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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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Wildride

Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 26, 2017, at 2:56 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Uber's story is one worth telling and listening to, and we’re fortunate Adam Lashinsky took on the formidable task.

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Q&A with Steven Clifford, Author of The CEO Pay Machine

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 25, 2017, at 8:47 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Steven Clifford's new book describes what has caused CEO compensation to explode over the last four decades, how it damages companies, the economy, and our democracy, and what we can do about it.

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The Land of Enterprise: A Business History of the United States

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 12, 2017, at 9:04 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs

Benjamin C. Waterhouse opens up the grand sweep of American history by looking at it from a business perspective.

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The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 4, 2017, at 2:06 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Steven Clifford chronicles the inexorable rise of CEO pay, how it harms companies, curbs economic growth, and undermines democracy, and how we can fix it.

Deviate

Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 25, 2017, at 11:27 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity

Beau Lotto's new book is about the evolutionary, physiological underpinnings of our perception, and "shows that the next big innovation is not a new technology: it is a new way of seeing."

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Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 21, 2017, at 2:45 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity

Jonathan Taplin's new book asks us to reconsider the virtues and values of the digital economy, and how we can rebuild it on more decentralized, democratic values.

Newurbancrisis

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 14, 2017, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

Richard Florida's new book deepens his thoughts on the economic power of urbanism, detailing its negative consequences as well as its continued promise.

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The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 7, 2017, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy

In her new book, Anne-Marie Slaughter gives us a new both/and paradigm with which to view the world.

Sensemaking

Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 31, 2017, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Christian Madsbjerg's new book helps us make more sense of the world by encouraging us to include all the data in our decisions, human and technical.

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Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 23, 2017, at 12:30 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Kate Raworth has written a beautiful and powerful book about the limits and setbacks of current economic dogma, and provides us with a new model to replace it with.

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Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 16, 2017, at 1:47 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Bain partners Michael C. Mankins and Eric Garton explain how to increase productivity by focusing on the organization instead of the individual.