Review: Defying the Odds – The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs

Book offers insights into India’s tough paths to upward mobility

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Michigan’s Alison Davis-Blake on the Ross school and women on boards
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Should a company’s employees have a say in who manages them?
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From hacking to fracking: 2014’s must-read titles

Controversy and battles of ideas set the tenor for the longlist

Review: Mental Illness at Work

A well-intentioned and practical guide to a stigmatised issue

A fly on the wall at a fund on the move

‘Money and Tough Love’ by Liaquat Ahamed paints an enjoyable portrait of the IMF

Sega vs Nintendo: Console Wars book review

A 1990s battle that could offer lessons for today’s smartphone makers

Review: Sons of Wichita by Daniel Schulman

This surprisingly successful biography tells the story of the rich and secretive Koch brothers

Review: The Alliance

A Silicon Valley view of the future of employment

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Review: Executive Presence

Sylvia Ann Hewlett’s guide is more image than substance

Review: Myth-Busting China’s Numbers

An informative primer on murky Chinese data that will light the path of the unwary

Review: Roadside MBA

A primer on what keeps small-business managers awake at night