Staying in Business During Tough Times

Deborah Spector, Librarian, Business & Economics Department,
e-books and magazines to guide and inspire your vision in work

The Lean Start-Up author Eric Ries defines a start-up as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. In recent weeks this definition can be applied to businesses large and small which have been making changes to their products and services in response to current business and consumer needs regarding COVID-19. Recent news reports have shared information about apparel manufacturers now making masks and gowns, distilleries making hand sanitizer, automobile manufacturers and household appliance manufacturers making ventilators, and restaurants offering direct sales of paper products, pantry staples, and other foodstuffs as a result of their access to restaurant suppliers.

For stories, guidance, and inspiration about innovators and visionaries who have stepped up, taken action, pushed through despite setbacks, and made their visions a reality, check out these e-books and magazines available from our library.

Stories, Guidance, & Inspiration From Innovators and Visionaries

The Lean Startup
Ries, Eric

Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes
Hunter, G. Shawn

Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today's Visionaries Igniting Idealism Into Action
Iscol, Jill W.

That's Not How We Do it Here!
Kotter, John P.

Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under any Conditions
Kotter, John P.

The Art of Opportunity
Sniukas, Marc

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One
Blake, Jenny

Rebounders: How Winners Pivot From Setback to Success
Newman, Rick

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard
Heath, Chip

Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School
Branson, Richard

Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will be Made, not Managed
Ohanian, Alexis

The Small Big: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence
Martin, Steve J.

The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity From IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
Kelley, Tom

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There are no Easy Answers
Horowitz, Ben

Business Adventures
Brooks, John

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap--And Others Don't
Collins, James C.

The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do
Goins, Jeff


Entrepreneur Press

Fast Company
Fast Company

Wired Magazine