We know, we know: with so many things going on, chances are good that you didn’t have the time to check out some of the amazing business books that were published this year. But don’t worry — these four tips will get you up to speed.
Innovation in Real Places, by Dan Breznitz
Regardless of the industry, everyone wants to innovate. It makes sense: when a company innovates it usually becomes more efficient and is able to offer more value to its customers. However, most people conflate innovation with invention and most companies believe that Silicon Valley is the only model for innovation. Innovation in Real Places dispels some of these myths and shows that there’s more than one path to innovation.
Net Positive, by Paul Polman and Andrew Winston
Can a company thrive by helping to make the world a better place? Paul Polman and Andrew Winston believe that the answer is “Yes.” Polman, former CEO of Unilever, and Winston, a “sustainable business guru,” unveil key lessons from companies that have achieved success by becoming net positive, that is, by giving the world more than they take.
Invention: a Life, by James Dyson
What does it take to build a company known around? You would be surprised to discover the amount of failed attempts and false starts involved. In Invention: a Life, James Dyson, who famously built 5,127 prototypes of his signature cyclonic vacuum, shares his story in full for the first time. If you are looking for inspiration and a potential role model, this is the book for you.
The Infinite Machine, by Camila Russo
Have you heard about web 3.0? If not, this is the right time to learn more. It remains to be seen whether the blockchain and cryptocurrencies will change the world, as some claim. In any case, this fast-paced account of the creation of Ethereum, a decentralized blockchain platform, works both as an exciting read and a primer on the technologies that are taking the world by storm.
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