Books

A sad love letter to the Iron Lady

A sad love letter to the Iron Lady

By Robert Phillips Tuesday, 28 October 2014

While Mrs Thatcher's PR supremo can't quite shake off his old dissembling habits, a mixture of hero worship, scorn and vulnerability makes for an enjoyable read, says Robert Phillips

22 CEOs' favourite books - ft. Jobs, Branson & Buffett

22 CEOs' favourite books - ft. Jobs, Branson & Buffett

03 November 2014

Ever wondered what chief execs and entrepreneurs keep on their bedside tables? Wonder no more...

 
 
Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style will get grammar pedants' knickers in a twist

Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style will get grammar pedants' knickers in a twist

30 October 2014

The author is refreshingly dismissive of some long-hallowed 'rules' of good writing, says Chris West.

 
 
How to Speak Money: high finance demystified

How to Speak Money: high finance demystified

30 October 2014

With a novelist's care for language, this author unpicks the weasel words of business and economics - and has fun while he does so, says Stefan Stern.

 
 
How to stop your company doing a Tesco

How to stop your company doing a Tesco

30 October 2014

BUSINESS CLASSIC: Read this book to stop your company going the same way as RBS or Lehman Brothers, says Stefan Stern.

 
 
'Sir Alex Ferguson is a man of fierce intellect'

'Sir Alex Ferguson is a man of fierce intellect'

29 October 2014

AUTHOR Q&A: The former Man U football coach on what we can learn from one of Britain's great managers.

 
 
Roma Agrawal's top three reads

Roma Agrawal's top three reads

29 October 2014

The structural engineer worked on the Shard and was in MT's 35 Women Under 35 last year, but she still likes playing with - and reading about - Lego.

 
 
How Google Works is a must-read for any tech entrepreneur

How Google Works is a must-read for any tech entrepreneur

29 October 2014

Have Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg fallen for their own hype, wonders Rob Goffee.

 
 
AUTHOR Q&A: Robert Cialdini - The Small Big

AUTHOR Q&A: Robert Cialdini - The Small Big

06 October 2014

The smallest changes can make the biggest differences, says Robert Cialdini

 
 
Richard Branson: The man and the myth

Richard Branson: The man and the myth

25 September 2014

The Virgin boss, for all his breathless enthusiasm, gives little away about either himself or his companies' financial performance, says Rebecca Burn-Callander.

 
 
Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything is a thoughtful challenge to the way we live

Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything is a thoughtful challenge to the way we live

25 September 2014

While this book is a solid, well-researched rebuke to our times, its adversarial approach reduces the prospects of a receptive audience, says Magnus Goodlad.

 
 
Business Classic: On Becoming a Leader

Business Classic: On Becoming a Leader

25 September 2014

This much-admired work is a more personal and philosophical view of leadership, says Stefan Stern.

 
 
Christopher Foyle of Foyles bookshops, shares his three top reads

Christopher Foyle of Foyles bookshops, shares his three top reads

25 September 2014

Christopher Foyle has a passion for books about travel and exploration

 
 
Business Adventures: Bill Gates's favourite book

Business Adventures: Bill Gates's favourite book

25 September 2014

These classic reports about corporate life remain highly enjoyable even if Bill Gates's encomium is a tad inflated, says John McLaren.

 
 
Bad Banks: Greed, incompetence and the next global crisis - review

Bad Banks: Greed, incompetence and the next global crisis - review

11 September 2014

While this is an insightful look at the financial scandals of the past few years, it underestimates the rise of unorthodox alternatives to the high street lenders, says Giles Andrews.

 
 
Driving Honda: 'A car crash of a book'

Driving Honda: 'A car crash of a book'

02 September 2014

A great subject is ill served by a credulous and ungifted author, who barely seems to know what Formula One is, says reviewer Stephen Bayley.

 
 
'Chinese boss offered me $20,000 to write to Angelina Jolie'

'Chinese boss offered me $20,000 to write to Angelina Jolie'

01 September 2014

Eden Collinsworth, author of I Stand Corrected, on the unique challenges of working in contemporary China.

 
 
Justine Roberts, founder and CEO of Mumsnet, shares her top 3 reads

Justine Roberts, founder and CEO of Mumsnet, shares her top 3 reads

11 July 2014

1) The Circle, by Dave Eggers Hamish Hamilton, 8.99 This is a cautionary tale about our state of perpetual electronic connectedness. With more than a nod to 1984, Eggers' dystopian vision centres on a company called The Circle, a thinly disgu...

 
 
'I had to deal with inner turmoil almost daily' - the secret cost of hiding your sexuality

'I had to deal with inner turmoil almost daily' - the secret cost of hiding your sexuality

10 July 2014

Individuals and businesses both pay a price for anti-gay prejudice at work. Brendan Walsh applauds Lord Browne's mixture of autobiography, critique and warning.

 
 
Scrap free healthcare and give everyone a £1,000 cheque, says Freakonomics author Steven Levitt

Scrap free healthcare and give everyone a £1,000 cheque, says Freakonomics author Steven Levitt

09 July 2014

The man behind Freakonomics and Think Like a Freak reveals how he'd stop NHS freeloaders. David Cameron, listen up.

 
 
Can plastic surgery make you a better leader?

Can plastic surgery make you a better leader?

08 July 2014

According to the author of Executive Presence, women should consider hiring an image consultant and having plastic surgery to get ahead.

 
 


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