January's 5 hottest book novelties

    Every week, MakeRight editors select only the best books for their readers. In this collection, we have collected for you 5 business books published in January 2017 and applying for the title of best sellers this year.

    1. “Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos” (Heidi K. Gardner)

    A book by Heidi Gardner, Ph.D. and teacher at Harvard Law School, on how companies can best ensure customer loyalty, attract highly qualified professionals, and gain a competitive advantage. All this can be achieved using a unique smart collaboration technique developed by the author after more than a decade of researching business processes in many successful companies.

    In his new book, Heidi Gardner offers a number of effective techniques that will help managers develop collaboration with other companies, increase profitability, grow and retain professionals in the team, and break internal barriers and increase their productivity. The book has not yet been published in Russian.


    2. “Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success” (Angie Morgan and others)

    Despite the fact that the book was released in early January, it has already become a bestseller according to the New York Times.

    In their book, leading entrepreneurs, business consultants and war veterans talk about how anyone can become an outstanding leader if he uses the seven key rules of conduct.

    Thanks to relevant information and an interesting presentation, the book will help to revise your leadership qualities and reveal the potential of a true leader in you. In the book, authors also share a large list of Internet resources that will help maintain and develop leadership skills after reading it. The book has not yet been published in Russian.


    3. "Tao of Charlie Munger" ("Tao of Charlie Munger") by David Clark (David Clark)

    Surely many of you have heard of the books in the Buffetology series, the most popular of which is Warren Buffett's Tao — quotes and thoughts of the richest man on earth.

    And few people know who Charlie Munger is. Although he is also one of the richest people in the world, he is a very influential investor and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.

    That's because Munger is very often in the shadow of the glory of his business partner Warren Buffett. As Warren Buffett once said, "Our company, Berkshire Hathaway, was built according to Charlie's plan, I was just a general contractor in it."

    The book “The Tao of Charlie Manger” was published in English on January 3, 2017 and has already become one of the “hottest” releases of this year according to Amazon. David Clark, co-author of the book, gathered in it words of wisdom, comments and advice for all occasions from one of the most influential investors in the world.

    Unfortunately, we do not yet have information about whether our publishers will buy back the rights to the book and whether it will be published in Russian. Previous books in the Buffetology series have been published by The Potpourri Publishing House.


    4. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” (Klaus Schwab)

    The world-famous economist Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, says that we have the opportunity to survive the fourth industrial revolution, which will radically change our way of life.

    Schwab argues that the fourth revolution will differ in scale and complexity of the introduced changes from all previous ones.

    Artificial intelligence has already penetrated into all areas of our lives, what next? Nanomaterials are 200 times stronger than steel and thinner than human hair; 3D liver transplant surgery "Smart factories" on which only robots work; mobile phones implantable in humans and made from bio-synthetic materials. All this is not the plot of science fiction novels, but awaits us in the near future.

    Schwab offers bold predictions on how to capitalize on the changes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and shape a better future in which technology helps people, not replace them.

    The book was published in Russian in 2016 under the title "Fourth Industrial Revolution."

    Amazon (English version)
    Ozon (Russian version)

    5. “A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market” (Edward Thorpe, “I conquered the casino and the market from Las Vegas to Wall Street”) (Edward O. Thorp) with a preface by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    The book was published literally the day before yesterday, January 24th. It is noteworthy that even before its publication, it already claimed the title of super-bestseller of 2017, and the preface to the book was written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb himself (Black Swan, Antifragility).

    This is an incredibly true story of the famous mathematician Edward Thorpe, who revolutionized casinos around the world and on Wall Street.

    Edward Thorpe is considered the inventor of the counting card, which allows you to win a win-win game in blackjack against the casino. His method was so simple and effective that it caused a storm of indignation among the casino owners. After the invention of the method of counting cards, casinos changed the rules of the game in their establishments, and Thorpe became a persona non grata in all gaming establishments around the world.

    After the casino owners discovered his method, Thorpe decided to revolutionize Wall Street by introducing mathematical formulas that allowed him to play a win-win game on the exchange.

    In his book, Thorpe first reveals all the cards to his reader and talks about all the motives of his actions, about the curiosity that always moved them and helped them to look at a different angle from seemingly insoluble problems.

    The book has not yet been published in Russian.


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