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NEW RELEASE …… years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Jim and coauthor Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven, and uplifting. Entrepreneurs and business leaders may find the concepts in this book useful for making choices to increase their odds of building a great company. (Booklist ) “Collins and Hansen draw some interesting and counterintuitive conclusions from their research….far from a dry work of social science. Mr. Collins has a way with words, not least with metaphor.” (Wall Street Journal ) “A sensible, well-timed and precisely targeted message for companies shaken by macroeconomic crises” (Financial Times )

NEW RELEASE A complete update of the 1996 bestselling The Witch Doctors, a penetrating and engaging history and critique of management theory by John Micklethwait, the editor-in-chief of the Economist, and Adrian Wooldridge, its management editor and Schumpeter. “Simultaneously smart, insightful, terrifying and humorous… this revised incarnation should overtake its predecessor as the most bracing and relevant discussion of the world created by MBAs.” --Kirkus Reviews  The revised material addresses and critiques the ascendency of writers and thinkers such as Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Friedman, and Chris Anderson as well as the rise of entrepreneurship and start-ups, the dawn of corporate social responsibility, and the war for talent.  For readers of Ahead of the Curve/Philip Delves Broughton and Barbarians at the Gate/Bryan Burrough

NEW RELEASE A fascinating and timely business book that explains why the success or failure of your enterprise depends upon your ability, or inability, to ask questions that lead to breakthrough innovations.  Phil McKinney is the vice president and chief technology officer for Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Personal Systems Group, where he is responsible for long-range strategic planning and research and development for all of the company’s PC product lines. He has been profiled or had his work on innovation written about in media outlets ranging from tech press to Vanity Fair, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

 For readers of Making Ideas Happen and Start With Why.

Pre-Order Now: Available in April The 20% Doctrine investigates the triumphs and failures of successful mainstay corporations and explains how unorthodox business practices and the freedom to experiment can fuel innovation.  For readers of Innovators Dilemma and What Would Google Do?  At companies like Google, employees are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time on projects they’re personally interested in. Almost half of Google’s new product launches have originated from this policy, including Gmail, Google News, Orkut, and AdSense. Ryan Tate further explains this unorthodox yet effective business model.

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