Author: Pendergrast, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This is a story behind the small family business that created and marketed an obscure patent medicine-turned-soft drink-turned-national icon. In this microcosmic tour of recent American history, Pendergrast reveals...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The One to One Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-one-future <div>Author: Peppers, Don | Rogers, Martha</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A new business paradigm of one-to-one production, marketing, and communications. The authors provide a detailed description of life after mass marketing -a life that focuses on share of customer, rather than share of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The World According to Peter Drucker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/world-according-peter-drucker <div>Author: Beatty, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Peter F. Drucker’s influence is global. His views on management, industrial organization, business strategy, leadership development, and employee motivation have instructed Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The End of the American Century http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/end-american-century <div>Author: Schlossszein, Steven</div> <div>Publisher: Congdon & Weed</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to lead in the 21st century, America must regain its competitive spirit by creating new strategic commercial, industrial, political, educational, and social policies--policies, which must constitute serious...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Lore and Legends of Wall Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lore-and-legends-wall-street <div>Author: Sharp, Robert M.</div> <div>Publisher: Dow Jones-Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When the colonists arrived, the currency in place was wampum (or wampumpeage, meaning "white string") manufactured by the Iroquois Indians. Since the colonists traded with the Indians, they also adopted this system....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Prize http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/prize <div>Author: Yergin, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Prize</strong>, Yergin provides unprecedented insight into the history of the oil industry, and by extension, the dynamic and intricate history of the 20th century. In light of events in the Gulf,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Big Blues http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-blues <div>Author: Carroll, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The unmaking of IBM has probably hurt more people than the unmaking of any other company in history. The toll begins with 140,000 jobs lost over the past seven years (when spouses and children are included, the lost...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Endangered American Dream http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/endangered-american-dream <div>Author: Luttwak, Edward N.</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An in-depth analysis of the U.S. political and economic climate over the past two decades. Drawing from an array of studies, Luttwak reveals the root causes of America ’s declining standard of living, the decay of U.S...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Managing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing <div>Author: Mintzberg, Henry</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Identifying what managers do is easy; making sense of the huge assortment of duties and requirements is the difficulty. According to management guru Henry Mintzberg, author of <strong>Managing</strong>, management must...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Hot, Flat, and Crowded http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hot-flat-and-crowded <div>Author: Friedman, Thomas L.</div> <div>Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Global warming, the rise of the middle class and rapid population growth are making the world hot, flat and crowded. In <strong>Hot, Flat, and Crowded</strong>, author Thomas Friedman explains that these challenges...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works No End to War http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-end-war <div>Author: Laqueur, Walter</div> <div>Publisher: The Continuum International Publishing Group Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>No End to War</strong>, Walter Laqueur deals with the new elements in contemporary terrorism, why terrorism came so suddenly, and why it is so often and so thoroughly misinterpreted. Terrorism has changed...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Art of War http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-war <div>Author: Tzu, Sun</div> <div>Publisher: El Paso Norte Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Art of War</strong> was written in China around the 6th century BCE. The writings are attributed to Sun Tzu, a valiant general of that time. The text includes not only the writings of the original author...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Obstacles Welcome http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/obstacles-welcome <div>Author: de la Vega, Ralph</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Obstacles Welcome</strong>, Ralph de la Vega describes in rich and fascinating biographical detail how adversity and obstacles present opportunities to enrich and transform our business and personal lives....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Military Misfortunes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/military-misfortunes <div>Author: Cohen, Eliot J. | Gooch, John</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Even the world’s mightiest armies can suffer from a lack of leadership and dysfunctional organization, leading to catastrophic loss of life, political upheaval at home, and the ruination of careers for those...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Do More Great Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/do-more-great-work <div>Author: Stanier, Michael Bungay</div> <div>Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Too many people spend their work days busy with tasks that are not important to them or their organization. Michael Bungay Stanier wrote <strong>Do More Great Work</strong> for those people who want to move beyond busy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Corporations Are Not People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporations-are-not-people <div>Author: Clements, Jeffrey D.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Corporations Are Not People</strong>, Jeffrey Clements details the destructive and far-reaching effects of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision that ushered in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Peak http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/peak <div>Author: Conley, Chip</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the updated edition of <strong>Peak</strong>, Chip Conley presents a business lesson that is part memoir, part psychological manual, and part business guidebook. Taking his cues in business from the work of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Win http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/win <div>Author: Luntz, Frank I.</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As a renowned communication professional, Dr. Frank I. Luntz often finds himself in conversations with some of America’s greatest businessmen, politicians, entertainers, and athletes. It is through these unique...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works American Turnaround http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/american-turnaround <div>Author: Whitacre, Ed | Cauley, Leslie</div> <div>Publisher: Business Plus</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The government bailout of General Motors (GM) was pivotal in stopping the bleeding from the 2008 financial crisis that caused the collapse of big banks and hurt corporate America and the people who worked for those...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Understanding Michael Porter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/understanding-michael-porter <div>Author: Magretta, Joan</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Understanding Michael Porter</strong>, Joan Magretta distills the essential principles taught by business guru Michael Porter in developing winning strategies that produce sustainable competitive advantages...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Success Equation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/success-equation <div>Author: Mauboussin, Michael J.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Individuals often mistake luck for skill, explains Michael J. Mauboussin in <strong>The Success Equation</strong>. In doing so, they foolishly believe they will be able to predict the outcome of a sporting event or the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Medici Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/medici-effect <div>Author: Johansson, Frans</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Medicis were members of a fifteenth-century banking family credited with shaping the great Italian Renaissance by breaking down barriers between art, science, and culture. In <strong>The Medici Effect</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Keeping Up with the Quants http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/keeping-quants <div>Author: Davenport, Thomas H. | Kim, Jinho</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Keeping Up with the Quants</strong>, Thomas H. Davenport and Jinho Kim address the rapidly expanding use and analysis of data by businesses. After making a case for why everyone needs at least a basic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Blue Ocean Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/blue-ocean-strategy <div>Author: Kim, W. Chan | Mauborgne, Renée</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the continual quest for sustainable growth, companies have traditionally focused on the competition. They have fought over the same customers, tried to improve on the same benefits, and hoped to wring profits from a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Practical Drucker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/practical-drucker <div>Author: Cohen, William A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Peter Drucker is often considered to be the “father of modern management.” For decades, the great business thinker produced dozens of books, articles, and lectures providing groundbreaking insight on leadership and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Soft Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/soft-edge <div>Author: Karlgaard, Rich</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Soft Edge</strong>, Rich Karlgaard puts forth a strong argument for the importance of often overlooked values in the business world. The soft edge is comprised of these values, and Karlgaard not only...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works What Happened to Goldman Sachs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-happened-goldman-sachs <div>Author: Mandis, Steven G.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What Happened to Goldman Sachs</strong>, Steven G. Mandis uncovers the forces that led the firm to “drift” away from the very principles on which its reputation was built. He describes how Goldman became so...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works What’s Next, Gen X? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what%E2%80%99s-next-gen-x <div>Author: Erickson, Tamara</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Stuck behind a large generation of Boomer leaders, challenged by an eager generation of Millennial whiz kids, and facing the tough mid-career years, Generation X faces a multitude of challenges in the workplace. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Great Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-work <div>Author: Sturt, David</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Great Work</strong>, David Sturt surveys people across various industries to determine how difference makers think and why what they do is considered “great work.” His conclusions are drawn from discussions...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Rebooting the American Dream http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rebooting-american-dream <div>Author: Hartmann, Thom</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Thom Hartmann has a plan to rejuvenate the American economy and give citizens of the United States their dreams back. In <strong>Rebooting the American Dream</strong>, Hartmann uses Alexander Hamilton’s 11-point plan...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Understanding Y http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/understanding-y <div>Author: Caruso, Charlie (editor)</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Generation Y, also known as the Millennial generation, is rapidly making its mark on society today. Generation Y is significant because of its size relative to the generations immediately before and after it. It is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Rising to Power http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rising-power <div>Author: Carucci, Ron A. | Hansen, Eric C.</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Rising to Power</strong> by Ron A. Carucci and Eric C. Hansen provides a handbook for executives who aspire to greatness. The authors argue that exceptional executives often face many of the same obstacles and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Wisdom of Titans http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wisdom-titans <div>Author: Ferguson, William J.</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Wisdom of Titans</strong>, author William J. Ferguson talks to 11 successful entrepreneurs from a variety of industries--including healthcare, entertainment, real estate,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Naked CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/naked-ceo <div>Author: Malley, Alex</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Who would have thought a successful leadership career would stem from a high school suspension. But that is what happened for Alex Malley. His school suspension is just one experience in a line...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2015 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr%E2%80%99s-10-must-reads-2015 <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Developing high-performance leaders, maximizing marketing effectiveness, and creating an engaged company culture are just a few of the common issues that challenge leaders and managers across...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Hardball http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hardball <div>Author: Stalk, George | Lachenauer, Rob | Butman, John</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Hardball</strong>, George Stalk and Rob Lachenauer explain that playing&nbsp;<em>hardball</em>&nbsp;in business means always playing to win. Businesses must exploit every legal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works The Fate of Africa http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fate-africa <div>Author: Meredith, Martin</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Fate of Africa</strong>, historian and journalist Martin Meredith provides an in-depth examination of post-colonial Africa. Empowered by years of extensive research, Meredith...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Smart Choices http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-choices-0 <div>Author: Hammond, John S. | Keeney, Ralph L. | Raiffa, Howard</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Decision making is rarely taught or honed as a skill, yet it is a vital component of success. People's most important decisions often require making difficult tradeoffs among a set of options....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Intelligent Disobedience http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/intelligent-disobedience <div>Author: Chaleff, Ira</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Businesses, the military, schools, and other enterprises generally operate best when people follow orders. However, there are times when following an order can lead to bad consequences for the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works Simple Sabotage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/simple-sabotage <div>Author: Galford, Robert M. | Frisch, Bob | Greene, Cary</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">During World War II, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) published a classified guide entitled&nbsp;<em>The Simple Sabotage Field Manual</em>. The manual contained techniques and tactics to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2016 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbrs-10-must-reads-2016 <div>Author: Review Editors, Harvard Business</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2016</strong>, Harvard Business Review provides a collection of the best management ideas, practices, and insights from the past year. The book covers a diverse range of topics, including...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Major Works