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By Moira Benigson Friday, 06 July 2012
There's plenty to inspire entrepreneurs and managers in the former Tesco boss's words of advice, says Moira Benigson.
By 2007, half of Britain's output was in overseas hands. While this is a good account of how we got there, the book is less sure on the implications, says Jon Moulton.
This book contains some painful truths about Britain's decline, and the authors seem sceptical even about their own suggestions for change, says Howard Davies.
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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?
Exiled from Communist China, Ping Fu became a tech boom entrepreneur. Linda Yueh finds the book a vivid narration of Fu's life experiences.
The new tome from the rock star of Davos Nassim Taleb posits ways of thriving in an unpredictable world. But Taleb is more celebrity chef than serious philosopher, says Stephen Bayley.
In the connected economy, it's the initiators and rebels who will be the high-flyers. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic applauds a smart and witty challenge to the status quo.
The author makes a convincing case for the profound and lasting effect of the 1980s - and of Mrs T in particular - on how we live. Peter York enjoys a definitive look back.
The author has served up a useful guide to being the boss, but lacks a big theme to tie it all together, says Stefan Stern.
Elisabeth Murdoch's business partner Alex Mahon picks four titles that have inspired her this year.
We could all be high achievers if we put our minds to it, suggests this motivational tome. Then why is it that so few of us are, wonders Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.
Women are more adaptable and so better able to succeed in our fast-changing workplaces. It's an argument that left Heather McGregor with mixed feelings.
An original analysis of the start-up investment business impressed John McLaren. But it's too bad about the title ...
Innovation will come if you harness 'complex forces' and embrace randomness. Andrew Davidson enjoys a pithy look at how to germinate great ideas.
A well-told study of the birth of accountancy in 15th-century Venice that veers off into an attack on the modern profession doesn't quite add up for Luke Johnson.
Employees must be 'empowered' in 'open' workplaces by 'conscious' leaders ... Richard Scase has heard it all before.