More Books on Business

Developed by Karl Weber

Entrepreneurial Leader, by William H. Donaldson (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2018).

 

Bill Donaldson has had a remarkable career: co-founder of the innovative Wall Street Firm Donadlson Lufkin & Jenrette, founding dean of the Yale School of Management, CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, turnaround CEO at insurance giant Aetna, and chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission.  In this lively book co-authored with Weber, Donaldson recounts his adventures and shares the lessons he gleaned about what it takes to lead in the for-profit, nonprofit, and goverment sectors.

Hit Refresh, by Satya Nadella (Harper Business, 2018).

 

Karl Weber served as an editorial consultant on this thoughtful book by one of the world's most respected CEOs, Satya Nadella of Microsoft.  The author offers his perspective on the challenges of leading a huge, highly profitable company that needs a havy dose of fresh thinking to sustain its leadership in the decades ahead, as well as his ideas about how the emerging fields of artificial intelligence and quantum computing should be developed to maximize the benefits for all humankind.

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business, by Erin Meyer (PublicAffairs, 2014).

 

In this book edited by Weber, a popular trainer, consultant, and professor at INSEAD (Europe's leading business school) offers fascinating and vital insights into the complexities of managing, leading, and negotiating across social and cultural boundaries.

The Triple Bottom Line (Jossey-Bass, 2006), and Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line  (Jossey-Bass, 2013), both by Andrew W. Savitz with Karl Weber

 

Sustainability is a vital business buzzword for the twenty-first century.  In these two widely acclaimed books, Savitz, a leading business consultant, explains how companies can define their own sustainability "sweet spot" and manage their operations to benefit shareholders, customers, the environment, and society at large.

 

 

 

 

Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It, by Adrian Slywotzky with Karl Weber (Crown Business, October, 2011).

 

In an era of depressed demand, with shuttered factories and half-empty malls leading to widespread unemployment and slumping economies, a few great organizations--corporations, small businesses, and non-profits alike--have mastered the art of creating and satisfying new demand.  Demand tells the stories of these organizations, from Netflix and Zipcar to Teach for America and the Seattle Opera, and the dynamic people behind them, as well as revealing the secrets of demand creation that others can use to build great companies, serve human needs, and make the world a better place.

Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough, by Jonathan Tisch with Karl Weber (Wiley, 2007)

 

The second national bestseller authored by hotelier Jonathan Tisch with Karl Weber, Chocolates offers fresh solutions to the challenges faced by business leaders in a world where competition is ever-increasing and customers are continually growing more demanding. 

 

The Wawa Way, by Howard Stoeckel with Bob Andelman (Running Press, 2014). 

 

What's a Wawa?  If you lived in one of the growing number of states served by America's best-loved convenience stores, you wouldn't need to ask.  Other businesses have customers, but Wawa has fanatics--from the couples that choose to celebrate their weddings at their local Wawa to the group of fans who spent two years traveling to all 586 Wawa stores then in existence to raise funds for cancer research.  To celebrate Wawa's 50th anniversary, CEO Howard Stoeckel and business writer Bob Andelman collaborated on this combination history, leadership primer, and love note, edited by Karl Weber.

The Startup Checklist, by David S. Rose (Wiley, 2016).

 

Launching a successful company begins with a brilliant idea--but it takes so much more.  In this essential guide for anyone with a startup dream, renowned angel investor and serial entrepreneur David S. Rose walks you through the nitty-gritty of 25 crucial steps you must understand, from incorporating and "lawyering up" to nurturing and maximizing your investor pipeline.  The Startup Checklist is the second book Rose has written with the help of Karl Weber.

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