MBA 2.0: Handbook for Modern Business Practice

It’s not enough to embrace the future. You have to be able to see how its going to work. Much of this book gets involved with new and likely emerging trends in business practices that will define business for the next generation. Politically and technologically business is undergoing a huge shift in best practices and mindset. This is hands down the best book I’ve read which captures emerging techniques for dealing with these changes. This is the kind of book that lets you know its time to throw older business management books away.

Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

From the visionary head of Google’s innovative People Operations – a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring the best and brightest succeed.

“We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It’s not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing.” So says Laszlo Bock, head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of Work Rules!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live.

Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and with a profound grasp of human psychology, Bock also provides teaching examples from a range of industries – including companies that are household names but hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees. Bock takes us inside one of history’s most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into delightfully counterintuitive principles that are easy to put into action whether you’re a team of one or a team of thousands.