By Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Press, $27.50
When top management writer encounters revolutionary business trend, you expect fireworks. Rosabeth Moss Kanter doesn’t disappoint. But don’t read Evolve! expecting hosannas to the e-revolution. Kanter looks at both sides of the Internet boom, upside and down, opportunities and limitations.
That’s not to say Kanter downplays the Net’s impact. In fact, she says that soon there may be only three types of businesses: pure online plays, wannadots trying to get online, and dot-com enablers selling tools and techniques to the rest. Similar lists — seven elements of e-community ideal, five networking lessons, and more — make this one highly evolved book.
BE YOUR OWN MENTOR: CAREER STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN
By Sheila Wellington and Catalyst Inc, with Betty Spence; Random House, $25.95
Most men have mentors, most women don’t, say these experts on women in business. They then show women how to find mentors or, if necessary, be their own.
POWER TALK: USING LANGUAGE TO BUILD AUTHORITY AND INFLUENCE
By Sarah Myers McGinty PhD, Warner Books, $24.95
Linguist Sarah Myers McGinty tells you how to talk the talk so you can walk the walk, whether you’re after a CEO’s title or a new client. —