Recounts the story behind Theranos, the medical equipment company that misled investors to believe they developed a revolutionary blood testing machine, detailing how its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, perpetuated the lie to bolster the value of the company by billions.
Recounts the author’s journey to track down the world’s most successful people, including Larry King, Bill Gates, and Lady Gaga, and decode their success, discovering that they all took an unconventional path to greatness.
Two visionary thinkers and political influencers share game-changing perspectives into how power works differently in today’s hyper-connected world, explaining how some of the biggest stories of our age, from the rise of Uber to the election of Trump, reflect new currents of open, participatory and peer-driven power.
A toolkit for building a cohesive, innovative and successful group culture. Daniel Coyle spent three years researching the question of what makes a successful group tick, visiting some of the world’s most productive groups–including Pixar, Navy SEALs, Zappos, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs.
A deeply sourced, story-driven account of America’s growing dependence on freelance labor tackles growing issues related to job security, income, benefits and industry disruptions as they have been analyzed by economic experts and experienced firsthand by workers.
The best-selling authors of “Sprint” outline a four-step system of small, practical habit and lifestyle changes for improving focus, overcoming overscheduling, finding greater work satisfaction and getting more out of everyday life.
A conflict resolution facilitator describes why most of the gatherings in our lives are boring and unproductive and uses examples ranging from conferences and meetings to courtrooms and flash mobs to demonstrate how simple, but specific changes can energize any gathering.
This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting some of the Best Books of the Year. We’re highlighting a mix of great reads … fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, young adult, graphic novels and so more throughout the month of December.
Best Business Books of 2018 Lists
Check out these great sources to find even more great books on business and leadership.
Nothing is more challenging for nonprofits than continuously asking for money. Fundraising is essential to every nonprofit agency, but fundraising is also the most difficult and competitive part of operations. You’ll find some individuals that love it and are very successful fundraisers, while others would rather get a root canal than solicit money from strangers (or worse – people they know).
I often mention to Library customers that grant writing is a holistic process in which the entire nonprofit organization is evaluated from its leadership to its long-term sustainability and everything in between. More than just the grant proposal is considered in the funding decision.