What to Read in 2015: The Best Business Books to Help Advance Your Career (Part 2)

Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by David C. Wyld, Southeastern Louisiana University.

Last week, we published Part 1 of this series, starting the compilation of the best business books to read this year. This list was developed by scouring the end-of-year best book lists from a number of sources, including Amazon, Business Insider, The Globe and Mail, Inc. Magazine and more. You can read more about how these books made the cut in Part 1. Below, I share Part 2, covering titles from authors with last names M-Z.

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Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
Author: Beth Macy

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The Moment of Clarity: Using the Human Sciences to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems
Authors: Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen

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The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company
Author: Michael S. Malone

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The Power of Global Teams: Driving Growth and Innovation in a Fast Changing World
Author: Elisabeth Marx

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Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less
Author: Joseph McCormack

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The Little Book of Big Management Theories: ... and how to use them
Author: James McGrath and Bob Bates

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Author: Greg McKeown

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The Innovation Book: How to Manage Ideas and Execution for Outstanding Results
Author: Max Mckeown

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Communicate to Inspire: A Guide for Leaders
Author: Kevin Murray

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Talk Lean: Shorter Meetings. Quicker Results. Better Relations
Author: Alan Palmer

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Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread—The Lessons from a New Science
Author: Alex Pentland

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Authors: Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer

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Gear Up: Test Your Business Model Potential and Plan Your Path to Success
Authors: Lena Ramfelt, Jonas Kjellberg, and Tom Kosnik

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Leadership PQ: How Political Intelligence Sets Successful Leaders Apart
Author: Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark

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Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations
Author: Dan Roam

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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness
Author: Russ Roberts

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How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits
Author: Judy Robinett

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MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
Author: Anthony Robbins

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Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits
Author: Kevin Roose

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Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions
Author: Phil Rosenzweig

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Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags
Author: Linda Rottenberg

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Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)
Author: Christian Rudder

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How Google Works
Authors: Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

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Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
Author: Brigid Schulte

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Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs
Author: Joshua Wolf Shenk

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Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business
Author: Gene Simmons

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
Author: Simon Sinek

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Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success
Author: Shane Snow

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How to Think Strategically: Your Roadmap to Innovation and Results
Authors: Davide Sola and Jerome Couturier

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The Ambitious Woman: What It Takes and Why You Want to Be One
Author: Esther Spina

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Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well
Authors: Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

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Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
Author: Jeff Sutherland

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Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less
Authors: Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao

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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Author: Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

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The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World
Author: Andrew S. Winston

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The Shifts and the Shocks: What we've learned - and have still to learn - from the financial crisis
Author: Martin Wolf

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