E-books and audibles you need to catch-up on!

Innovation Capital: How to Compete and Win like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

By Nathan Furr, Assistant Professor of Strategy, INSEAD, Jeff Dyer and Curtis Lefrandt. Harvard Business Review Press, 2019.

With interviews from the leaders of innovation including Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Elon Musk (Tesla), Marc Bebioff (Salesforce), Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo) and Shantanu Narayen (Adobe), this book enables you to position yourself along with your ideas ideally to attract attention and resources allowing you to launch your innovations and create impact. The author has combined decades of studies on how people have great ideas and how people test and develop these ideas.

Down the Rabbit Hole of Leadership

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change, INSEAD. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Part of a series of books about leaders and the complicated ups and downs within their lives, Down the Rabbit Hole of Leadership explores the unknown. Like Lewis Carroll’s Alice, the book traverses through the crazy logic of life and the many obstacles it throws up in the leader’s search for truth. The author ends every chapter with an anecdote to showcase the dilemma it presents, presenting sensibly the madness that affects leadership in organisations.

Leading a Board: Chairs’ Practices Across Europe

By Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD and Veronika Zagieva. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Consisting of unique data gathered through interviews with 200 experienced board chairs and their key stakeholders, the book focuses on the role of board leaders, detailing a theoretical contingency framework for understanding chairs’ work in Europe. If you are a current or future chair, director, shareholder, CEO, executive or regulator, the book will benefit you in addressing specific challenges you may, or do, face every day.

Exploring Leadership Drivers and Blockers

By Ian C Woodward, Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD and Vincent H. Dominé, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD and Samah Shaffakat. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

The authors explore conscious and unconscious drivers and blockers building on research that combines leadership development approaches including “immunity to change” and “positive psychology.” Real-life examples bring the research concepts to life.

Couples That Work

By Jennifer Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD. Penguin, 2019.

Exploring the lives and fundamentals of dual-career couples, the author identifies the three key phases in every couple’s work-life journey. She highlights how partners must navigate these together to build a stronger relationship.

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PREORDER NOW!  No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

By Erin Meyer, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD and Reed Hastings. Penguin Press, 2020.

Over the past few years, Netflix went from a name to a verb. For the first time ever, the co-founder of Netflix, Reed Hastings, along with INSEAD Professor Erin Meyer reveals the culture of the revolutionary company that has changed the game of the entertainment industry. Read the story of how embracing freedom and responsibility has allowed Netflix to become one of the most innovative and successful companies yet!

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As you get through these words of wisdom and knowledge from our world-class faculty, here are a few more to look forward to later this year!

  1. Managing Collective Emotions for Strategy Execution and Innovation by Quy Huy, Professor of Strategy, INSEAD. Harvard Business School Press.
  2. Global Strategic Management by Philippe Lasserre, Emeritus Professor of Strategy and Asian Business, INSEAD. Palgrave.
  3. The Changing C-Suite: Executive Power Structures in Transformation by Jose-Luis Alvarez, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD. Oxford University Press.
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