This is a list of some of my favorite management science readings. These books offer a decidedly contrary view on issues ranging from motivation, compensation, rewards and incentives. They (and my own experience) have caused me to really rethink how to motivate and reward people. We humans are complicated beings; and as a result, often what is intuitive is wrong. The counter-intuitive is more than often right.
The New Economics for Industry, Government and Education – W. Edwards Deming
Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink
I hope you enjoy these. If there are readings you think are worthwhile, please share!