Celebrating World Book Day
April 23, 2021

We’re celebrating World Book Day with these book recommendations from our professors to help you stay curious and humble.  

Dr. Zhang Xiaomeng Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) says, “I would like to recommend ‘Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success’, a book written by my good friend Adam Grant. Unlike what has been claimed by most people that altruism is the contrary of self-interest, Adam takes a groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to our success.”

Dr. Teng Bingsheng, CKGSB Professor of Strategic Management, recommends Loonshots written by Safi Bahcall. He was impressed by the science of phase transitions in the book and how Safi uses what was originally physical science to initiate innovative ideas. “Creativity is often suppressed in teams. The science of phase transition inspires groups to create organizational slack to generate loonshots (radical innovation) while maintaining their corporate culture.”

Dr. Zhou Chunsheng, CKGSB Professor of Finance, has published a new book, “Unlimited Supply: The New Economy in the Digital Era”. “Why is China, a booming market noted for its #digitalization and technological development, facing a slowing GDP growth? Why is the new digital economy not contributing to more investment in fixed assets? I tried to answer these questions in my book.”

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