From this month's MT
Sue Biggs, director-general of the RHS: My three top reads Sue Biggs of the Royal Horticultural Society picks out three books she'd recommend.
The Death of money: Is the dollar about to collapse? An exaggerated and tendentious report into the demise of western capitalism concludes with some barmy investment advice. Reviewer Howard Davies is not impressed.
AUTHOR Q&A: Mrs Moneypenny, Financial Advice for Independent Women Too many women defer to men on matters of money. Here's Mrs Moneypenny's advice on negotiating a pay rise, cutting grocery bills and taking control of your finances.
Creativity, Inc: The story of Pixar Who better than the founder of Pixar to give advice on how to build teams and stop a business going stale? Michael Rose applauds an inspiring memoir cum guide.
BUSINESS CLASSIC: The Practice of Management, 1954 There's no need to retire this 60-year-old management bible yet, says Stefan Stern.
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.
By Stephen Bayley Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Ancient Greek notions of trinity provide the structure for Arianna Huffington's self-help book. Unfortunately, what she's served up is not tripos but tripe, says reviewer Stephen Bayley.
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...
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.
The man behind Freakonomics and Think Like a Freak reveals how he'd stop NHS freeloaders. David Cameron, listen up.
According to the author of Executive Presence, women should consider hiring an image consultant and having plastic surgery to get ahead.
If you want to move up from being a Mach 1 to a Mach 2 type of boss, this is the book for you, even though it traverses some well-trodden ground, says reviewer Khalid Aziz.
The Frugal Innovator's author offers some bold ideas for making our limited resources go further. He deserves a wide readership, says reviewer Charlie Dawson.
Neo-liberal economic policies will lead to more and more inequality and social unrest, argues the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Policy makers should take heed of this important book.
Being top seems to be everything - but at what cost, asks Margaret Heffernan.
BOOKS: The author makes the low-cost, sharing economy sound inevitable, but what's to stop it being co-opted by big business, wonders reviewer Benita Matofska.
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.
The TelecityGroup boss says he wrote his book because people kept asking him about his 'radical' approach to management. Here he explains it.
This book disrupted and reordered how many people think about innovation.
This book cites journalists as the villains of the financial crisis, but nobody else wanted the party to stop, says reviewer Matthew Gwyther.
The former vice president of Skype picks the books that have inspired him.
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.
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.
'Downsizing' might be standard business jargon now, but this 1993 classic was instrumental in establishing radical restructuring as standard corporate practice.
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.
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.
BOOKS: Some of the best minds of our time have given TED talks. Khalid Aziz enjoys a useful guide to how they do it.
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