Books

From this month's MT

Branson: Behind The Mask - review A skewed perspective stops this biography from giving us the full flavour of the man. But anyone thinking about getting into bed with Old Beardie ought to read it, advises reviewer Matthew Lynn.

Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates: My three top reads The former vice president of Skype picks the books that have inspired him.

The financial crisis & the disappearance of investigative journalism This book cites journalists as the villains of the financial crisis, but nobody else wanted the party to stop, says reviewer Matthew Gwyther.

Chineasy: The new way to read Chinese - review This clever book started out fun, but there's no disguising that learning Chinese is difficult. Very difficult, says Will Butler-Adams, the MD of Brompton Bicycle.

Business Classic: The Innovator's Dilemma This book disrupted and reordered how many people think about innovation.

AUTHOR Q&A: Michael Tobin, Forget Strategy. Get results The TelecityGroup boss says he wrote his book because people kept asking him about his 'radical' approach to management. Here he explains it.

AUTHOR Q&A: Wally Olins, Brand New

AUTHOR Q&A: Wally Olins, Brand New

By Kate Bassett Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Wally Olins, the founder of one of the world's largest brand consultancies, has died aged 83. In March MT quizzed him about his new book and the shape of brands to come.

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Alastair Lukies, Monitise CEO: My three top reads

Alastair Lukies, Monitise CEO: My three top reads

01 March 2014

Since it was launched in 2003, Monitise has transformed finance not only in the UK, but also in developing economies. Here, its founder picks the books that inspired him along the way.

 
 
BUSINESS CLASSIC: Reengineering the Corporation

BUSINESS CLASSIC: Reengineering the Corporation

01 March 2014

'Downsizing' might be standard business jargon now, but this 1993 classic was instrumental in establishing radical restructuring as standard corporate practice.

 
 
Tips and tricks of top managers

Tips and tricks of top managers

27 February 2014

BOOKS: The best bosses are more interested in people than processes. Kai Peters applauds a useful and knowledgeable guide to getting the best out of others.

 
 
How to gain insights by seeing what others don't

How to gain insights by seeing what others don't

27 February 2014

BOOKS: The author does a fascinating job of explaining how intuitive leaps are made, but can a book really make you a more insightful person, wonders John McLaren.

 
 
The secrets of great speakers at TED talks

The secrets of great speakers at TED talks

27 February 2014

BOOKS: Some of the best minds of our time have given TED talks. Khalid Aziz enjoys a useful guide to how they do it.

 
 
Steve Varley, EY Chairman: My three top reads

Steve Varley, EY Chairman: My three top reads

01 February 2014

Steve Varley, chairman and managing partner (UK and Ireland) of accountants EY, picks out his top three books.

 
 
Leaders eat last - review

Leaders eat last - review

01 February 2014

BOOKS: Some may find this leadership tome a bit too feel-good and idealistic, but why shouldn't rewards flow from doing the right thing, argues reviewer Stephen Vaughan.

 
 
BUSINESS CLASSIC: Men and Women of the Corporation

BUSINESS CLASSIC: Men and Women of the Corporation

01 February 2014

One of the few female management gurus to come out of the seventies argued power structures needed to change, or women would stay marginalised at work.

 
 
Author Q&A: John List, The Why Axis

Author Q&A: John List, The Why Axis

30 January 2014

John List, co-author of The Why Axis, on hidden motives and the undiscovered economics of everyday life.

 
 
Wake up and sell the coffee: The story of Coffee Nation

Wake up and sell the coffee: The story of Coffee Nation

30 January 2014

Books: The Coffee Nation founder deserves credit for revolutionising his market, and his hard-won lessons should help many a start-up, says reviewer Charlotte Knight.

 
 
Kozlowski: victim or villain?

Kozlowski: victim or villain?

29 January 2014

BOOKS: Convicted of corporate fraud, the boss of US firm Tyco went to jail for nine years. But Catherine Neal's account of his deeds made reviewer Nick Leeson think twice about his guilt.

 
 
Has money had its day?

Has money had its day?

09 December 2013

BOOKS: We need a new way of measuring worth based on reputation, argues Joshua Klein, the author of Reputation Economics. However, reviewer Carole Stone doesn't quite buy it.

 
 
Dunnhumby co-founder Edwina Dunn: My Top Reads of 2013

Dunnhumby co-founder Edwina Dunn: My Top Reads of 2013

06 December 2013

Edwina Dunn, the co-founder of Dunnhumby and director of Starcount, picks her top three books of the year.

 
 
Minister for Skills Matthew Hancock: My Top Reads of 2013

Minister for Skills Matthew Hancock: My Top Reads of 2013

06 December 2013

Matthew Hancock, the Minister for skills and enterprise and MP for West Suffolk, picks his top three books of the year.

 
 
Unruly Media co-founder Sarah Wood: My Top Reads of 2013

Unruly Media co-founder Sarah Wood: My Top Reads of 2013

06 December 2013

The co-founder and COO of viral video firm Unruly Media picks her top books of the year.

 
 

BOOKS: Masters of the universe

01 December 2013

McKinseyites may be a secretive elite with the ear of the powerful, but has The Firm grown too big for its boots, wonders Roger Parry, himself an alumnus.

 
 

MT BUSINESS CLASSIC: The Hungry Spirit

01 December 2013

Pre-dotcom crash, pre-banking crisis, this 1997 classic stands the test of time.

 
 
Author Q&A: Scott Adams, How to fail at almost everything and still win big

Author Q&A: Scott Adams, How to fail at almost everything and still win big

21 November 2013

World-famous cartoonist Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, on being a "serial failure" and why goals are for losers.

 
 
AUTHOR Q&A: Daniel Goleman, Focus

AUTHOR Q&A: Daniel Goleman, Focus

06 November 2013

The author changed our view of intellect with Emotional Intelligence. With his latest book, Goleman turns his attention to our (in)ability to concentrate.

 
 
Books: Turning fans into paying customers

Books: Turning fans into paying customers

29 October 2013

Converting browsers into buyers is the holy grail of the internet. Divinia Knowles finds food for thought in a look at how to connect with your public.

 
 


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