I finished "The General Managers
" by John Kotter. I was really happy that I bought it for $0.01 plus $3.50 shipping. This is old research but it's a classic and the first study of its kind.
I'm also about half way through "Russia After the Global Economic Crisis
" by Asland, Guriev, and Kuchins. I know Kuchins
and have found the book excellent. Among other significant historical and prescient insights; the editors provide alternative explanations to Putin's federalist reconstruction that I completely missed. One of my business partners in Russia is also personal friends with Guriev (who is one of Russian President Medvedev's Golden 100
) so we have lots of interesting discussions over garlic vodka and frozen Siberian fish.