Business and economics book deals: April 2023 edition

A roundup of some of our recent business and economics book deals, slated for publication in 2024 and beyond

Catherine Woods, editor
Editor Catherine Woods.

Let’s face it: The publishing world can be slow-moving. From peer review through editing and design, it takes time—sometimes a lot of it—to produce a polished book. But we’re too excited to keep every signing under wraps. 

We’re pleased to share details about a few of our latest acquisitions from Catherine Woods, our recently appointed executive editor of economics, finance, and business. Some of Woods’ latest deals include the latest from Cass Sunstein on the social cost of climate change.

In case you missed it, you can browse other new signings and forthcoming books in our January 2023 edition. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about these and other new releases as soon as they’re available.

The Ethics of Climate Change by Harvard legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein

In this new book, Sunstein explores the importance of the social cost of carbon and questions the obligations rich nations have to poor nations, as well as the rights of future generations. Sunstein is represented by Sarah Chalfant, Wylie Agency (World English rights, Spring 2025).

Structural Intelligence by University of Pennsylvania Professor and Founding Director of the Network Dynamics Group Damon Centola 

Structural Intelligence delivers insights drawn from over a decade of original research on voting, finance, medicine and even conspiracy theories to reveal how and when our intelligence is maximized by the shape of the networks around us, erasing our mistakes and overpowering groupthink. Centola is represented by Margo Beth Fleming, Brockman (US/Canada English rights, Spring 2026).

Reinventing the Organization: The Journey to Becoming a Skills-Based Enterprise by global thought leader and author Ravin Jesuthasan, and Chief People Officer of Standard Chartered Tanuj Kapilashrami

Jesuthasan and Kapilashrami explore the game-changing potential of the evolution to the skills-based organization for a more inclusive, equitable, and higher performing enterprise and discuss why societal conditions are ripe for this transition. (World rights, Fall 2024.)

Thrive: Maximizing Emotional, Physical, and Material Well-Being in the Age of AI by NYU Stern School of Business Professor Anindya Ghose, and University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Chair Ravi Bapna

In Thrive, Ghose and Bapna make the case that the modern AI-powered ecosystem of digital platforms, apps, and quantified-self-devices fundamentally improves the emotional, physical, and material well-being of everyday people across the globe in many dimensions of their everyday life. (World English rights, Fall 2024.)

The AI Conundrum: Why Artificial Intelligence’s Strengths are also AI’s Weaknesses by MMA Global industry data science and AI expert Rex Briggs, and Caleb Briggs

The AI Conundrum explores how biases and imprecision can lead to disastrous results for business and government entities that rely on the power of AI. (World rights, Spring 2024.) 

Corporate Innovation by MIT Sloan School of Management Dean and Professor Fiona Murray, and MIT Sloan School of Management senior lecturer Philip Budden

This book is a guide for executive teams to harness innovation for their organizations—through both strategic engagement with external innovation ecosystems and optimizing internal systems—with leaders playing an essential role in connecting them for competitive advantage. (World rights, Fall 2024.)

You’ll Pay for That: Payment Systems, Privacy, and Political Dissent by MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Catherine Tucker, and surveillance activist and National Chair of Restore the Fourth Alex Marthews

In You’ll Pay for That, Tucker and Marthews argue that it’s not possible to function in society without making or receiving payments. Many countries are moving toward making it harder to pay for goods and services in any way that doesn’t disclose who is paying for it—marking a systemic change with important implications for the relative power of governments versus their citizens. (World rights, Spring 2025.)

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