Michael Jantz oversees “special projects,” a task that corrals any number of imaginable alterations and re-imaginings of the umpteen books 800-CEO-READ so gracefully sells day after day. But never content with the appellations of the common workplace, Michael also now enjoys exploring other avenues of 800-CEO-READ’s enterprise, including reading, writing, design, and lively conversations with those writers whose books the company sells. It is a happy time for Michael, whose love of books and good company has found 800-CEO-READ's office and philosophy to be like nutrient-rich compost to his hungry, burrowing roots.

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Inside the Longlist: Innovation & Creativity

By Michael, published November 23, 2016, at 10:15 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Publishing Industry, The Company

The five finalists in the Innovation & Creativity category span styles and subject matter, but all do one thing well: make learning interesting.


The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America

By Michael, published February 16, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

In her new book, Ann Neumann looks squarely at the issues surrounding death and dying in America.

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Inside the Longlist: Innovation & Creativity

By Michael, published December 1, 2015, at 9:46 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Our Special Projects Manager, Michael Jantz, looks inside the Innovation & Creativity category of this year's 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards.

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The Go-Giver: A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea

By Michael, published October 21, 2015, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Bob Burg and John David Mann played an interesting role in bringing our Special Projects Manager Michael Jantz to our company. Michael explains.


Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

By Michael, published September 23, 2015, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Philip Tetlock pulls back the curtain on his Good Judgment Project, teaching us all to be "superforecasters."


Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

By Michael, published September 9, 2015, at 10:45 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Linda Tirado's first-hand experience as a serial minimum-wager stands in contrast to the elusive American Dream.


The Superhuman Mind: Free the Genius in Your Brain

By Michael, published August 18, 2015, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Berit Brogaard and Kristian Marlow provide tricks and tools to tap the higher mental abilities we usually associate with savants.

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How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy

By Michael, published July 28, 2015, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

Stephen Witt's tale of the music business is one of technological disruption, piracy, and an old industry coming into the modern age.

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Muse: A Novel: A Review

By Michael, published July 14, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Jonathan Galassi, the President of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, gives us a beautiful tale of publishing and poetry, and the important difference between the two.


The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance

By Michael, published June 25, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst shares a manifesto for reorganizing your company.

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The Fly Trap

By Michael, published June 9, 2015, at 2:00 PM – Filed under:

Swedish entomologist Fredrik Sjöberg shares ruminations born from a life spent collecting, cataloging, and studying one very specific creature.


Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It

By Michael, published April 30, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dorie Clark returns with new wisdom on building your reputation as a thought leader. Find your idea—find your audience.