The Membership Economy

Robbie Kellman BaxterBusiness strategy consultant Robbie Kellman Baxter‘s The Membership Economy: Moving Your Business Model From Ownership to Access, based on more than a decade advising major corporations including eBay/PayPal, Netflix, Oracle and many others on their subscription-based business models, offering specific frameworks and tactics to help reinvent any kind of business into one where customers are evangelists, revenues are predictable and smooth, and sales, retention and acquisition run on a virtuous cycle, in a nice deal to Donya Dickerson and Mary Glenn at McGraw-Hill.

Jony Ive

Jony Ive coverJony Ive’s product designs for Apple have not only made it one of the most valuable companies in the world, they’ve overturned entire industries, from music and mobile phones to PCs and tablets. But for someone who has changed the world as much as he has, little is widely known about Apple’s design chief, who shuns the spotlight and lets his work speak for itself. Now in¬†Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, CultofMac.com editor and New York Times bestselling author of Inside Steve’s Brain Leander Kahney takes a rigorous look at a remarkably creative career and offers a unique perspective on how Ive designs killer products that attract fanatically loyal customers. (Portfolio/Penguin)

1973

Marc LevinsonEconomic historian and author of The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America¬†and The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Marc Levinson‘s untitled look at the political and economic world in 1973, examining the many global trend lines that shifted in the early 1970s and how those shifts reverberate well into the present day, at auction in a good deal, to Alex Littlefield at Basic Books.