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Deviate

Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 25, 2017, at 11:27 AM in Excerpts

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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A Q&A with Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant about Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

By Sally Haldorson, published April 24, 2017, at 11:00 AM in Interviews

Our General Manager, Sally Haldorson, recently sent Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant five carefully considered questions about their new book. They responded in kind.

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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 in Editor's Choice

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.

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The Great Questions of Tomorrow: The Ideas that Will Remake the World

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 18, 2017, at 10:00 AM in Excerpts

David Rothkopf's new book confronts profound questions about the nature of disruption on human behavior, creativity, economic activity, and human understanding that our shaping our collective future.

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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 in Editor's Choice

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 in Editor's Choice

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

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Business Books to Watch in April

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 3, 2017, at 9:59 AM in New Releases

These are the books we'll be digging deeper into in April.

Sensemaking

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

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 31, 2017, at 12:00 PM in Editor's Choice

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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The Imagination Gap

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 28, 2017, at 12:15 PM in Excerpts

In his new book, The Imagination Gap, Brian Reich argues that imagination provides a window into the world of what is possible.

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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 in Editor's Choice

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.

Sparkgrind

The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 9, 2017, at 3:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Erik Wahl's new book is sure to create sparks of an idea and inspiration to follow it, as well as teaching you how to grind them out and keep creating more.

Irresistible

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

By Blyth Meier, published March 8, 2017, at 11:05 AM in Staff Picks

Adam Alter shines a light on behavioral addiction, and re-orients our relationship with the technologies we live with every day.