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Reading List: Anne Nemer Recommends

By QS Contributor

Updated July 5, 2019 Updated July 5, 2019

Find out what books Anne Nemer, assistant dean for EMBA programs, University of Pittsburg US recommends to every MBA applicant. 

Great by Choice by Jim Collins

“In his follow up book to his earlier classic, Good to Great, Collins focuses on why some companies thrive during tumultuous times. You’ve got these seemingly different companies from different industries that can withstand all the tremors in the market—so what do they have in common? Since the world economy isn’t getting any simpler, insight like this is invaluable.”

Drive by Daniel H. Pink

“The book dispels the myth that money is always the best way to motivate people. Instead, it asserts that the secret to motivation lies in empowering people to have ownership over their lives. This is a timely subject because we are not in a climate where many companies can give raises and bonuses out like they used to.”

Instant Creativity: Simple Techniques to Ignite Innovation and Problem Solving by Brian Clegg and Paul Birch

With numerous quick and easy exercises, Instant Creativity helps readers discover fresh ideas and solutions to problems and encourages individuals and groups to use their creativity.

Deep Dive:  The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action by Rick Horwath

Through his research with senior executives from more than 150 companies Horwath dissects the three most important elements of strategic thinking (acumen, allocation and action) and breaks them down into simple and attainable skills, and then shows readers how to apply them on a daily basis.

This article was originally published in November 2012 . It was last updated in July 2019

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