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Falter

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 19, 2019, at 4:12 PM in Editor's Choice

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.

Keepgoing

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 12, 2019, at 1:00 PM in Editor's Choice

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.

Burn

Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 11, 2019, at 9:45 AM in Excerpts

In this excerpt, Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper explain the benefits of biochar in Animal Nutraceuticals, and in building soil that increases yields without the deployment of chemical fertilizer.

Nineliesaboutwork

Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 5, 2019, at 4:50 PM in Editor's Choice

Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall expose nine lies about work that obfuscate the reality of what's going on there, and provide a new way of seeing our businesses and each other.

Balancebs

Business Books to Watch in April 2019

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 3, 2019, at 9:53 AM in New Releases

In order of their release date, these are 20 books to choose from to kick off your Spring reading.

Biased

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 2, 2019, at 9:30 AM in Excerpts

Jennifer L. Eberhardt reminds us that "racial bias is a human problem—one all people can play a role in solving," even and especially those who design business and social media platforms.

Bignine

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 29, 2019, at 4:38 PM in Editor's Choice

Amy Webb's book is a look at where AI comes from and where it is going, laying out three scenarios—from "optimistic to pragmatic to catastrophic"—of where it could lead us in the next 50 years.

Invisiblewomen

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 26, 2019, at 9:00 AM in Excerpts

Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research.

Radicalkindness

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 22, 2019, at 4:11 PM in Editor's Choice

Angela C. Santomero's new book calls on us to rediscover and re-engage with an essential human quality and knowledge we have within us—kindness.

Whydosomany

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?: (And How to Fix It)

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 15, 2019, at 1:59 PM in Editor's Choice

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic's HBR article, "Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?" has become one of the most read in recent years. There is a reason for that, and an answer to the question he poses.

Poweragency

The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 8, 2019, at 4:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Dr. Paul Napper and Anthony Rao, Ph.D., examine how we can regain agency and live a more independent, yet connected and fulfilled, life in an age of distraction.

Coders

Business Books to Watch in March

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 4, 2019, at 3:00 PM in New Releases

20 books we're looking forward to getting to know a little better in the month of March.