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Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye: How to Get beyond the One Word That Stands between You and Success

by Joe Azelby and Bob Azelby (MBA 1997)
(HarperBusiness)
The Azelbys want to help professionals become aware of the things they do, or fail to do, that prevent them from being more productive. They ask the reader to imagine a workplace where everyone speaks openly about their weaknesses and are committed to overcoming them, where colleagues help each other become more efficient and less disruptive by speaking the truth about what detracts from the team's effort and objectives.

Numbersense: How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage

by Kaiser Fung (MBA 2001)
(McGraw-Hill)
With advancements in smartphones and computers, huge amounts of data are being collected, and more and more things can be measured that previously could not be. Fung describes how to use big data by citing real-life examples from sports, education, health, and economics. He shows what questions to ask, which data to collect, how to mold data to yield answers, and how to interpret numbers computed by others.

Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century: Innovation across the Nonprofit, Private, and Public Sectors

by Georgia Levenson Keohane (MBA 2000)
(McGraw-Hill)
With in-depth coverage of cutting-edge social programs and philanthropic initiatives, Keohane shows how social entrepreneurship has radically transformed the nonprofit, private, and public sectors; explores the promise of impact investing (what it really is and how it works); illuminates the challenges of bringing billions of dollars in private capital to bear on social problems; identifies smart public policies that promote social innovation; and recommends specific investment opportunities.

Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process

by Andy Molinsky (PhDOB 1999)
(Harvard Business Review Press)
What does it mean to be a global worker and a true "citizen of the world" today? Beyond merely being aware of cultural differences, it means being able to adapt one's behavior to conform to new cultural contexts while staying grounded in one's own natural style. Molinsky advises how to overcome the emotional and psychological impediments to doing so.

Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow through Challenge and Adversity

by Steven Snyder (MBA 1978)
(Berrett-Koehler)
Too often leaders do not talk openly about their struggles for fear of looking weak. But Snyder believes adversity is precisely what unlocks one's greatest potential. Using stories from his research studying episodes of leadership struggle and his experiences as a CEO, Snyder shows how to navigate challenges to achieve personal growth and success, details strategies for embracing struggle, and offers tools and practices to help implement them.

Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence

by Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins (both MBA 1997)
(Harvard Business Review Press)
People are drawn to, and influenced by, leaders who communicate authentically and connect easily with people—who "own the room." The authors believe anyone in an organization can develop a distinctive voice by doing two things well: demonstrating authentic value and distinction and connecting to others in a positive way.

Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature

by Mark R. Tercek (MBA 1984) and Jonathan S. Adams
(Basic Books)
Nature Conservancy CEO Tercek and his coauthor argue that nature is a smart commercial investment; viewing nature as green infrastructure allows for breakthroughs in conservation and economic progress. Besides depending on the environment for water, air, and land, organizations can reap substantial commercial benefits in risk mitigation, cost reduction, new investment opportunities, and the protection of assets.

Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere

by Ravi Venkatesan (MBA 1992)
(Harvard Business Review Press)
India is a growing destination for multinational expansion. Venkatesan gives his views on how to tackle the challenges of the Indian market (slow growth, corruption, policy uncertainty). He combines his experience as the former India head of two US multinationals with research on more than two dozen other multinationals in India to show how to be successful.

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