Issues that have risen in importance since the start of the pandemic, such as employee burnout and the need for greater workplace diversity, are the focus of a number of titles set for fall.
The Burnout Challenge: Managing People’s Relationships with Their Jobs
Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter. Harvard Univ., Nov. 15 ($27.95, ISBN 978-0-674-25101-4)
Two researchers identify and demonstrate sustainable solutions to workplace burnout.
California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric—and What It Means for America’s Power Grid
Katherine Blunt. Portfolio, Aug. 30 ($28, ISBN 978-0-593-33065-4)
Wall Street Journal reporter Blunt examines the vulnerabilities of California’s energy grid and the factors that have led to the state’s raging wildfires.
Delinquent: Inside America’s Debt Machine
Elena Botella. Univ. of California, Oct. 11 ($26.95, ISBN 978-0-520-38035-6)
This insider account surveys how America’s banks plunged the country into debt and suggests ways to end the cycle.
Getting to Diversity: What Works and What Doesn’t
Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev. Belknap, Sept. 13 ($29.95, ISBN 978-0-674-27661-1)
The authors showcase data-driven research of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to workplace diversity.
Investing in the Era of Climate Change
Bruce Usher. Columbia Business School, Oct. 11 ($27.95, ISBN 978-0-231-20088-2)
The risks and opportunities to be found in impending climate catastrophe are highlighted, along with strategies for investors eager to slow down climate change.
Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away
Annie Duke. Portfolio, Oct. 4 ($28, ISBN 978-0-593-42299-1)
The author of Thinking in Bets studies how quitting can make for even greater successes.
Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work
Tina Opie and Beth A. Livingston. Harvard Business Review, Oct. 11 ($30, ISBN 978-1-64782-283-5)
A three-part plan for creating actual gender and racial equity in the workplace is offered, alongside real-world examples of the process in action.
Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work
Deborah Liu. Zondervan, Aug. 9 ($27.99, ISBN 978-0-310-36485-6)
The president and CEO of Ancestry offers a blend of memoir and professional advice on how women can thrive in a complex corporate hierarchy.
When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm
Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe. Doubleday, Oct. 4 ($32.50, ISBN 978-0-385-54623-2)
New York Times investigative journalists report on McKinsey & Co., one of the largest consulting firms for corporations and governments worldwide.
Yellen: The Trailblazing Economist Who Navigated an Era of Upheaval
Jon Hilsenrath. Harper Business, Nov. 1 ($32.50, ISBN 978-0-06-316246-4)
A Wall Street Journal senior writer surveys the bursting of the tech bubble and the myriad economic gyrations of the early 21st century from the viewpoint of former Treasury secretary Janet Yellen and her husband, the economist George Akerlof.
Business & Economics
Lead to Win: How to Be a Powerful, Impactful, Influential Leader in Any Environment by Carla A. Harris (Sept. 13, $27, ISBN 978-0-593-42168-0) inspects the necessary skills and strategies for growing leaders of today and tomorrow.
Playing a New Game: A Black Woman’s Guide to Being Well and Thriving in the Workplace by Tammy Lewis Wilborn (Oct. 11, $29, ISBN 978-1-5387-0834-7) applies two decades of counseling experience and research to explore race and gender stereotypes of BIPOC women in the workplace.
Slouching Toward Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century by J. Bradford DeLong (Sept. 6, $35, ISBN 978-0-465-01959-5) tells the history of material wealth and how it didn’t produce a utopia.
How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond by Kwame Christian (Sept. 13, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-63774-130-6) offers strategies for communicating effectively and avoiding common mistakes in the digital workplace.
Ending Checkbox Diversity: Rewriting the Story of Performative Allyship in Corporate America by Dannie Lynn Fountain (Oct. 25, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5230-0135-4) demonstrates how to provide sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, beyond simply performing allyship.
Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace by Carice Anderson (Oct. 18, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5230-0267-2) offers aid and insight for Black professionals to overcome hurdles in striving for success.
How to Win Friends and Manage Remotely by McKenna Sweazey (Sept. 1, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63265-202-7) outlines strategies for better managing hybrid and work-from-home workplace environments.
Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing by Marian L. Tupy and Gale L. Pooley (Aug. 31, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-952223-39-6) argues that resources have become more abundant as populations grow, but the innovation that increases resources requires freedom.
Columbia Business School
The Entrepreneurs: The Relentless Quest for Value by Derek Lidow (Nov. 29, $35, ISBN 978-0-231-19914-8) encapsulates the long history of entrepreneurial innovation and offers new insights to aid in a sustainable future.
Virtual Society: The Metaverse and the New Frontiers of Human Experience by Herman Narula (Oct. 11, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23997-1) acts as an essential guide for readers seeking a deeper understanding of the metaverse and the digital future.
Financial Feminist by Tori Dunlap (Dec. 27, $22, ISBN 978-0-06-326026-9) collects advice on managing debt and investment from the TikTok star behind Her First $100K.
The Rise of Women and Wealth: Our Fight for Freedom, Equality, and Control of Our Financial Future by Cindy Couyoumjian (Aug. 30, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-62634-943-8) advocates for women to find the courage, strength, and inspiration to climb the business ladder.
Purposeful Curiosity: The Power of Asking the Right Questions at the Right Time by Constantine Andriopoulos (Oct. 25, $29, ISBN 978-0-306-84736-
3) offers insight into how curiosity can be mined for purposeful goals, such as advancing science and increasing human understanding.
Removing Barriers and Building Belonging in the Workplace by Patrice Gordon (Nov. 1, $26, ISBN 978-0-306-82961-1) looks at a program in which the novice teaches the master, showing how it can successfully advance career development.
Saving Main Street: Small Business in the Time of Covid-19 by Gary Rivlin (Oct. 18, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306596-3) examines 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic, illustrating the dire financial picture that ruined so many businesses.
Money and Love: An Intelligent Roadmap for Life’s Biggest Decisions by Myra Strober and Abby Davisson
(Jan. 10, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311751-8) examines how decisions regarding love and money intersect and offers advice on making positive decisions.
Harvard Business Review
Power and Prediction: The Disruptive Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb (Nov. 15, $30, ISBN 978-1-64782-419-8) follows up Prediction Machines by exploring how
artificial intelligence is poised to disrupt business, and how businesses can accurately prepare.
A World of Insecurity: Democratic Disenchant-
ment in Rich and Poor Countries by Pranab Bardhan (Oct. 18, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-674-25984-3) critiques the failures of liberal democracy for both the rich and the poor, and advocates for context-sensitive responses to them.
Never Ride a Rollercoaster Upside Down: The Ups, Downs, and Reinvention of an Entrepreneur by Jeff Smulyan (Oct. 11, $28,
ISBN 978-1-63774-222-8) reveals what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and how even the most successful entrepreneurs can fail.
The Progress Illusion: Reclaiming Our Future from the Fairytale of Economics by Jon D. Erickson (Dec. 1, $32 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64283-252-5) charts the rise of a global economic worldview and how it has changed everyday lives.
Inclusive Marketing: Why Representation Matters to Your Customers and Your Brand by Jerry Daykin (Oct. 25, $34.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-398-60731-6) showcases ways readers can grow a brand and attract loyal
customers through effective marketing.
The Robot-Proof Recruiter: A Survival Guide for Recruitment and Sourcing Professionals by Katrina Collier (Aug. 30, $34.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-398-60685-2) offers strategies for recruiting the right people for jobs in a world overloaded by technology.
Firebrand: A Tobacco Lawyer’s Journey by Joshua Knelman (Sept. 6, $26, ISBN 978-0-7352-4381-1) tells
the tale of big tobacco, with all of its profits and moral ambiguity.
I’m Not Yelling: A Guidebook for Supporting Successful Business Women in Corporate America by Elizabeth Leiba (Dec. 6, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68481-073-4) combines data and anecdotes to arrive at a strategy to overcome the pitfalls, microaggressions, and inequalities facing Black businesswomen working in corporate America.
Nudging by Riccardo Viale (Oct. 4, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-262-54444-3) investigates the history of behavioral
sciences, including the work of Herbert Simon and Daniel Kahneman, and outlines ways to use their insights without manipulation.
Working with AI: Real Stories of Human-Machine Collaboration by Thomas H. Davenport and Steven M. Miller (Sept. 27, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-262-04724-1) examines the reality of AI in the workplace, dispelling myths surrounding artificial intelligence and showing how real-world human/AI collaboration can be sustainable.
How Brands Innovate: The Principles of Cultural Strategy by Douglas Holt (Oct. 15, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-19-760297-3) argues for reinvention rather than direct competition to foster better and more culturally innovative brands.
Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop It by Max H. Bazerman (Nov. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-691-23654-4) offers programs that confront the kind of complicity in the workplace that enabled the behavior that provoked the #MeToo movement and led to the attack on the Capitol.
Understandable Economics: Because Understanding Our Economy Is Easier Than You Think and More Important Than You Know by Howard Yaruss (Sept. 15, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-63388-836-4) breaks down the economic system in an accessible way and applies real-world anecdotes and observations to current issues.
Buyer Aware: Harnessing Our Consumer Power for a Safe, Fair, and Transparent Marketplace by Marta L. Tellado (Sept. 20, $29, ISBN 978-1-5417-6857-4) explains how consumers can defend against predatory business practices and how to advocate for change in an increasingly deregulated marketplace.
Empathy Economics: Janet Yellen’s Remarkable Rise to Power and Her Drive to Spread Prosperity to All by Owen Ullmann (Sept. 27, $32, ISBN 978-1-5417-0102-1) tells the story of Janet Yellen, the “Ruth Bader Ginsburg of economics,” per Ullmann, and her advocacy serving people at the bottom of the economic ladder.
Still Broke: Walmart’s Remarkable Transformation and the Limits of Socially Conscious Capitalism by Rick Wartzman (Nov. 15, $29, ISBN 978-1-5417-5799-8) examines how America’s largest company made socially conscious changes and started taking better care of its employees.
Rowman & Littlefield
Parentpreneurs: A Decade of Deals from a Messy Minivan by Jamie and Brian Ratner (Aug. 21, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5381-6461-7) relates how CertifiKid, an e-commerce company that offers deals for family activities, grew to become a multimillion-dollar company.
Simon & Schuster
How to Invest: Masters on the Craft by David M. Rubenstein (Sept. 13, $30, ISBN 978-1-982190-30-9) offers a master class on investing through interviews with leading names in finance.
Up Close and All In: Life Lessons from a Wall Street Warrior by John Mack (Oct. 11, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-982174-27-9) recounts Mack’s experience as CEO of Morgan Stanley, building the company from 300 to 50,000 employees, and creating a collaborative work environment.
The Culture Transplant: How Migrants Make the Economies They Move To a Lot Like the Ones They Left by Garett Jones (Oct. 18, $24,
ISBN 978-1-5036-3294-3) documents cross-country income differences and applies recent research to illuminate how immigrants bolster economies with newly applied cultural attitudes that can last for decades.
Univ. of Chicago
Collaborative Crisis Management: Prepare, Execute, Recover, Repeat by Thomas A. Cole and Paul Verbinnen (Sept. 9, $22.50 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-226-82137-5) examines a range of issues that must be addressed when managing a crisis, from anticipation to resolution.
Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to World Domination by Mark Bergen (Sept. 6, $30, ISBN 978-0-593-29634-9). “Those curious about how YouTube got to be the behemoth it is should pick this up,” PW noted in its review.
Career Anchors: The Changing Nature of Work and Careers by Edgar H. Schein, John Van Maanen, and Peter A. Schein (Nov. 23, $35, ISBN 978-1-119-89948-8) aims to help readers understand their motives, core competencies, and workplace skills as they navigate their careers.
Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy by Phil P. Barden (Oct. 31, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-119-67308-8) explores consumer purchasing behavior, applies science to routine marketing practices, and educates readers to help them make better choices for themselves and their organizations.
The Soul of Startups: The Untold Stories of How Founders Affect Culture by Sophie Theen (Aug. 2, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-119-88559-7) uncovers how a founder’s personality influences the culture of a startup and the importance of that culture on the enterprise’s chances for success.
Smart Brevity: Write Less. Say More. Get Heard by Jim Vandehei, Mike Allen, and Roy Schwartz (Sept. 20, $27, ISBN 978-1-5235-1697-1) teaches how to think more sharply and communicate using brevity to save readers’ time and reframe how a message is understood.