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The Black Swan
Book Name: The Black Swan
SubTitle: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Author Name: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Book Description: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable is a philosophy / literary book by the epistemologist Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The core theme of the book is that the impact of rare events is huge and highly underrated. We are not aware of it, which increases their effect much. Our mind and thinking habits are poorly equipped to handle rare events. The book relates the various cognitive and psychological reasons of this, from multiple perspectives. The book is written in a literary style and covers a wide variety of subjects relating to knowledge, aesthetics, and living life. (wikipedia)
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Book Name: Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Author Name: Dan Ariely
Book Description: A book in which he challenges readers' assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, "My goal, by the end of this book, is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you there by presenting a wide range of scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that are in many cases quite amusing. Once you see how systematic certain mistakes are--how we repeat them again and again. I think you will begin to learn how to avoid some of them" (wikipedia).
Who Says Elephants Cant Dance (text only) by L. V. Gerstner
Book Name: Who Says Elephants Cant Dance (text only) by L. V. Gerstner
Author Name: L. V. Gerstner
Book Description: CEO Louis V. Gerstner Jr.'s memoir about the extraordinary turnaround of IBM and his transformation of the company into the industry leader of the computer age.
First, Break All the Rules: What the Worlds Greatest Managers Do Differently
Book Name: First, Break All the Rules: What the Worlds Greatest Managers Do Differently
Author Name: Marcus Buckingham,Curt Coffman
Book Description: There are many suggested rules for managers. This books tells you why you shouldn't follow them. Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman study the best of the managers around the globe to observe what makes them the best. How the react to situations, how they manage human beings, what they do and what they do not. The one thing common that they find is that most effective managers often break all conventional rules of management. The book is a classic example of research explained in a compelling and engrossing way.
Leading Change
Book Name: Leading Change
Author Name: John P. Kotter
Book Description: Harvard Business School professor Kotter (A Force for Change) breaks from the mold of M.B.A. jargon-filled texts to produce a truly accessible, clear and visionary guide to the business world's buzzword for the late '90s?change. In this excellent business manual, Kotter emphasizes a comprehensive eight-step framework that can be followed by executives at all levels. Kotter advises those who would implement change to foster a sense of urgency within the organization. "A higher rate of urgency does not imply everpresent panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent." Twenty-first century business change must overcome overmanaged and underled cultures (Amazon).
Only The Paranoid Survive
Book Name: Only The Paranoid Survive
Author Name: Andrew S. Grove
Book Description: Intel's Inside Story.

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