Eyes wide open, the best business books (lists) for 2021
We have curated the various lists of Best Business Books for 2021 and sorted them according to our (more helpful) categories.
Unicorns, Kool-Aid and broccoli, the best business book lists
Which books should you be reading? We deconstruct the most prominent best business book lists into plain-speaking categories.
The best books of 2020 on The Future, This Week
This week: generalising from unicorns, schadenfreude, self-help manifestos or true eye-openers, we review for you 2020’s best business books.
Using crisis as an opportunity for transformation – lessons from the GFC for higher education
12 valuable lessons from the 2008 financial crisis and how to apply those lessons to the upheaval of COVID-19.
Misbehaving with Dan Ariely
Leading behavioural economist Professor Dan Ariely shares his insights into US politics, how we think about inequality, his desire to become a waiter - plus his advice on how to split the bill.
Made in China: three ways Chinese business has evolved from imitation to innovation
There is a tidal wave of competition approaching the developed world from China – and foreign businesses have much to learn how Chinese companies evolved from imitators to innovators.
The stupidity paradox: functional stupidity at work
Stupidity in business can lead to disasters yet a mindless workplace can produce good results, at least for awhile. This is the stupidity paradox and we talk to Professor Mats Alvesson to find out more.
What is business for?
Milton Friedman argues the only responsibility of business is to make money. Michael Porter claims business can create economic value while addressing social challenges. So what is business for?
Is business the answer to poverty alleviation?
We talk to Associate Professor Ranjit Voola who advocates re-imagining the purpose of business, where there is both an economic and moral imperative for businesses to engage in alleviating poverty, whilst making profits.
Disruptive innovation discloses new worlds
‘Digital disruption’ refers to changes enabled by digital technologies that disrupt established methods of value creation, social interaction, business processes and, more widely, our thinking.