The Commuter’s Read

This prize will be awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, will best serve commuters and retain their attention during a journey to work by inspiring them, informing them about and engaging them with a management and leadership topic.

 

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Leading Organizations

In this new book, the authors – both senior partners at McKinsey & Company – address the ten most important and timeless questions that every leader needs to answer in order to maximize the performance and health of their organization. Answers are kept to the essentials – hard facts, counter-intuitive insights and practical steps – all presented in an accessible and highly visual format.

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Megatech

Technology moves fast – so where will it have taken us by 2050? How will it affect the way we live? And how far are we willing to let it go?

In Megatech, distinguished scientists, industry leaders, star academics and acclaimed science-fiction writers join journalists from The Economist to explore answers to these questions and more.

Twenty experts in the field, including Nobel prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Silicon Valley venture-capitalist

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The Mosaic Principle

The world is an increasingly interconnected place; in work as in life, we need a broad range of experiences to widen our knowledge, perform our best and feel most fulfilled. But in education and business there is the growing feeling that we are being led down a rabbit hole of narrow expertise, forced to specialise or shuttled into niche positions that don’t make use of our wider talents.

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Superfandom

Fandom isn’t a noun, it’s a verb. Fans create; they engage; they discuss. From comics to clothing, boundaries between fans and creators are blurring, and in this new fandom-based economy, it’s clear: consumers may buy a product, but it is fans who can make or break it.

An essential guide to the fan-fuelled future, Superfandom explores the explosion of fandom and its transformative impact on culture and business. 

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Yes!

Since its publication in 2007, Yes! has shown how small changes can make a big difference to everyone’s powers of persuasion – both at work and at home.

Every day, we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say ‘yes’ to our requests? Based on decades of research into the psychology of persuasion, this book reveals many remarkable insights that will help you be more persuasive both at work