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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg, who found fame as a Pulitzer Prize-winning business journalist, offers fascinating insight into why habits form, how to change them, and how they impact different areas of our lives. Based on scientific studies as well as intensive research carried out everywhere from Fortune 500 corporations to professional sports and politics, Duhigg's theories on habits can help improve performance in all areas of life, from fitness to work.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Sheryl Sandberg is an inspiring figure in the business community – as chief operations officer for Facebook and also a renowned speaker with over 2 million views on her now infamous 2010 TED Talk on women in business. In her book Lean In, Sandberg offers insight and advice to help women overcome the challenges presented to them in modern business, backed by compelling data and research as well as her own experiences. Packed with wisdom and humour, this is a must have for any ambitious professional woman.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Silicon Valley venture capitalist and respected entrepreneur Ben Horowitz has taken the same no-nonsense, practical approach to business advice that has made his popular 'Ben's Blog' a fantastic resource for startups and channeled it into this insightful book for entrepreneurs. Witty and entertaining, even peppered with Horowitz's favorite rap lyrics, this book is also full of important wisdom and actionable strategic advice that makes it a must-have for any new business leader.

The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup

Aimed at entrepreneurs, Havard Business School's Noam Wasserman's book The Founder's Dilemmas looks at the important company forming decisions new business leaders face, and offers practical solutions. Using insight and data from leading businesses like Twitter and Pandora, Wasserman discusses the importance of deciding whether to 'go it alone' or work with co-founders, along with other vital choices that can shape a startup at its inception.

The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right

In this revolutionary look at the healthcare industry, surgeon and columnist Atul Gawande talks about the increase in complexity faced by health professionals, and why the industry needs to make strides forward to prevent the level of medical error this has introduced. Using insight from other industries including construction and aviation, the Checklist Manifesto is a fascinating read that raises some inspired points about what needs to be done to improve professional healthcare.

The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

Harvard Business School expert Clayton Christensen follows up on his revolutionary business book The Innovator's Dilemma with this incredibly insightful look at the future of the healthcare industry. In The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution For Healthcare Christensen proposes ways that the industry and government can address its current challenges and explains them in an accessible, engaging style. An important book for anyone concerned about healthcare.

The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses

Eric Ries' The Lean Startup is a New York Times Best Seller that is considered a 'must read' for entrepreneurs. This book teaches business owners to 'think lean' and offers insight into how to develop and market products within a framework that can shift and adapt easily. In The Lean Startup, Ries takes the reader through the mistakes that lead to the failure of his own first startup, explaining how to avoid costly issues by understanding what customers really want and keeping enterprises in a flexible, agile state.
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