The Director’s Picks: Summer 2012

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Welcome to the Summer 2012 installment of Ford Library Director, Meg Trauner’s selections of five recent business books recommended to readers at the Fuqua School of Business.

Click the titles below for information on location and availability. Complete reviews, and audiobook versions are linked where they’re available.

The charisma myth : how anyone can master the art and science of personal magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane
An executive coach provides practical tools developed for MIT and Harvard for influencing, persuading and inspiring others. Read the full review here.

Great by choice : uncertainty, chaos, and luck : why some thrive despite them all by Jim Collins and Morton T. Hansen
This sequel to Good to Great explores why some companies thrive under uncertainty and others do not.  Note: research ends in 2002. Also an audiobook.

Modern New York : the life and economics of a city By Greg David
The story of the business capital of the world, New York City, from the social programs of Mayor John Lindsey to the pro-business administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain
American business culture overlooks the positive characteristics of introverts such as persistence, reflection, and sensitivity to others’ feelings. Also an audiobook.

Wine wars : the curse of the Blue Nun, the miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the revenge of the Terroirists. By Mike Veseth
Economics professor/wine enthusiast explains the complicated world of wine, analyzing its past and predicting its future. Read the full review.

© Reviewer: Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
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