By Giles Gibbons Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Social enterprises may exist expressly to change the world, but the idea that good works can lead to greater profits for any business is ultimately more powerful.
Straight talk and robust action are the watchwords in the business classic Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.
The doomsday scenario of machines taking our work and destroying society as we know it is not new, but The Rise of the Robots cranks up the debate.
The positive impact of immigration on London's economy also has a darker side. In This is London, Ben Judah goes behind the statistics to discover the stories of the city's migrants.
The former chief executive and chairman of Jaguar chooses his favourite books from the past year.
The founder and CEO of Vivobarefoot chooses his favourite books from the past year.
The broadcaster, founder of Miamoo and runner-up in the first season of The Apprentice chooses her favourite books from the past year.
The Wisdom of Crowds shows the benefit of gaining the opinions of a wide range of people.
Employers should read Why Should Anyone Work Here?. It's full of advice on how to encourage everyone in a company to be the best they can.
The global chief content officer of WGSN loves the novel Birdsong and would make Hadley Freeman's Be Awesome required reading for all girls.
Now just seen as a cheap source of protein, the chicken is given the reverence it deserves in Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? - a fascinating history of a bird that has been crucial to civilisation.
AUTHOR Q&A I was interested in how Lehman Brothers, whose assets were worth $639bn one day could be worth nothing four days later, says Oonagh McDonald.
AUTHOR Q&A: The BrewDog co-founder on the virtues of crowdfunding, the joys of parachuting taxidermic cats over the City and why he'll never sell to a big brewer.
The author of Between Debt and the Devil offers a radical prescription for fixing global finance, but it risks overheating the economy and causing inflation - as well as shocking a few central bankers.
With the march of the machines on the horizon, Humans Need Not Apply argues that automation will bring a huge decline in jobs. But the book's solution seems unworkable, says John McLaren.
The chairman of Reed Global enjoys Alastair Campbell's tale of winners and gains some valuable life lessons from a book first published in 1894.
Discovering who makes a superforecaster is enlightening - more so than reading about ideas for future trends, says Andrew Wileman.
A Sense of Urgency by John P Kotter pinpoints the key to managing change in businesses.
How Music Got Free reads like a pacy thriller. Sadly for record label owner Geoff Travis, it isn't fiction.
The CEO of Shutterstock, Inc is inspired by the stories behind Pixar, Tesla, SpaceX and the Wright Brothers.
Other People's Money and Straight to Hell clearly reveal the greed and sleaze endemic in the financial world. But there is a way to stop the rot, says Philip Delves Broughton.
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