Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill
Kenneth G. Brown
Don't just let influence just happen to you. Instead, take charge of your life by grasping the science behind how influence works and by strengthening your own skills at using it to your advantage. In this dynamic 12-lecture series, you'll discover how to tap into the hidden powers of influence - and use these powers to enhance your life in ways you never thought possible.Using clear and accessible language, Professor Brown teaches you how and why influence works. You'll explore the four key factors involved in influence attempts; delve into exciting psychological and sociological research and experiments; ponder the ethics surrounding influence by studying the lives of historical leaders (and despots); get solid tips for becoming more influential; and hone your skills with simple exercises for everyday living. By the final lecture, you'll be able to harness the power of influence at home, at work, at the store, in your social life, and anywhere else you may need it.
Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
The Coddling of the American Mind
Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt
A timely investigation into the new "safety culture" on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and ultimately democracy
The World I See
The moving memoir of a scientist coming of age as an immigrant in America who finds her calling at the forefront of the AI revolution.
How to Know a Person
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives—from the author of The Road to Character and The Second Mountain
Mission Economy, A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism
An award-winning author and leading international economist delivers a hard-hitting and much needed critique of modern capitalism in which she argues that, to solve the massive crises facing us, we must be innovative—we must use collaborative, mission-oriented thinking while also bringing a stakeholder view of public private partnerships which means not only taking risks together but also sharing the rewards.
Mastering the Power of YOU
Lalit Johri, Katherine Corich, Gay Haskins (Editors)
The world of the 2020s is complex and demanding. We are faced with a myriad of difficult decisions about our present and future, driven by the impact of the Covid19 pandemic, the economic downturn, rising unemployment and inequalities, digital disruption, uncertain political environments, and climate change. In this book, leaders from around the world share their experiences in adapting to the changing world and the lessons they have learnt. They offer advice on mastering a diverse range of leadership concepts, skills and behaviors to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century.
This book is about improving the performance of those around you without ever having to tell them what to do. It is not an academic theory but a practical six-step guide to having conversations based on the latest research about how our brains work
Global Business in the Age of Transformation
Mahesh Joshi, J.R. Klein
The second book in the Global Business series published by Oxford University Press in September of 2021. This book is an examination of the big changes in economics and business with practical observations and ideas on adapting. It is drawn from insights and observations from academics, practitioners, and practical thinkers around the world. The focus of the book is to take some of the mystery and anxiety out of common perceptions about economic, cultural, and social transformation around the world. It is a look under the surface of everyday rhetoric providing a deeper dive into specific key elements of global business change.
Global Business in the Age of Destruction and Distraction
Mahesh Joshi, J.R. Klein, Gaurav Rastogi
When a crisis like a pandemic sweeps through societies, it upends critical structures in health, economics, socioeconomics, institutional cultures, communities, and everyday life. This book examines how a world already stressed by rampant change reacts to a global crisis. It draws on experts that foresee a growing economic inequality as the tech-savvy pull further ahead of those with less access to digital tools, training, or aptitude. Some anticipate big technology firms that will exploit their market advantages and weaponize tools that erode the privacy and autonomy of their users.
Kindness in Leadership
Gayaskins, Michael Thomas, Lalit Johri
In a global climate of increasing complexity and uncertainty, there have been calls for a more responsible form of leadership in business and society. The relationship between kindness and leadership is therefore a topic of fundamental importance for our well-being as individuals, for the success of our organisations, and for the future of our global community. Kindness in Leadership is one of the first books to explore both the concept and practice of kindness in leadership and consider them in different societal and organisational settings.
Mahesh Joshi, J.R. Klein
With insights and observations from academics, practitioners, and practical thinkers from around the world Global Business demystifies the economic, social, and cultural impacts of globalism and globalization, and presents a balanced explanation of what is happening and how it affects everyone.