New Books Network

Cary Cooper, “The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It” (Kogan Press, 2020)
What are best-practices for alleviating stress in the workplace? Today I talked to Cary Cooper about his new book The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It (Kogan Page, 2020). Cooper explains why managers should say “Sorry, I Wasn’t Feeling.” Cooper is... Read More
David A. Harris, “A City Divided: Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations” (Anthem Press, 2020)
How do we move police forces from a warrior culture to connecting better with communities they serve? Today I talked to David A. Harris about his new book A City Divided: Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations (Anthem Press, 2020). Harris is a professor at the University of... Read More
Siri Hustvedt, “Memories of the Future” (Simon and Schuster, 2019)
How Do We Write Our Personal History at the Same Time That It’s Written for Us? Today I talked to Siri Hustvedt about this question and others as we discuss her book Memories of the Future (Simon and Schuster, 2019). The Literary Review (UK) has called Hustvedt “a twenty-first-century Virginia... Read More
Caroline Stokes, “Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company” (Entrepreneur Press, 2019)
How does avoidance of conflict ultimately create more conflict in the workplace? Today I talked to Caroline Stokes, author of Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company (Entrepreneur Press, 2019) Stokes is the CEO of FORWARD, and the podcast host of The Emotionally Intelligent Recruiter. She... Read More
Charlene Li, “The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail” (IdeaPress, 2019)
What does it take for a company’s culture to enable ongoing growth? Today I talked to Charlene Li, author of The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail (IdeaPress, 2019). Li is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership, and is also... Read More
Emily Balcetis, “Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World” (Ballantine Books, 2020)
How can we improve our productivity by literally seeing the world differently than before? Today I talked to Emily Balcetis about her new book Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World (Ballantine Books, 2020) Balcetis is an associate professor psychology at New York University. She received her PhD... Read More
E. Lonergan and M. Blyth, “Angrynomics” (Agenda/Columbia UP, 2020)
How are we going to address inequality and put the economy on a sounder footing? Today I talked to Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth about their new book Angrynomics (Agenda Publishing/Columbia University Press, 2020). Lonergan is an economist and macro fund manager in London whose writings often appear in The Financial... Read More
David R. Grimes, “The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts Us All at Risk, and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World” (Simon and Schuster, 2019)
What are some of the prevalent ways in which we lie to ourselves and limit our flexibility? Today I discussed this and other questions with David R. Grimes, the author of The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts Us All at Risk, and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World... Read More
Susie Hodge, “The Short Story of Architecture” (Laurence King Publishing, 2019)
What makes a building’s design come alive as it helps shape our existence? Listen in as I discuss this and other questions with Susie Hodge, author of The Short Story of Architecture: A Pocket Guide to Key Styles, Buildings, Elements & Materials (Laurence King Publishing, 2019) Hodge is an art... Read More
B. J. Pine II and J. H. Gilmore, “The Experience Economy: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money” (HBR Press, 2020)
How is the retail sector going to be best able to survive the Amazon juggernaut? I address this question with B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore in a discussion of their book The Experience Economy: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money (Harvard Business Review Press, 2020). Pine... Read More