Business Smarts

Looking to be a leader in your workplace or in your profession? Here are some resources that can help you in that quest.

Value Proposition Design

By Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda and Alan Smithvalueproposition

Value Proposition Design provides ideas on how to tackle a core challenge of every business—creating compelling products and services customers actually want to buy. Read about the comprehensive process of designing and testing value propositions, and taking the guesswork out of creating products and services that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires.


HBR Guides

Smart Business Tools

Harvard Business Review guides are for busy managers looking for smart answers to common challenges. Each guide contains useful tips and practical advice from leading experts, as well as tools and templates for download.

A variety of topics are included, such as:

  • Assessing performance
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Time management

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

By Chris Andersonbtpy-square-orig

Written by the curator of TED, this is an insider’s guide to creating talks that are inspiring and unforgettable. This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips readers with the tools necessary to bring their messages home to audiences in a powerful and electrifying way.