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In Praise of Janesville: The 2017 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year

By Sally Haldorson, published January 18, 2018, at 4:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Narrative & Biography, Publishing Industry, The Company

Eminently accessible, instantly absorbable, Janesville is a story of economics lived. Of the decisions a monolithic company makes that results in economic devastation for a middle-American town, and the families that live there. A microcosmic illustration of a national experience, Janesville is about idealism and stubbornness and desperation and bravery. And we all can learn a lot about ourselves and our capacity for resilience from the children whose stories are at the heart of Janesville.

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Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 12, 2018, at 1:59 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard's book is about much more than their time as social secretaries in the White House. It is about how we can all work better together.

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Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and Life

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 9, 2018, at 10:59 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

In this excerpt, Gay Gaddis—CEO and Founder of T3—explains how to make your own rules and take on the mantle of leadership.

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 5, 2018, at 11:43 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dan Pink's newest book digs into the science of the one thing we all wish we had more of—time—and explains why the question "when?" may be even more important than "what?"

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800-CEO-READ Business Bestsellers for December 2017

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 2, 2018, at 11:59 AM – Filed under: The Company

The bestselling business books at 800-CEO-READ for December 2017.

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Inside the Longlist: The Best Big Ideas & New Perspectives Books of 2017

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 28, 2017, at 12:30 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Publishing Industry, The Company

Wrapping up our look inside the books on our 2017 awards longlist, we take a peek at the books in the Big Ideas & New Perspectives category.

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The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 27, 2017, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

The four partners at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership propose a different approach to maneuvering through office politics.

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You Had a Job for Life: Story of a Company Town

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 22, 2017, at 8:37 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography

Jamie Sayen tells the story of Groveton, New Hampshire, and the mill that was once the life of the community, in the residents' own words.

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Inside the Longlist: The Best Narrative & Biography Books of 2017

By Rebecca Schwartz, published December 20, 2017, at 9:02 AM – Filed under: Narrative & Biography

Our CEO and President, Rebecca Schwartz, takes us inside the best Narrative & Biography Books published in 2017.

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Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 15, 2017, at 1:44 PM – Filed under:

Gloria Origgi has written a book on reputation that mixes the latest social science with the most timeless lessons of philosophy and literature to explore how our inner lives interact with and affect our social lives.