The One Best Way : Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency (Sloan Technology Series)
Robert Kanigel

"A National Book Critics Circle Award nominee for his biography of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, Robert Kanigel ought to win a prize for this brilliant book about scientific management pioneer Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915). The author again demonstrates his ability to make technical material not just comprehensible but fascinating: he brings to life the chaotic factories of late 19th-century America, explaining with riveting specificity how Taylor's system transformed the way we work--in the office as well as on the assembly line. A superb blend of biography and history." --Biographies Editors
How to Succeed in School Without Really Learning : The Credentials Race in American Education
David F. Labaree

Getting ahead and getting an education are inseparable in the minds of most Americans. However, educator David Labaree argues that the connection between schooling and social mobility may be doing more harm than good, for the pursuit of educational credentials has come to take precedence over the acquisition of knowledge.
The Death of Competition
Moore, James F.

Moore offers a sweeping new understanding of how businesses interact, cooperate, and compete; his ecosystem analogy more closely reflects the actual experiences of today's companies. He names four distinct stages in the growth of a business ecosystem,"The Terrain of Opportunities," "The Revolution Spreads," "The Red Queen Effect," and "Renewal or Death," and shows how businesses can meet the changing demands and goals of each. He not only offers a powerful metaphor for understanding the new business environment, he also shows how to apply this understanding to flourish and succeed in a climate of organized chaos.