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Review: “The Design of Business”

Back in 1964, the concept of “design management” was introduced by academics in the field of business studies. The design management idea suggested – for the More...

Review: “Connected”

In their book “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives — How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect Everything More...

Review: “The Enemies of Excellence”

Crossroad Publishing is an American publishing house established in 1798, and has traditionally been a source of English-language material reflecting strong links to the Catholic Church. In More...

Review: “Hot, Flat, and Crowded”

Thomas Friedman, the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and a regular contributor to the New York Times, has recently published multiple articles on the topic of More...

Review: “Where Good Ideas Come From”

Steven Johnson is a successful Brooklyn-based science writer who has penned books on everything from “neuroscience to cholera” to “pop culture”. In his latest book “Where Good Ideas More...

Review: “Aerotropolis”

There’s no doubt that transportation and trade have played a key role in the development of cities. With each advance in trade development and transportation, More...

Review: “The Leap”

If the recent global recession and economic turmoil are going to teach us anything, it should be that business as usual is not going to More...

Review: “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”

The Great Recession and current economic instability have raised many questions about how to revive the economy and create jobs. For some, however, economic recovery More...

Review: “Steve Jobs”

Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs was truly one of this generation’s greatest entrepreneurs and innovators, creating two cutting edge companies (Apple andPixar) and changing how we More...

Review: “The Idea Hunter”

This review takes a look at “The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen” by Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer, two leading business More...

Review: Thinking Fast and Slow

How can we prevent errors in judgement? Daniel Kahneman, author of “Thinking Fast and Slow”, has gained ground in answering this question through his work in More...

Review: “The End of Growth”

The work of economic developers and community builders is often focused on one end deliverable: creating jobs in our respective communities. This has been the More...