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The Lean Startup

How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

By Eric Ries (2011)


Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true...

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The Mom Test

How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you

By Rob Fitzpatrick (2013)


The Mom Test is a quick, practical guide that will save you time, money, and heartbreak. They say you shouldn't ask your mom whether your business is a good idea, because she loves you and will lie to you. This is technically true, but it misses the point. You shouldn't ask anyone if your business is a...

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The Goal

A Process of Ongoing Improvement

By Eliyahu M. Goldratt (1992)


Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for...

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This Changes Everything

Capitalism vs. the Climate

By Naomi Klein (2015)


Naomi Klein's new international bestseller This Changes Everything is a must-read on our future, one of the defining and most hopeful books of this era Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It's not about carbon - it's about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something...

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The Great Disruption

How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy

By Paul Gilding (2011)


It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. Instead we need to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable. The β€˜Great Disruption' started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological change like the melting polar icecap. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. We have come to the...

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Invisible Women

Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

By Caroline Criado Perez (2019)


Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman. Invisible Women shows..

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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

By Reni Eddo-Lodge (2018)


'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak'. The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone...

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