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Kraft Heinz shares fall as appetites wane
The food giant's stock hits a record low after it writes down the value of key brands.


US and China extend trade talks
US President Donald Trump says a deal is "more likely" than not.


BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture
The German carmakers combine to develop next-generation pay-per-use and autonomous services.


Nike app for self-tying shoe comes undone
The Google Android app that controls the new Adapt BB fails to sync with wearers' feet.


Ministers spend £100m on Brexit consultant contracts
The government has agreed £104m of Brexit consultancy and other contracts since the referendum.



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Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal
by Robbie Bach

Using the 3P Framework of Purpose, Principles, and Priorities developed by the Xbox team, Microsoft's former Chief Xbox Officer, Robbie Bach, takes business, non-profit, and community-engaged readers on the Xbox journey - a triumphant saga from garage-shop beginnings to business success.



The Business of Family: How to Stay Rich for Generations The Business of Family: How to Stay Rich for Generations
by Linda Davis Taylor

The Business of Family is not a business book about how to make money. The Business of Family is about the most important business of all—your family.



The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide to Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide to Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse
by Dan Ward

An engaging and accessible field guide that equips readers with practical tools to produce elegant, effective designs. It takes a deep but lighthearted look at the way complexity enhances or diminishes the things we make and use and shows readers why simplicity is the key to innovation and good design—whether you're creating new products, services, or consumer experiences.



Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System
by Philip Kotler

Amidst its dire assessment of what's ailing us, Confronting Capitalism delivers a heartening message: We can turn things around. Combining economic history, expert insight, business lessons, and recent data, this landmark book elucidates today's critical dilemmas and suggests solutions for returning to a healthier, more sustainable Capitalism—that works for all.



Dave Yarin Dave Yarin
by Dave Yarin

By drawing on both prominent and lesser-known news stories throughout history, Dave Yarin explores the aspects of human nature that prevents us from acting on warnings from credible sources, armed with credible data, in both the business setting and in our personal lives.



Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life
by Dr. Nancy O'Reilly

This book delivers: Hard-won insights and advice from 20 smart, amazing women leaders. No-nonsense discussion about the issues affecting the evolution of women into leaders. Useful tools to help you claim a larger role and overcome internal barriers. Inspiration from women who reach out effectively to improve the world.



Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business and Life Lessons from Frank Perdue Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business and Life Lessons from Frank Perdue
by Mitzi Perdue

This is the story of how Frank Perdue built his chicken and grain company from a father and son operation to an international company that today employs 19,000 people and sells to more than 100 countries. The general public, and in particular, the millions who knew him in their living rooms through the folksy ads that made him the number one marketer in the country, will enjoy knowing what this entertaining and brilliant man was really like.



The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
by Jeremy Rifkin

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.



Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works
by Jeanne Liedtka, Randy Salzman, and Daisy Azer

Design-oriented firms such as Apple and IDEO have demonstrated how design thinking can directly affect business results. Solving Problems with Design Thinking details ten real-world examples of managers who successfully applied design methods at top companies; entrepreneurial start-ups; and government and social sector organizations.



Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity
by August Turak

In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and consultant, for the last sixteen years August Turak worked alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, watching firsthand as they undertook new enterprises and sustained an incredibly successful business practice.



Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business
by Pamela Ryckman

More women are running major companies than ever before. During the past few years, women's groups have been coalescing in every major American city. Formidable ladies across professions are convening at unprecedented rates, forming salons, dinner groups, and networking circles, and collaborating to achieve clout and success. A new girls' network is alive and set to hyperdrive. "Stiletto Network" is about those groups.



Data Points: Visualization That Means Something Data Points: Visualization That Means Something
by Nathan Yau

Whether it's statistical charts, geographic maps, or the snappy graphical statistics you see on your favorite news sites, the art of data graphics or visualization is fast becoming a movement of its own. Author Nathan Yau presents an intriguing complement to his bestseller Visualize This, this time focusing on the graphics side of data analysis.