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Book Capsules, March 2020

Create the Future: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking
Jeremy Gutsche
Fast Company, 360 pp., $19.95

New technologies are all around us, and the demand for innovation is growing. But how exactly do you innovate? And how do you avoid pitfalls that lead to failure?

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Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter and a New York Times bestselling author, details how to think disruptively and guides readers through key steps to innovate and create change. He likewise includes strategies from leading innovators at such organizations as Starbucks, Disney, Google, and NASA.

The double-sided book is paired with The Innovation Handbook, which is a revised edition of Gutsche's book Exploiting Chaos. The second side builds on ideas presented in Exploiting Chaos with workshop questions, examples, and tactics.

The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work
Michelle P. King
Atria Books, 336 pp., $27

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King, a gender-equality expert, says it's time to stop trying to fix women; instead, it is time to fix the workplace.

Women have encountered numerous messages about how to adjust their behavior so that they succeed and receive the same opportunities as men. But in The Fix, King calls out that women are being held back in the workplace—what she defines as "gender denial"—and says that this is their greatest obstacle.

Based on research and interviews with leaders and various companies, King's book details the invisible barriers as well as hidden sexism in the workplace. And she gives takeaways to help women truly thrive.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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