Books Reviewed by Sheryl Sandberg

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

- February 18, 2014

If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer … Come in … for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. You’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, ... Read More

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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

- September 13, 2011

Outlines a revisionist approach to management while arguing against common perceptions about the inevitability of startup failures, explaining the importance of providing genuinely needed products and services as well as organizing a business that can adapt to continuous customer feedback. Outli... Read More

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto)

- May 11, 2010

The most influential book of the past seventy-five years: a groundbreaking exploration of everything we know about what we don’t know, now with a new section called “On Robustness and Fragility.” A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; ... Read More

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)

- January 5, 2016

The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller--one of the most influential business books of all time--innovation expert Clay... Read More

Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated

- June 10, 2003

Expanded, updated, and more relevant than ever, this bestselling business classic by two internationally renowned management analysts describes a business system for the twenty-first century. Expanded, updated, and more relevant than ever, this bestselling business classic by two internationally ... Read More

A Wrinkle in Time

- September 4, 2019

A Wrinkle in Time' is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is now a major motion picture from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay. It was a dark and stormy night-Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by... Read More

Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

- October 2, 2007

An intriguing new study of the doomed queen examines the various stages in Marie Antoinette's life from the perspective of the fashions that she popularized, from her struggle to adapt to the rigid traditions of French royal glamour as a young girl to the often extreme costumes she developed to p... Read More

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Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

- April 2, 2010

An unsparing observation about the disparity between social expectation and the actual experiences of new fathers shares stories from the author's life after the births of his three children. An unsparing observation about the disparity between social expectation and the actual experiences of ne... Read More

Memos from the Chairman

- March 1, 1996

“Ace Greenberg did almost everything better than I do—bridge, magic tricks, dog training, and arbitrage—all the important things in life.” —WARREN BUFFETT Alan C. Greenberg, the former chairman of Bear, Stearns, and a celebrated philanthropist, was known throughout the financial world for his bit... Read More

Sam Walton: Made in America: My Story

- May 1, 1992

A biography of Samuel M. Walton, whose ingenuity and persistence contributed to his becoming one of the wealthiest men in America. A biography of Samuel M. Walton, whose ingenuity and persistence contributed to his becoming one of the wealthiest men in America. Read More

Free to Be...You and Me

- October 14, 2008

A number of stories, poems, and songs which demonstrate that people can choose to do or be whatever they desire. A number of stories, poems, and songs which demonstrate that people can choose to do or be whatever they desire. Read More

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Data-Driven Marketing: The 15 Metrics Everyone in Marketing Should Know

- February 8, 2010

NAMED BEST MARKETING BOOK OF 2011 BY THE AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION How organizations can deliver significant performance gains through strategic investment in marketing In the new era of tight marketing budgets, no organization can continue to spend on marketing without knowing what's workin... Read More

Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values

- October 1, 2006

Presents techniques for organizational success that involve embracing such qualities as integrity, authenticity, accountability, and honesty. Conscious business, explains Fred Kofman, means finding your passion and expressing your essential values through your work. A conscious business seeks to... Read More

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Part of Nature, Part of Us: Modern American Poets

- March 31, 1980

Appraises such creators and masters of the modern poetic idiom as T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, and Marianne Moore, assesses poets whose major works appeared after the mid century, and considers the new generation of poets Appraises such creators and masters of the modern poetic idiom as T. S. Eliot... Read More

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Creation : Life and How to Make It

Mankind now has within its grasp the power to synthesize true artificial life, playing out Dr Frankenstein's dream in both cyberspace and the real world. In this book, Steve Grand, a leading exponent of artificial life, provides the first authoritative and comprehensive tour of the frontiers of t... Read More

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Remains Of The Day

In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past . . . A haunting tale of lost causes and lost love, The Remains of the Day, winner of the Booker Prize, contains Ishiguro's n... Read More

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Lean Thinking: Cómo utilizar el pensamiento Lean para eliminar los despilfarros y crear valor en la empresa

- February 2, 2012

Dieciséis años después de su primera edición en 1996, el libro Lean Thinking sigue considerándose uno de los manuales de referencia del management y clave para entender el concepto del pensamiento Lean: el sistema más idóneo para crear valor y, al mismo tiempo, evitar los despilfarros en cualquie... Read More

Bossypants

- April 1, 2011

Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased throug... Read More

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A Short Guide to a Happy Life

- August 31, 2002

Novelist and columnist Anna Quindlen reflects on what it takes to get a life - to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. Novelist and columnist Anna Quindlen reflects on what it takes to get a life - to live deeply every day and from y... Read More

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