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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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How to Read the Constitution—and Why

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 3, 2019, at 2:15 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Kim Wehle writes of the importance of the Constitution and how it is under threat.

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One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 21, 2019, at 4:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy

Charles Fishman tells "the remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon."

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Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 7, 2019, at 3:06 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy

David Kaye's new book addresses how the internet has changed from a decentralized platform for free expression into a stream of propaganda, hate speech, and disinformation, and how to turn back the tide.

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Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 31, 2019, at 3:15 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Oliver Bullough's investigation into the dark side of globalization and "the crooks and kleptocrats who rule the world" is both terrifying and eye-opening.

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The Levelling: What's Next After Globalization

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 29, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under:

Michael O'Sullivan's new book comes about at the perfect moment to consider and address the existential questions around, and potential tensions between, globalization and representational democracy.

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Iterate: Ten Lessons in Design and Failure

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 10, 2019, at 1:56 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

John Sharp and Colleen Macklin explore iteration and creativity in both an academic and intensely human manner through ten case studies.

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The Art of Quiet Influence: Timeless Wisdom for Leading without Authority

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 7, 2019, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Jocelyn Davis' new book shows "anyone, not just bosses, how to use influence without authority, a key mindfulness principle, to get things done at work and in life."

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Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 3, 2019, at 4:24 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Rich Karlgaard's new book makes the case that our obsession with early achievement is "shortchanging people and society."

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Business Books to Watch in May

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 2, 2019, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry, The Company

In order of their release dates, here are 25 books—along with the publishers' descriptions of them, we have our eyes on in May.

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The Robots Are Coming!: The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 30, 2019, at 9:30 AM – Filed under:

Andrés Oppenheimer's new book is "a thought-provoking search to understand what the future holds for today’s jobs in the foreseeable age of automation."

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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.

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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.