The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity – A Non-Linear Anarchist Reading of World History

It’s an ideology that inspires fear and loathing in equal measure. Anarchism or the conviction that the state – and its pantheon of agents including potentates, scribblers, soldiers, and priests – is a parasite of society and inherently oppressive and

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Spring Reads: Three Business Books on the CFI.co Radar

Naomi Snelling buries herself in some inspiring works that bring meaning — and more — to corporate life. Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies by Ranjay Gulati A wave of books about corporate purpose has broken over

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Book Review – Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras – The X factor: What Makes Some Businesses Excel…?

Visionary companies need a strong ideology and big, hairy audacious goals. Naomi Snelling looks back at a 1994 book that celebrates them… How strong are your core values, and your core ideology? If you want to build a business or

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Book Review: Numerology, Mystery, Romance… and the Development of an App

7 Unicorn Drive: From Start-up To A Billion Dollar Sale In 7 Years by Dani Polajnar This book is a sorta-kinda business guide, but it has fictional elements and a jot of mysticism thrown-in. That may not sound like an

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Book Review: The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger – Iger’s Wild Ride to the Top of ‘the Happiest Place on Earth’

Back in 2005, Robert Iger’s 31-year journey at Disney and ABC looked like it could come to an end. Pulitzer prize-winner James B Stewart had released his book DisneyWar, an exposé on Michael Eisner’s 20-year reign as CEO of the

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Customer Commandments and Importance of the ‘R’ in CSR: Ignore this at your Peril

The Ethical Business Book by Sarah Duncan Reviewed by John Foot Sarah Duncan is to be congratulated on producing The Ethical Business Book, a timely and important presentation of “50 ways you can help protect people, the planet, and profits”.

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Atlas Shrugged Meets Mad Max: Billionaires Heading for the Hills

The lone Trump supporter amongst the billionaires of Silicon Valley, venture capitalist and angel investor Peter Thiel (50) – worth an estimated $2.6bn – has all but given up on the future. Convinced that systemic collapse is but a few

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Book Review by Kenneth Rogoff: Crash Time

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World by Adam Tooze Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Crashed, by the noted Columbia University historian Adam Tooze, offers a sweeping history of the global financial crisis up

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Book Review: Private Island – Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else

A Balance Disturbed for All the Wrong Reasons It remains somewhat of a mystery how Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne manages the UK government’s financial affairs. Presiding over a buoyant economy, planning the biggest privatisation exercise ever, and mandating

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A Sojourn in Davos: Things Will Never Be the Same

Book Review – The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann For all its potential as a canvas for the display of human suffering, sick-lit never quite made it as a genre. In her 1926 essay On Being Ill, Virginia Woolf expressed

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