Big Ideas & New Perspectives


Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 1, 2019, at 3:30 PM in Editor's Choice

Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper's new book explains how we can rebuild our economy and reverse climate change by reversing the flow of our carbon economy.


Bedtime Stories for Managers: Farewell, Lofty Leadership… Welcome, Engaging Management

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Henry Mintzberg offers 42 stories that will challenge and change the conventional wisdom we too often accept about the business world and its role in the society that it's supposed to serve.


Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 8, 2019, at 3:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Cal Newport offers a philosophy to combat the more damaging effects of a digital age dominated by "attention economy conglomerates," and strategies for living a more deliberate, intentional, and fulfilled life.


Business Books to Watch in February

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 4, 2019, at 9:00 AM in New Releases

20 books we think our readers may be interested in giving some consideration in February.


Team Human

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 25, 2019, at 3:46 PM in Editor's Choice

Douglas Rushkoff diagnoses the structural problems of the digital age, and points the way toward human liberation.

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The 2018 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 17, 2019, at 6:25 PM in News & Opinion

The 2018 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year is Anand Giridharadas' diagnosis of "how the global elite's efforts to 'change the world' preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve."


Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 11, 2019, at 3:41 PM in Editor's Choice

Susan Crawford's new book makes the case that upgrading American homes to fiber optic cable connections is not only a business and economic imperative, but a critical social justice issue as well.


Business Books to Watch in January

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 9, 2019, at 1:00 PM in New Releases

20 business books we will be looking at more closely to start the new year. 


800-CEO-READ's Bestselling Books of 2018

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 8, 2019, at 11:30 AM in News & Opinion

Taking a look back at our bestsellers in 2018 has once again put me in a reflective state of mind.

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Inside the Longlist: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

By Blyth Meier, published January 7, 2019, at 1:30 PM in News & Opinion

Our marketing director Blyth Meier takes readers inside 2018's best books in the Big Ideas & New Perspectives category.


55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 4, 2019, at 3:06 PM in Editor's Choice

Elizabeth White has written a book that we believe can help a good part of a generation, and those that follow it, adapt to a new normal of financial instability as the social contract has been upended.


Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 21, 2018, at 1:03 PM in Editor's Choice

Haemin Sunim's new book reminds us that we are all imperfect, that we all struggle in our life and work, and that we are all worthy of love.