Business publishers are trying to help readers adapt to the mass migration to remote work and an increased emphasis on diversity issues.
Adapting to Climate Change: Markets and the Management of an Uncertain Future
Matthew E. Kahn. Yale Univ., Mar. 30 ($30, ISBN 978-0-300-24671-1)
Big data can be used to deal with the effects of climate change, writes economist Kahn.
Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul
Jamie Ducharme. Holt, June 8 ($28.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77753-9)
Time reporter Ducharme charts the explosion of e-cigarette use and how the cofounders of Juul became two of the most reviled businessmen in the U.S.
The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations
Robert Livingston. Currency, Feb. 2 ($28, ISBN 978-0-593-23856-1)
Harvard social psychologist Livingston provides a road map for uprooting entrenched biases and suggests methods to lead organizations and individuals toward increased awareness and empathy.
The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion
Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell. Crown, May 4 ($28, ISBN 978-0-593-23711-3)
Reporters Brown and Farrell examine how WeWork founder Adam Neumann managed to convince Wall Street veterans to invest billions into what became another startup cautionary tale.
The Flip Side of Free: Understanding the Economics of the Internet
Michael Kende. MIT, Mar. 9 ($29.95, ISBN 978-0-262-04565-0).
Kende explains that despite the costs of free internet service—personal data is sold, financial information is exposed to hackers—the market power of technology companies continues to increase.
The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism
Hubert Joly. Harvard Business Review, May 4 ($30, ISBN 978-1-64782-038-1)
Joly, former chairman and CEO of Best Buy, expands on the principles that underpinned the company’s resurgence.
Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company
Jeff Immelt. Avid Reader, Feb. 23 ($30, ISBN 978-1-9821-1471-8)
Immelt succeeded legendary GE CEO Jack Welch in 2001, and here he describes how he steered one of America’s best-known companies through a series of challenges.
Inside Money: Brown Brothers Harriman and the American Way of Power
Zachary Karabell. Penguin Press, May 18 ($35, ISBN 978-1-59420-661-0)
Karabell explores the central role of the private investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman in this story of American wealth and its rise to global power.
Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere
Tsedal Neeley. HarperBusiness, Mar. 16 ($29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306830-8)
Neeley, a Harvard Business School professor, provides workers and managers with best practices for a remote-work environment.
The Spirit of Green: The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World
William D. Nordhaus. Princeton Univ., Apr. 13 ($29.95, ISBN 978-0-691-21434-4)
Nobel laureate Nordhaus explains how the to avoid a global climate crisis by combining ideas for an economically efficient “well-managed society” with those of the green movement.
Business & Economics Listings
Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking by Jon Acuff (Apr. 6, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-5409-0080-7) suggests processes for how readers can better channel their thoughts to help them achieve their goals.
How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World by Dambisa Moyo (May 4, $30, ISBN 978-1-5416-1942-5) offers an insider’s view of corporate boards, arguing they need to become more transparent, more knowledgeable, and more diverse.
The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations by Philippe Aghion, Céline Antonin, and Simon Bunel (Apr. 1, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-674-97116-5)posits that the answer to fixing the problems of capitalism is the more effective use of innovation and “creative destruction.”
Cyber Crisis: Protecting Your Business from Real Threats in the Virtual World by Eric Cole (May 18, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-950665-83-9) lays out cybersecurity strategies and advice intended to be accessible even by those who aren’t technologically inclined.
Battling Healthcare Burnout: Learning to Love the Job You Have, While Creating the Job You Love by Thom Mayer (May 11, $28.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5230-8991-8) provides ideas for health-care professionals to combat burnout and change the culture and systems of their organizations.
People Before Tech: The Importance of Psychological Safety and Teamwork in the Digital Age by Duena Blomstrom (July 13, $28, ISBN 978-1-4729-8545-3) guides business leaders in ways to implement technology while still respecting the needs of their employees.
Toxic: A Guide to Rebuilding Respect and Tolerance in a Hostile Workplace by Clive Lewis (Apr. 20, $30, ISBN 978-1-4729-8008-3) suggests methods for business leaders and HR professionals to preserve a peaceful workplace, and provides tips for employees looking to remain productive when working in difficult environments.
Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment by Soo Bong Peer (Mar. 1, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63265-189-1) provides strategies for businesses and organizations searching for ways to advance diversity and inclusion.
Trust Yourself: Stop Over-thinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work by Melody Wilding (May 4, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-7972-0196-2) offers a plan to help readers break free from stress, perfectionism, and self-doubt.
Founder: Starting an Online Business in the Age of Personal Brands by Brittany Hennessy (July 27, $16.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8065-4134-1) is a crash course in launching and running an online business, while finding a reasonable work-life balance.
The Caesars Palace Coup: How a Billionaire Brawl over the Famous Casino Exposed the Power and Greed of the Private Equity Industry by Max Frumes and Sujeet Indap (Mar. 16, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63576-677-6). Journalists Frumes and Indap detail how two private equity firms fought for control of Caesars Entertainment.
Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power by Brooke Baldwin (Apr. 6, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301744-3). CNN news anchor Baldwin explores what she calls the “huddle,” when women get together to provide each other with support and solutions to problems in male-dominated fields.
Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work... Wherever You Are by Robert C. Pozen and Alexandra Samuel (June 29, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307937-3) describes the mindset that lets people thrive when they’re working remotely and maps out approaches to making remote work productive and enjoyable.
Flex: Reinventing Work for a Smarter, Happier Life by Annie Auerbach (Feb. 23, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305964-1 explores what can happen when women and companies embrace the concept of flex time.
Harvard Business Review
Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids by Daisy Dowling (May 25, $25 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63369-839-0) is a resource for working mothers and fathers on how to do well at work while staying engaged as parents.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
What to Do with Your Money When Crisis Hits by Michelle Singletary (May 4, $24, ISBN 978-0-358-57210-7) guides consumers on how to protect their money in the face of economic recession, pandemics, or bear markets.
Demanding More: Why Diversity and Inclusion Doesn’t Happen and What You Can Do About It by Sheree Atcheson (Apr. 27, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-3986-0044-7) argues that the best way to combat bias and racism is for everyone to acknowledge their own prejudices and work to overcome them.
Future Tech: How to Capture Value from Disruptive Industry Trends by Trond Arne Undheim (Mar. 30, $25.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-3986-0032-4) explains how technology, policy, business models, and social dynamics work together to create industry disruption, and how understanding disruption can help predict what is coming next.
Backable: How to Convince Anyone to Take a Chance on You by Suneel Gupta (Feb. 2, $29, ISBN 978-0-316-49451-9) posits that the key to business success is to develop ways to get others to take a bet on one’s ideas or vision.
Marketing Mess to Brand Success: 30 Challenges to Transform Your Organization’s Brand (and Your Own) by Scott J. Miller (May 11, $27.95, ISBN 978-1-64250-380-7) describes 30 obstacles that readers may encounter as a marketing manager and how they can be transformed into opportunities.
Just Money: Mission-Driven Banks and the Future of Finance by Katrin Kaufer and Lillian Steponaitis (Feb. 2, $17.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-262-54222-7) takes readers on a tour of financial institutions that use finance as a force for good.
Tomorrow’s Economy: A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth by Per Espen Stoknes (Mar. 16, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-262-04485-1) argues that people already have the tools to achieve environmentally friendly business growth, and that success depends on changes in government practices and individual behavior.
New World Library
Go Big Now: Strengthen Your Mindset, Overcome Any Obstacle, and Crush Your Goals by Julia Pimsleur (Mar. 30, $15.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-60868-734-3) distills the author’s two decades of studying complex mindset practices into eight “mindset keys” that can be used to achieve professional and
The Sea We Swim in: How Stories Work in a Data-Driven World by Frank Rose (June 29, $25.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00313-7) posits that narrative and storytelling are powerful ways to connect with consumers.
Grand Transitions: How the Modern World Was Made by Vaclav Smil (Mar. 1, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-19-006066-4) argues that the modern economic world has been created through four “grand transitions” and that the next—environmental changes—will determine the fate of society.
The Profit Paradox: How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work by Jan Eechkout (May 11, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-691-21447-4) documents ways that corporations have accumulated more market power while raising prices and keeping wages low, and argues that pattern needs to change.
Super Founders: Uncovering the Secrets of Billion-Dollar Startups by Ali Tamaseb (May 18, $28, ISBN 978-1-5417-6842-0) uses a data-driven approach to understand what differentiates billion-dollar startups from the rest and concludes that traditional thinking about what makes startups winners is false.
Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation by Panos A. Panay and R. Michael Hendrix (Apr. 6, $28, ISBN 978-1-5417-3058-8). The authors interview famous musicians and share how their different approaches to innovation can be used by others.
Think Like a Bread-winner: A Wealth-Building Manifesto for Women Who Want to Earn More (and Worry Less) by Jennifer Barrett (Apr. 6, $26, ISBN 978-0-593-32789-0) addresses the issue that while nearly half of working women in the U. S. are now their household’s main earner, most aren’t brought up to think like breadwinners.
Work Wellbeing: Leading Thriving Teams in Rapidly Changing Times by Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell (Mar. 1, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-925924-19-0). Social researchers McCrindle and Fell present the results of their survey on what constitutes a healthy workplace and offer ideas on how to create one.
Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life by William Green (Apr. 27, $28, ISBN 978-1-5011-6485-9). Financial journalist Green boils down the thinking of successful investors to provide readers with keys for building wealth.
Simon & Schuster
Becoming a Climate Scientist by Kyle Dickman (June 15, $18, ISBN 978-1-9821-4264-3). Outside magazine editor Dickman shadows climate scientist Cathy Wilson and her team to show what it takes to get, and do, that type of job.
Power for All: Harnessing the Force That Shapes Our Lives by Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro (May 18, $27, ISBN 978-1-9821-4163-9) explains how readers can achieve power in different aspects of their lives.
Be: A No-Bullsh*t Guide to Increasing Your Self Worth and Net Worth by Simply Being Yourself by Jessica Zweig (Feb. 16, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-699-0) provides advice for combining authenticity, service, and real connection to create a winning brand.
Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair by Kim Scott (Mar. 16, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20348-9) offers a framework for how managers and their employees can create more just workplaces and establish new ways of collaborating to get things done more effectively.
Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr (Feb. 9, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26759-7). Two former Amazon executives reveal how the company became one of the country’s most valuable corporations through its deep commitment to a set of principles and practices.
Univ. of Pennsylvania
An Illustrated Business History of the United States by Richard Vague (Apr. 16, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8122-5289-7) documents the evolution of American business from the colonial era through 2015 with hundreds of images and photographs.
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant (Feb. 2, $28, ISBN 978-1-9848-7810-6) examines the reasons one should learn to question one’s opinions and argues there’s joy to be found in being wrong.
The Family Business by Keel Hunt (Apr. 20, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6721-0) charts the growth of the Ingram Content Group and the role it has played in modernizing the book publishing business.