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Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.

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Inside the Longlist: The Best Marketing & Sales Books of 2017

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 22, 2017, at 11:15 AM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales, Publishing Industry, The Company

Taking a look inside the best sales and marketing books published in 2017, and at the lessons they have to offer.

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Breaking Bad Habits: Defy Industry Norms and Reinvigorate Your Business

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 17, 2017, at 12:23 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Freek Vermeulen believes that the key to innovation may not be finding something to add to your organization, but finding something to subtract.

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Inside the Longlist: The Best Management & Workplace Culture Books of 2017

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 15, 2017, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Publishing Industry, The Company

Taking a look inside five best books on management and workplace culture books published in 2017.

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Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 10, 2017, at 12:27 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler make thinking about what we do wrong with money a lot of fun.

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A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 3, 2017, at 11:50 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry

Sarah Lacy takes us on her journey through the patriarchy, and gives us a guide for personal and professional noncompliance with and resistance to it.

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Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 27, 2017, at 1:40 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs

Alice Echols tells the story of her grandfather, It's a Wonderful Life, and a lie at the heart of the American narrative.

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The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 20, 2017, at 12:40 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Eric Ries has written both a philosophical treatise for a new form of management and an entrepreneurial engineering guide to doing the work on the ground.

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Unbranding: 100 Branding Lessons for the Age of Disruption

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 17, 2017, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales

Scott and Alison Stratten keep us focused on the human fundamentals of business, on what really matters, even if how we communicate them may change in the digital era.

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The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 13, 2017, at 12:58 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Scott Galloway tells the story of the four technology companies dominating the economy and world today, providing lessons on each that entertain, inform, and may cause some alarm.

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The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 5, 2017, at 3:10 PM – Filed under:

Chip and Dan Heath show us how to make the most of the moments that are presented to us, and how to manufacture more impactful moments for ourselves and others.

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The 2017 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Shortlist

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 29, 2017, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

The shortlist has been announced for the 2017 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing—Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 29, 2017, at 8:53 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne are back with a new book about how to implement blue ocean strategies.