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New leadership and management thinking from MIT experts


Organizational leadership doesn’t take a summer vacation. But you should.

Bring a book with you, though. Here are 10 from MIT experts on worker productivity, human and machine capabilities, and more.

Leadership and management insights

  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup, Expanded & Updated

    The managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship delves into the importance of knowing your customer, scaling your business, and more. (Bill Aulet)

  • Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines

    A computer scientist examines the “power shadows” lurking in the datasets used to train artificial intelligence. (Joy Buolamwini)

  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Startup Tactics

    The executive director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship offers strategies for startup founders, including how to transition from design to development. (Paul Cheek)

  • Wiring the Winning Organization: Liberating Our Collective Greatness Through Slowification, Simplification, and Amplification

    Organizations succeed when they design their processes, routines, and procedures to encourage employees to problem-solve and contribute to a common purpose. (Gene Kim and Steven J. Spear)

  • From Intention to Impact: A Practical Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    This book offers a framework for organizations that want to contribute to racial justice, engage in social inclusion, and create equal access to opportunity. (Malia C. Lazu)

  • The Geek Way: The Radical Mindset That Drives Extraordinary Results

    The geek way of management delivers excellent performance while offering employees a work environment that features high levels of autonomy and empowerment. (Andrew McAfee)

  • Red Helicopter: Lead Change With Kindness (Plus a Little Math)

    A former high school teacher turned investor weaves together topics like behavioral science, economics, and corporate law, with the values of humanity. (James Rhee)

  • The Heart and the Chip: Our Bright Future With Robots

    This book examines how humans (“hearts”) and robots (“chips”) can work together for powerful new applications and capabilities. (Daniela Rus and Gregory Mone)

  • The Case for Good Jobs: How Great Companies Bring Dignity, Pay, and Meaning to Everyone’s Work

    A good jobs system prioritizes customers and is designed to maximize employees’ productivity, motivation, and contributions. (Zeynep Ton)

  • Data Is Everybody’s Business: The Fundamentals of Data Monetization

    A new book from MIT CISR researchers explains how to decontextualize data and prepare data assets that can be reused for many purposes. (Barbara H. Wixom, Cynthia M. Beath, and Leslie Owens)

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