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Wonderland

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 23, 2016, at 12:45 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity

Steven Johnson's new history of how we got to now is an exploration of ideas and attitudes, invention, art and whimsy.

Payoff

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 17, 2016, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dan Ariely's new book takes us on a journey into the complex nature of human motivation.

Extraordinarytime

An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 11, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Marc Levinson has written an incredibly smart and unideological economic history of the post-World War II boom, how it skewed our idea of what normal economic growth looks like, and how responsible government is for it.

Mosaicprinciple

The Mosaic Principle: The Six Dimensions of a Remarkable Life and Career

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 3, 2016, at 2:30 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Nick Lovegrove makes a compelling argument against specialization and for greater breadth of knowledge and understanding.

Messy

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 27, 2016, at 3:15 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Tim Harford explains how embracing the mess, in our lives and ourselves, makes us more creative and productive as individuals, and helps us build more smart and resilient organizations and societies.

Earningit

Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 20, 2016, at 1:45 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Veteran journalist Joann S. Lublin has documented a generation of women leaders that have changed the face of business, and the challenges women still face on a daily basis in business.

Manwhoknew

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 14, 2016, at 12:00 PM – Filed under:

Sebastian Mallaby has written a complete portrait of the most important and influential economic statesmen of our time.

Competingagainstluck

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 7, 2016, at 11:15 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Clayton Christensen changed the world of business with his theory of disruptive innovation. His “Theory of Jobs to Be Done” may be even bigger.

Emotionalagility

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 29, 2016, at 3:00 PM – Filed under:

Susan David has written a beautiful book about the power of embracing the full spectrum of our emotional lives.

Simplybrilliant

Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 22, 2016, at 2:45 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Bill Taylor, founder of Fast Company, reminds us that creativity exists outside of Silicon Valley, and is available to all of us.

Managinggray

Managing In the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 16, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Joseph Badaracco has written a great guide to management that reminds us of its moral imperative and importance.

Utopiacreepy

Utopia is Creepy: And Other Provocations

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 8, 2016, at 12:30 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Nicholas Carr reminds us that digital utopianism is just like all the utopias that came before it—unrealistic and a little creepy.