2,600 Business & Management Book Summaries Available



Summaries of major business and management books now available through the PM World Library

13 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Access to over 2,600 summaries of major business and management books are now available through the PM World Library. The new access to EBSCO’s Business Book Summaries database was announced on 1 May 2015 in conjunction with the launch of a new Scholar membership level premium access to EBSCO’s massive Business Source Corporate Plus database of thousands of business books, magazines, journals and other publications. To see the list of book summaries now available, click here.

150513-pmwj35-2600-IMAGEIncluded are summaries of books by some of the world’s best known business authors, including:

  • Dale CarnegieHow to Win Friends & Influence People, The 5 Essential People
  • Stephen R. Covey Principle-Centered Leaders, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, The 3rd Alternative, The 8th Habit, Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times, First Things First
  • Edward De BonoSix Thinking Hats
  • Paul C. DinsmoreEnterprise Project Governance
  • Peter F. Drucker Managing for Results, Managing for the Future, Managing in a Time of Great Change, Managing in the Next Society, The Effective Executive, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Malcom GladwellBlink, Outliers, The Tipping Point
  • Seth GodinSurvival is Not Enough, All Marketers are Liars, Purple Cow
  • Sally Helgesen The Female Advantage, The Female Vision, The Way of Inclusion
  • Walter IsaacsonSteve Jobs
  • Rosabeth Moss KanterConfidence
  • Sarah KaplanCreative Destruction
  • Tom Kendrick Results Without Authority, Identifying and Managing Project Risk, The Project Management Toolkit
  • John P. Kotter Leading Change, Accelerate, A Sense of Urgency, The Heart of Change
  • Maribeth KuzneskiThe Connectors, …And the Clients Went Wild!
  • John C. Maxwell The 360 Degree Leader, Leadership Gold, How Successful People Think, Falling Forward, Talent is Never Enough, Winning With People, + 14 others
  • Henry Mintzberg Managers Not MBAs, Managing, Simply Managing, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning
  • Mark A MurphyLeading on the Edge of Chaos
  • John NaisbittMegatrends Asia
  • Tom PetersLiberation Management, The Tom Peters Seminar
  • Michael E. PorterCompetitive Strategy
  • Brian Tracy Crunch Point, Creativity and Problem Solving, Eat That Frog, Earn What You Are Really Worth, How the Best Leaders Lead, Full Engagement, + 18 others
  • and many more.

Access to the Business Book Summaries is available with the new PMWL Scholar memberships, and to those signing up for the 10-day Free Trial memberships. (If you’ve already gone through a free trial membership previously, please send an email to [email protected] so you can be set you up for another free trial.)

According to David Pells, managing director of the PM World Library, “These book summaries are amazing! Very thorough and professionally prepared! Readers can gain an understanding of the main points of a major book in less than an hour, versus the days needed to study a book from cover to cover.”

“While we still recommend that readers purchase important management books,” Pells adds, “who can afford the time or money to buy hundreds or even dozens of these books? And many of these are major books that we should all read sometime in our careers. We think this new resource is a big addition to the library.”

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