By Heather McGregor Monday, 01 December 2014
Mrs Moneypenny, broadcaster and MD of Taylor Bennett Heather McGregor on her pick of the year.
BUSINESS CLASSIC: Even good leaders make bad decisions; this book will help you choose the right call, says Stefan Stern.
Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, on his favourite books of the year.
The strategist and chair of the Account Planning Group, Tracey Follows, chooses her favourite books from the past year.
AUTHOR Q&A: Many entrepreneurs don't know how to set about selling their businesses, says Finish Big author Bo Burlingham.
The graphical exploration of London's infinite variety is endlessly fascinating - and it's funny and original too, says Chris Blackhurst.
This thrilling account of a 16th-century voyage across the top of Russia also excels at describing the birth of the modern company, says Mathew Lyons.
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The author is refreshingly dismissive of some long-hallowed 'rules' of good writing, says Chris West.
BUSINESS CLASSIC: Read this book to stop your company going the same way as RBS or Lehman Brothers, says Stefan Stern.
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.
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.
Have Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg fallen for their own hype, wonders Rob Goffee.
AUTHOR Q&A: The former Man U football coach on what we can learn from one of Britain's great managers.
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
The smallest changes can make the biggest differences, says Robert Cialdini
The Virgin boss, for all his breathless enthusiasm, gives little away about either himself or his companies' financial performance, says Rebecca Burn-Callander.
Christopher Foyle has a passion for books about travel and exploration
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.
These classic reports about corporate life remain highly enjoyable even if Bill Gates's encomium is a tad inflated, says John McLaren.
This much-admired work is a more personal and philosophical view of leadership, says Stefan Stern.
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- AUTHOR Q&A: Daniel Goleman, Focus
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