Books Offer Food for Thought on Management

Learning in Action: A Guide to Putting the Learning Organization to Work, by David A. Garvin. Explains how the organization can help you advance and perform better in the workplace. (Harvard Business School Press; 250 pages; $29.95)Workplace Warrior: Insights and Advice for Winning on the Corporate Battlefield, by Kay Hammer. The story of one woman's struggle to reinvent her career and advice on how you can change the direction of your job. (Amacom Books; 230 pages; $24.95)Emotional Value: Creating Strong Bonds with your Customers, by Janelle Barlow and Dianna Maul. Explains how you can improve business operations by making your company more customer-centric.

(Berrett-Koehler; 300 pages; $27.95)The Social Life of Information, by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid. Explores the question: Will information technology advances destroy the social structure we know? (Harvard Business School Press; 300 pages; $29.95)The Business of E-Commerce, by Paul May. Explains how business and technology decision-makers conduct business over the Web.

(Cambridge University Press; 260 pages; $34.95)Unleashing the Killer App:

Digital Strategies for Market Dominance, by Larry Downes and Chunka Mui.

Explores how to exploit the New Economy and technology to your company's benefit. (Harvard Business School Press; 240 pages; $16.95)Leading the Revolution, by Gary Hamel. Discusses how companies such as Amazon.com Inc., America Online Inc., The Home Depot Inc. and The Gap Inc. have revolutionized the business world. Provides insight into how your business can begin to compete in your market. (Harvard Business School Press; 352 pages; $29.95)Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management, by John O.

Whitney and Tina Packer. Explores how Shakespeare's works can teach you how to succeed in management and in your career. (Harvard Business School Press; 300 pages; $26)The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, by Clayton M. Christensen. Explains how the best business practices can lead to weaknesses in the New Economy. (Harvard Business School Press; 240 pages; $16)Living on the Fault Line: Managing for Shareholder Value in the Age of the Internet, by Geoffrey A. Moore. A detailed account of business life on the fault line - the delicate edge where the Internet and other technologies shape the market. (HarperBusiness; 280 pages; $27)The Capitalist Philosophers, by Andrea Gabor. Tells the story of capitalism though the eyes of great thinkers who defined business. (Times Business Press; 320 pages; $38.95)The Invisible Continent: Four Strategic Imperatives of the New Economy, by Kenichi Ohmae. Offers insight to businesses that want to succeed in the 21st century and provides information about the new global economy and its part in shaping business. (HarperBusiness; 230 pages; $27.50)Enterprise E-Commerce, by Peter Fingar, Harsha Kumar and Tarun Sharma. Takes a holistic view of business and technology. Aimed at helping senior executives and project development teams move boldly into their e-commerce initiatives.

(Meghan-Kiffer Press; 360 pages; $29.95)Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs, by Don Tapscott, David Ticoli and Alex Lowy. Explores the business web phenomenon and the forces behind it. Features real-life stories about companies such as eBay Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. (Harvard Business School Press; 250 pages; $27.50) (Tapscott is a Computerworld columnist.)Building Wealth: The New Rules for Individuals, Companies and Nations in a Knowledge-Based Economy, by Lester C. Thurow. Explores how technology is changing the economy and the way people accumulate wealth.

Discusses how you can succeed in the new global economy. (HarperBusiness; 288 pages; $14)

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