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Ken Allen, was a CEO at DHL. He’s the author of Radical Simplicity. From Jim Collins' How the Mighty Fall he learned that a good company is more likely to die from indigestion with too many tasks and opportunities than from starvation because of too little. Read our summary of the book!


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Jim Collins

How The Mighty Fall

Best-selling author Jim Collins describes the stages a failing firm goes through – and how to avoid them.

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What difference can an individual make? “A really big one”, says Meredith Tagi, VP Group Learning, Talent and HR Platforms at Deutsche Post DHL. “That is, if the right people are given the opportunity to get things done.” Meredith says it was Michael J. Arena’s Adaptive Space that opened her eyes to the potential of perfect job/people matches. Read our summary of the book!


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Michael J. Arena

Adaptive Space

Disrupt your competitors, or the boldest of them will disrupt you. For “disrupt,” read “kill.”

McGraw-Hill Education
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Is there a blueprint for transforming a company? Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of Infosys, suggests you follow the example of Blackstone co-founder Stephen Schwarzman. One of Nandan’s favorite current reads is Schwarzman’s What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence. Read our summary of the book!


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Stephen A. Schwarzman

What It Takes

Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder of the Blackstone Group, traces its history and the lessons he’s learned.

Avid Reader Press
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To be continued...