Bookcase: Lean In – Women, work, and the will to lead
• By Sheryl Sandberg • W H Allen • RRP $36.99
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and former vice president of global online sales and development at Google, is eighth on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. So when she says women’s progress in business and government has stalled, you know to take it seriously. She quotes damning statistics that prove her argument, such as: only 18 of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
Bookcase: Tap dancing to work - Warren Buffett on practically everything
The rise and rise of American investment guru Warren Buffett as seen, largely through the eyes of Fortune magazine writer Carol Loomis, who tracked his career from its earliest years in the 1960s, is worth the time invested to read it or at least most of it. As Loomis, who both chronicled much of Buffett’s career and so became a close friend, says: “When you finish this book, you will have seen the arc of Warren’s business life.” It’s a book designed for busy managers.
Bookcase: The Pirate Organization - Lessons from the fringes of capitalism
What do Captain Kidd, pirate radio jocks, net hackers and the manipulators of DNA have in common? According to French academics Rodolphe Durand and Jean-Philippe Vergne, their actions helped foretell the future of capitalism. The Pirate Organization: Lessons from the fringes of capitalism suggests that these buccaneers of the high seas, airwaves, cyberspace and the biotech revolution break the norms and foreshadow the direction of the economy.