Patagonia-oprichter Yvon Chouinard is een activistische miljardair, een rotsklimmende ondernemer en een CEO zonder kantoor. Kortom, een bijzondere man. Zijn fascinerende levensverhaal en zakelijke succes roepen twee vragen op: Als het...

Worthwhile to check the last page of this McKinsey research. Lessons and practices for leaders, to go back to every now and then.

De wereld vraagt om specialisatie. En toch zijn het de generalisten die het verschil gaan maken. Iedereen kent de verhalen van briljante wonderkinderen, zoals schaakgrootmeesters of sportmannen als Tiger Woods. We...

Leerzaam en geestig boek over hoe elke cultuur anders denkt, communiceert en samenwerkt. Een-op-een toepasbaar op (internationale) werksituaties. Veel van de voorbeelden, over omgaan met hiërarchie, vergaderstijl of besluiten nemen hebben...

“Your own reality—for yourself, not for others.” Thinking for yourself means finding yourself, finding your own reality. Here’s the other problem with Facebook and Twitter and even The New York Times....

Ed Catmull had als puber in de jaren 60 een droom: de eerste met de computer geanimeerde film maken. Het lukte hem, decennia later, in 1995 met Toy Story, de eerste...

Rijke mensen betalen eerst zichzelf, dan pas anderen (en in de allerlaatste plaats de staat). Een huis bezitten is dom. Op school leer je de verkeerde dingen (want nooit hoe je...

A practical introduction to the new economy – in which platforms as Uber and Amazon are the new standard. Also a great guide when trying to build a platform… Parker, Van...

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit...

Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, is doing things his own way. He’s running the company differently from his famous predecessors, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, transforming not just the business strategy but the culture...

Het verhaal van hoe het kleine Bertelsmann-online uitgroeide tot Nederlands beroemdste dikke man leest als een avontuur. In tien jaar tijd weet bol.com de grootste online winkel van het land te...

De dictator van Equatoriaal-Guinea, Teodoro Obiag Nguema Mlbasogo, woont in een paleis met 100 kamers vol Renaissancekunst terwijl twee derde van zijn volk honger lijdt, Fidel Castro is vooral bezig met...

John Stuart Mill has said that models provide, at best, half truths and one must blend intuition and a broader sensibility with economics models to arrive at sensible policy conclusions. He was...

Being addicted to gambling, murdering your wife and obsessive nail-biting have something in common: they all can be prevented by replacing bad habits with good ones. The simple, but essential insight...

We keep cultivating this mythical image of a strong leader. It’s time for some nuance. A good start would be to make way for women. Men tend to think that they...

Partnerschappen tussen bedrijven en maatschappelijke organisaties zijn hot. Zo werkt het Wereld Natuur Fonds al jaren samen met onder andere Eneco, FrieslandCampina en de Rabobank. Steeds vaker zijn publiek-private partnerschappen (PPP’s)...

This unique 75-year long Harvard research followed more than 700 men from teenager to old age, with one simple goal; to understand what makes them happy and healthy.The short answer is:...

Most important take-away: don’t take ‘experts’ too seriously, especially not the famous ones. They are very prone to looking at the world through the lens of a so-called hedgehog: there is...

Forget Business School, just watch these 10 TED Talks. Some interesting talks on leadership and innovation.

A self-help book that promises magic in all our communication by getting rid of the well known tricks (where to put your hands, how to capture the audience with your eyes...

Simplification is not necessarily a form of stupidity – it can be a form of intelligence. Even of brilliance. Simple rules are, simply put, rules of thumb. And simple rules are...

Without bringing surprising new insights, this books makes a compelling case for achieving more by doing less. ‘Less but better’, clarity and focus as guiding principles for a good life. A real...

I had expected more insights and surprising lessons from the Dutch management book of the year 2007. The book stresses the importance of creativity, inspiration and how to have more fun...

With millions of copies sold this management classic has taught managers all over the world how to run their business and how to go from a good to a great company....

Brilliant. If I had to choose one book to take with me to a deserted island, this is the one. It’s insightful, erudite, innovative (at least to me). It took me...

A present form a friend who believes I’m in desperate need of focus. Though I think a permanent focus is an overrated asset, structuring priorities and getting things done is the...

Wonderful little book that eclipses all management books in explaining that the power of imagination and inspiration can take us anywhere. Zander’s speeches are a delight, using his passion for music...