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Enchantedhour

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

By Emily Porter, published April 24, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Our newest employee, Emily Porter, reviews Meghan Cox Gurdon's new book about "The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction."

Givingdoneright

Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 23, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy

Phil Buchanan, the president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, "arms donors with what it takes to do more good more quickly and to avoid predictable errors that lead too many astray."

Falter

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 19, 2019, at 4:12 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Bill McKibben lays out the array of challenges facing us as we struggle to ensure a human future, and two very different technologies at our disposal.

Timcook

Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 16, 2019, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Narrative & Biography

Leander Kahney's new book "tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace someone irreplaceable, and—through strong, humane leadership, supply chain savvy, and a commitment to his values—succeeded more than anyone had thought possible."

Keepgoing

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 12, 2019, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Austin Kleon's new book is a great reminder of what is most important not only in our creative lives, but in our life in general.

Burn

Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 11, 2019, at 9:45 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity

In this excerpt, Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper explain the benefits of biochar in Animal Nutraceuticals, and in building soil that increases yields without the deployment of chemical fertilizer.

Nineliesaboutwork

Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 5, 2019, at 4:50 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall expose nine lies about work that obfuscate the reality of what's going on there, and provide a new way of seeing our businesses and each other.

Biased

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 2, 2019, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jennifer L. Eberhardt reminds us that "racial bias is a human problem—one all people can play a role in solving," even and especially those who design business and social media platforms.

Womenwithmoney

800-CEO-READ Business Bestsellers for March 2019

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 1, 2019, at 11:46 AM – Filed under: The Company

The bestselling business books at 800-CEO-READ for March 2019 features Jean Chatzky's WOMEN WITH MONEY in the top slot.

Bignine

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 29, 2019, at 4:38 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Amy Webb's book is a look at where AI comes from and where it is going, laying out three scenarios—from "optimistic to pragmatic to catastrophic"—of where it could lead us in the next 50 years.

Invisiblewomen

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 26, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research.