Books worth reading — ones that will help answer life’s questions about the art of living well. Browse and deepen your knowledge by purchasing recommended books; many of which are penned by The ACADEMi of Life speakers.
Does the character of our leaders matter? CEOs who are rated high on four moral principles deliver better financial results than those who aren’t.
What’s been missing from this debate is hard evidence: data that shows not only that leadership character matters for organizational success, but how it matters; and concrete evidence that it leads to better business results. Now, in this groundbreaking book, respected leadership researcher, adviser, and author Fred Kiel offers that evidence–solid data that demonstrates the connection between character, leadership excellence, and organizational results.
The True American traces the making of these two men, Stroman (a murderer) and Bhuiyan (his intended victim), and of their fateful encounter. It follows them as they rebuild shattered lives—one striving on Death Row to become a better man, the other to heal and pull himself up from the lowest rung on the ladder of an unfamiliar country.
Giridharadas convincingly argues that the rage and violence embraced by Americans like Stroman often results from constricted heartland social environments, where hard drugs (and subsequent criminal records) are easier to come by than good blue-collar jobs and racial tribalism reigns. A powerful tale of forgiveness, redemption, empathy and compassion.
Against the backdrop of eroding trust in capitalism, pervasive technology, big data, and the desire to quantify all of our behaviours, The Business Romantic makes a compelling case that we must meld the pursuit of success and achievement with romance if we want to create an economy that serves our entire selves. The Business Romantic offers a radically different view of the good life and outlines how to better meet one’s own desires as well as those of customers, employees, and society. It encourages readers to expect more from companies, to give more of themselves, and to fall back in love with their work and their lives.
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