Blyth Meier joined us to lead our marketing department in 2015 after doing that work for the Milwaukee Film Festival for the previous five years. While she made good use her filmmaking degree at that job, here she returns to her first love—books. As an undergraduate English major at the University of North Dakota, Blyth’s favorite time of year was the annual Writers Conference, which brought many of her soon-to-be favorite authors to the remote Northern Prairie: Peter Matthiessen, August Wilson, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Natasha Trethewey, and Terry Tempest Williams. Blyth lives in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, where she gardens, cooks, takes photographs, makes films, and participates in a yearly 24-hour bike race. At 800-CEO-READ, she runs our social media accounts, writes for In the Books, and is the keeper of all our marketing spreadsheets.

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How Cycling Can Save the World

By Blyth Meier, published June 7, 2017, at 2:53 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

A manifesto for everyday cycling from The Guardian's Peter Walker is an urgent call for today's world.


Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

By Blyth Meier, published March 8, 2017, at 11:05 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Marketing & Sales

Adam Alter shines a light on behavioral addiction, and re-orients our relationship with the technologies we live with every day.


Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

By Blyth Meier, published February 15, 2017, at 2:29 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Tiffany Dufu helps us clarify what matters most—and what doesn't—so we can leverage our highest and best use at home and work.

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Inside the Longlist: Marketing & Sales

By Blyth Meier, published November 16, 2016, at 2:15 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales, The Company

The five finalists in the Marketing & Sales category highlight a clear trend emphasizing the role of emotion in the decision-making process.


Last call! Submissions for the 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards close September 29

By Blyth Meier, published September 19, 2016, at 10:08 AM – Filed under: The Company

Publishers and authors have ten days left to enter their book for our annual Business Book Awards.


The 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Longlist

By Blyth Meier, published August 9, 2016, at 12:30 PM – Filed under:

Financial Times and McKinsey's 2016 Business Book of the Year longlist shines a light on globalization.


What our staff is reading this summer

By Blyth Meier, published August 8, 2016, at 9:11 AM – Filed under: The Company

Summer means lazy vacations and digging in to a good book. Here's what's in our summer reading piles (a.k.a. beach bags).


May 2016 Business Book Bestsellers

By Blyth Meier, published June 2, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Publishing Industry, The Company

Our business book bestsellers for the month of May, 2016


April 2016 Business Book Bestsellers

By Blyth Meier, published May 2, 2016, at 12:53 PM – Filed under: The Company

Our business book bestsellers for the month of April, 2016

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You Got This!: Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World

By Blyth Meier, published April 28, 2016, at 10:30 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Narrative & Biography

Maya S. Penn's must-read young adult business book is the perfect way to celebrate today's Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.


The Social Business Imperative: Adapting Your Business Model to the Always-Connected Customer

By Blyth Meier, published April 26, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under:

Clara Shih explores the seismic changes happening in how we buy, consume, and think about goods and services today—and what companies need to do to keep up.


Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two

By Blyth Meier, published April 12, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Narrative & Biography

Founder of The Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, offers his unique perspective when it comes to business, beer, and turning your passion into a successful company or career.