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Biography & Narrative


Gettingbeyondbetter

Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 29, 2015, at 12:16 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Roger L. Martin & Sally R. Osberg define and document the growing field of social entrepreneurship.

Littlerice

Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 15, 2015, at 12:45 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Clay Shirky dissects the state of globalization and its future by looking at the relationship of people to our smartphones, and the relationship of smartphones to the People's Republic of China.

Perefectionpaperclip

The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Genius, and Stationary Obsession

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 7, 2015, at 2:00 PM in Staff Picks

James Ward weaves a narrative of invention, entrepreneurship, and sometimes empire through the everyday objects all around us.

Disruptyou

Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

By Blyth Meier, published July 7, 2015, at 9:06 AM in Excerpts

Digital media innovator Jay Samit investigates disruption's lessons for the entrepreneur.

Misfiteconomy

The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters, and Other Informal Entrepreneurs

By Blyth Meier, published June 29, 2015, at 1:36 PM in Excerpts

Alexa Clay & Kyra Maya Phillips look for innovation in the worlds of black, grey, and informal economies.

Greatdisruption

The Great Disruption: How Business Is Coping with Turbulent Times

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 19, 2015, at 11:00 AM in Staff Picks

Adrian Woolridge's Shumpeter column for The Economist has been mined for the best material and published as a book.

Misfiteconomy

The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 19, 2015, at 8:00 AM in New Releases

Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips' new book is already being touted by some as one of the best of the year.

Iambecauseyouare

Authors On the Road - Ubuntu Education Fund & Kiva

By Aaron Schleicher, published June 18, 2015, at 9:30 AM in News & Opinion

The philanthropists featured were "on the road" long before they were authors, and are changing the world as they make their way through it.

Automaticcustomer

The Automatic Customer by John Warrillow

By Blyth Meier, published May 6, 2015, at 9:00 AM in Staff Picks

A nuts-and-bolts overview of the subscription business model for those ready to put pen to paper.

Standout

Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It

By Michael, published April 30, 2015, at 9:00 AM in Jack Covert Selects

Dorie Clark returns with new wisdom on building your reputation as a thought leader. Find your idea—find your audience.

Dokindthing

Do the Kind Thing by Daniel Lubetzky

By Aaron Schleicher, published April 2, 2015, at 9:30 AM in Jack Covert Selects

Daniel Lubetzky's Do the Kind Thing is a great tale of a profitable, mission-driven business, and a great reminder to stick to our foundational values.

Artstart2.0

The Art of the Start 2.0

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 3, 2015, at 8:30 AM in New Releases

Guy Kawasaki has totally overhauled his iconic book, The Art of the Start, an essential guide for anyone starting anything.