Big Ideas & New Perspectives


Fall Favorites by and for Feminists (by which I mean, everyone.)

By Sally Haldorson, published September 9, 2017, at 4:58 PM in Staff Picks

New business books, recently released and upcoming, written by women.


The Hacking of the American Mind and a World Without Mind

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 8, 2017, at 2:33 PM in Editor's Choice

The inventions of our age baffle the mind—and their potential affects on us and the world are hard to even wrap our heads around. But with the help of Franklin Foer and Robert Lustig, you’ll be able to do just that.


Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 6, 2017, at 10:00 AM in New Releases

Jeanne Liedtka, Randy Salzman, and Daisy Azer show how collaborative creativity can shake up even the most entrenched bureaucracies.


Business Books to Watch in September

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 1, 2017, at 10:45 AM in New Releases

These are just 20 of the many promising books being released in September that we'll be taking a closer look at.


The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World

By Sally Haldorson, published August 29, 2017, at 12:00 PM in Staff Picks

Nilofer Merchant’s message is so critical now, calling us to identify what is good in ourselves and to connect with what is good in others so that, together, we can dent the world.  


Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 24, 2017, at 1:46 PM in Editor's Choice

Tim Harford has written another great economic history that helps reveal how the modern economy came to be, and the benefits and risks associated with invention.


Business Books to Watch in August

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 3, 2017, at 2:12 PM in New Releases

These are the books we'll have our eyes on in August.


Lead Right for Your Company's Type: How to Connect Your Culture with Your Customer Promise

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 27, 2017, at 3:03 PM in Editor's Choice

William Schneider can help you ensure that your enterprise is a living system that is “continually adapting, learning, and developing.”


Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 21, 2017, at 9:48 AM in Editor's Choice

Ryan Holiday has given us a guide to making creative work that lasts—beginning with the creative process itself, through the positioning and marketing of it, to building a platform upon it.


Designed Leadership

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 14, 2017, at 12:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Moura Quayle's new book give readers is a great history of design thinking, a glimpse of its future, and the tools we need to bring it about.


Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 6, 2017, at 3:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson have written a book with real human intelligence, concern, feeling, and values, about how the second machine age is reshaping business.


The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 23, 2017, at 2:07 PM in Editor's Choice

Brian Merchant provides a full history—human, cultural, and technological—of the device that has changed the world.