Every month, new books are released, and we’d like to share the ones with you we think should not be missed. This time, we’re focussing on Biography and History. Please let us know what you think, and happy reading!
Best Upcoming Biography and History Books of September 2017
Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
” – Satya Nadella from Hit Refresh “Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions. ” – Bill Gates from the Foreword of Hit Refresh Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. “Ideas excite me,” Nadella explains.
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone is wrong. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions.
Inside Studio 54
Following Fleischman as he built connections as a hotel, restaurant, and club owner that lead him to Studio 54. Inside Studio 54 takes the reader from Brazil to the heights of debauchery in the Virgin Islands and finally to New York City. A star-studded thrill ride through decadent and drug-fueled parties at the legendary Studio 54.
Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography
Twenty years after his iconic memoir Losing My Virginity, the world’s ultimate entrepreneur is back with the rest of the story. ” Now, fifty years after starting his first business, Branson shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and what he really thinks about his unique life and career. He even brought Virgin into space with Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline.
The Business of Persuasion: Harold Burson on Public Relations
Much as Ogilvy wrote the bible on advertising, Burson has written the must-read book for the public relations industry. By way of personal and professional examples, Burson shows readers what public relations really entails―its challenges, methodologies, and impacts. Public relations is practiced not only by every institution, but also by every individual.
Ralph Lauren: Revised and Expanded Anniversary Edition
Lauren’s aesthetic influence and unique design sensibility are captured here by fashion’s finest photographers, including Bruce Weber, Deborah Turbeville, and Patrick Demarchelier. Ralph Lauren isn’t easy to define. Sample images from Ralph Lauren: Click on the thumbnails for larger images.
Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time
In Give Work, Leila Janahoffers a much-neededsolution to solving poverty: incentivize everyone from entrepreneurs to big companies to give dignified, steady, fair-wage work to low-income people. Give work, and you give the poorest people on the planet a chance at happiness. Give work, and you create infinite possibilities.
Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two
Founder of The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and a key catalyst of the American craft beer revolution, Jim Koch offers his unique perspective when it comes to business, beer, and turning your passion into a successful company or career. In 1984, it looked like an unwinnable David and Goliath struggle: one guy against the mammoth American beer industry. Now one of America’s leading craft breweries, Samuel Adams has redefined the way Americans think about beer and helped spur a craft beer revolution.
Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles.
Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong
Hadeed unintentionally launched Student Maid while attending college ten years ago. Along the way, Kristen got it wrong almost as often as she got it right. .