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Management & Workplace Culture


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The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 24, 2015, at 8:00 AM in Jack Covert Selects

In her new book, Gillian Tett teaches us how to master silos so that they won't master us.

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The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Shortlist

By Ryan Schleicher, published September 23, 2015, at 1:45 PM in News & Opinion

One of the premier business book awards announces its shortlist.

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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

By Michael, published September 23, 2015, at 9:30 AM in Staff Picks

Philip Tetlock pulls back the curtain on his Good Judgment Project, teaching us all to be "superforecasters."

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Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 10, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Jeffrey Pfeffer's new book is not filled with a whole lot of inspiration, and tells us why those that are can be dangerous.

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Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

By Michael, published September 9, 2015, at 10:45 AM in Staff Picks

Linda Tirado's first-hand experience as a serial minimum-wager stands in contrast to the elusive American Dream.

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Why We Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 3, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Barry Schwartz discusses what motivates us to work, and how to redesign our workplaces—and human nature along with it—armed with that knowledge.

Siloeffect

The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 2, 2015, at 9:00 AM in New Releases

Gillian Tett shows how our tendency to create silos hinders our work, and how some people and organizations can break those silos down.

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Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 27, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Jerry Kaplan discusses the dangers of artificial intelligence and how to prevent them from becoming a dystopic reality.

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Green Giants: How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability into Billion-Dollar Businesses

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 21, 2015, at 10:30 AM in New Releases

E. Freya Williams demonstrates how sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand by profiling nine powerhouse companies that do it right.

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We Are Market Basket: The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 20, 2015, at 12:03 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Daniel Korschun and Grant Welker tell a beautiful story of a company's employees, suppliers, and customers starting a movement to save its soul.

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Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 6, 2015, at 11:00 AM in Jack Covert Selects

Geoff Colvin asks (and answers) As machines get better than us at almost every task—mental and physical—what jobs will be left for us to do?

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How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy

By Michael, published July 28, 2015, at 10:00 AM in Staff Picks

Stephen Witt's tale of the music business is one of technological disruption, piracy, and an old industry coming into the modern age.