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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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Conscious

Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 27, 2018, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Bob Rosen and Emma-Kate Swann’s new book is basically a 272-page admonition and instruction guide to stay woke.

Omegaprinciple

The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 20, 2018, at 3:55 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Narrative & Biography

Paul Greenberg's new book is a profound look at life on earth through the lens of a single molecule.

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Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 13, 2018, at 3:15 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Peter Bregman's new book about leading with emotional courage is itself emotionally courageous, and a great call to action.

Reinforcements

Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 29, 2018, at 3:30 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Heidi Grant's new book will show you how to be better able to ask for the help you need, and improve the lives of others—perhaps the world—in the process.

Frenemies

Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 22, 2018, at 4:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Ken Auletta has written an in-depth account of the advertising industry, those who lead it today, and those trying to disrupt it.

Gigged

Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 15, 2018, at 3:39 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography

Sarah Kessler writes of the rise and fall of the gig economy, with a nod toward what the future of work might look like and the choices we'll need to make and hard work we'll need to put in to build it.

Powerpositiveteam

The Power of a Positive Team: Proven Principles and Practices That Make Great Teams Great

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 12, 2018, at 10:30 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Jon Gordon knows that positive teams don’t happen by accident, so he put his prolific pen to work to help with some practical, everyday ways to get there.

Dreamteams

Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 8, 2018, at 2:27 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Shane Snow has written a great book about the power of teams that is rooted in the American experience and the better angels of our nature.

Badblood

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 25, 2018, at 12:45 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Management & Workplace Culture

John Carreyrou's new book is in part a story about truly atrocious leadership and management, and a powerful reminder of the importance and power of a free press.

Inpraisewastingtime

In Praise of Wasting Time

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 18, 2018, at 2:02 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Alan Lightman takes us on an exploration of time and our inner lives that we can use to reclaim our mental health and creativity.

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Would You Do That to Your Mother?: The "Make Mom Proud" Standard for How to Treat Your Customers

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 11, 2018, at 1:17 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jeanne Bliss provides a single question that will make our businesses better, in every sense of the word "better."

Highspeedempire

High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 4, 2018, at 8:50 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Will Doig's book on Chinese expansion is a quick and concise guide through that terrain that will take you just a few hours.