Russia's economic problems make it more dependent on China
The ex-Microsoft CEO starts anew as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA's most expensive team
What happens in the next seven days will tell us a lot about the potential risk to workers who treated Thomas Eric Duncan
Paul Budnitz is the founder of Ello, the new anti-ad, pro-porn social network for all your most pretentious friends
Defined-contribution plans aren't living up to their promise
A new book surveys the best places to hide out from the digital world
TV programmers rush to the Internet as more and more Americans are starting to watch some, if not all, of their TV shows online
Analysts worry that colleges take liberties with classes that count toward a "liberal arts education"
Small businesses are changing hands at the fastest pace since the recession
By Jeanne Liedtka, Robert Rosen, and Robert Wiltbank
Crown Business; 272 pages; $27.50
This book was written not for those in the C-suite, but for middle managers who have to carry out the often-thankless work of running a business. Acknowledging the tension between innovation (important but uncertain) and stability (important but ultimately stifling), the authors persuasively describe the need for businesses to nurture internal catalysts—folks who can overcome internal gridlock to promote sustainable growth. With smart tips, solid advice, and useful examples, this book feels particularly timely, given the sorry state of the economy.
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