Last week I returned to the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where I did a presentation in 2011. This was for the terrific Getting it Done Expert Speakers Series, run by adjunct professor and entrepreneur in residence Brendan Calder. The venue was the school’s spectacular new building, connected by a dramatic staircase to the original (where I spoke last time), which is also a memorable structure. The work of Peter Drucker remains important to the school, especially in Brendan’s course GettingItDone®.
The audience was highly engaged, and asked penetrating questions. There were several people from the library/information world, including those from the iSchool across the street (which provided the backdrop to my talk, with the large floor-to-ceiling windows behind me).
As we start 2014, take a few moments to consider some of the best business/management/leadership books of 2013. These ten lists will guide you to many of the top titles of the year, including ones that placed on a variety of lists, such as Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead; Brad Stone’s The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon; Daniel Pink’s To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others; Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism ; and two books from Wharton professors, Adam Grant’s Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success; and Jonah Berger’s Contagious: Why Things Catch On.