By Kate Bassett Thursday, 21 November 2013
World-famous cartoonist Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, on being a "serial failure" and why goals are for losers.
From this month's MT
David and Goliath: Underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants - review Books: This wildly successful penseur divides opinion like no other. Reviewer Simon Caulkin enjoys the ambiguities of his latest big idea.
The secrets of the football dressing room: The Manager, by Mike Carson Soccer's top coaches - each with his own distinctive voice - offer a deeper take on the art of management, but even they can't teach judgement, says reviewer Ed Smith.
Author Q&A: Joanna Strober, Getting to 50/50 MT talks to Joanna Strober about getting ahead in your career and still making it to your kid's school play.
My three top reads - Margaret Cole, PwC Books: Margaret Cole, General counsel at PwC, picks her three top reads.
MT Business Classic: Good to Great, by Jim Collins Stefan Stern says Good to Great is a must-read for people in business.
The author changed our view of intellect with Emotional Intelligence. With his latest book, Goleman turns his attention to our (in)ability to concentrate.
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.
This is no reading, writing and 'rithmetic, says Alastair Dryburgh. This is a call for fundamental changes to how business leaders think.
MT talks to Tim Harford about his latest book 'The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to run - or ruin - an economy.'
Stefan Stern reminds us why In Search of Excellence is a must-read for managers.
Our newest columnist shatters the illusions about confidence and reveals why introverted, modest managers are more likely to be successful.
The public sector should take the lead in backing innovation, believes the author. But do civil servants really make the best investors, asks reviewer John McLaren.
In our complex world, many things stand in the way of making the right call. Reviewer Jon Moulton on a thoughtful look at how to improve decision making.
Tamara Mellon's book is a roller-coaster of a read, as she charts her journey from rehab to owning a £500m business. Reviewer Kim Winser enjoys the ride.
BOOKS: An original and persuasive explanation of the west's feeble economic performance post-crash points the finger in new directions. Reviewer Erik Britton was impressed.
Being short of time or money isn't just stressful, it also makes for unexpected and irrational behaviour. Maybe, but reviewer DeAnne Julius wanted more evidence.
BOOKS: The Arab nations are set for a tech-based economic boom, argues the author of Startup Rising: The entrepreneurial revolution remaking the Middle East. Reviewer Martin Fletcher remains sceptical.
The founder and former CEO of my-wardrobe.com picks out her three top business books.
Stefan Stern reminds us why The Halo Effect - and the eight other business delusions that deceive managers, is a must-read for managers.
The author of 'The Reality Test' explains the reasons behind his book.
Win a copy of the must-read management book of the year by telling us about your best and worst boss.
If you've tired of the rat race but don't know what else to do, The Escape Manifesto is the book for you.
A Japanese online pioneer forced staff to speak English. If only his other ideas were as original, says reviewer John McLaren.
Trade not aid is the cry of a Ugandan coffee grower in a vivid, personal critique of the barriers to growth in his continent. Harriet Lamb applauds his vision.
The office is increasingly full of devious and manipulative co-workers, this book by Oliver James claims. So what can you do about it, other than avoid them?
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