Biography & Narrative


Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy—And How to Make Them Work for You

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 25, 2016, at 9:30 AM in Excerpts

Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary explain how the platform revolution is transforming the world as we know it and the work we do & and are able to do—along the way.

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The 2015 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Shortlist

By Ryan Schleicher, published December 8, 2015, at 8:58 AM in News & Opinion

In which we announce our eight category winners, which become the finalists for our book of the year.

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We-Commerce : How to Create, Collaborate, and Succeed in the Sharing Economy

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 3, 2015, at 12:15 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Billee Howard dispels some of the doom and gloom of recent books on technology and its effects we've covered here lately.

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Inside the Longlist: Entrepreneurship

By Ryan Schleicher, published November 24, 2015, at 1:13 PM in News & Opinion

Ryan Schleicher, who spends his days split between author services, corporate sales, and PR, takes a look inside this year's best Entrepreneurship titles.


More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys, Three Years, and a Chronicle of Ideals and Ambition in Silicon Valley

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 10, 2015, at 9:00 AM in New Releases

A paperback edition of Jim Dyer's excellent account of "Diasporo," an ambitious social media project that sought (still seeks) to rival the giants and protect privacy.


The 2015 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Longlist

By Ryan Schleicher, published November 3, 2015, at 8:00 AM in News & Opinion

These 40 books—five selections across eight distinct categories—make up the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Longlist.


Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 29, 2015, at 12:16 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Roger L. Martin & Sally R. Osberg define and document the growing field of social entrepreneurship.


Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 15, 2015, at 12:45 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Clay Shirky dissects the state of globalization and its future by looking at the relationship of people to our smartphones, and the relationship of smartphones to the People's Republic of China.


The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Genius, and Stationary Obsession

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 7, 2015, at 2:00 PM in Staff Picks

James Ward weaves a narrative of invention, entrepreneurship, and sometimes empire through the everyday objects all around us.


Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

By Blyth Meier, published July 7, 2015, at 9:06 AM in Excerpts

Digital media innovator Jay Samit investigates disruption's lessons for the entrepreneur.


The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters, and Other Informal Entrepreneurs

By Blyth Meier, published June 29, 2015, at 1:36 PM in Excerpts

Alexa Clay & Kyra Maya Phillips look for innovation in the worlds of black, grey, and informal economies.


The Great Disruption: How Business Is Coping with Turbulent Times

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 19, 2015, at 11:00 AM in Staff Picks

Adrian Woolridge's Shumpeter column for The Economist has been mined for the best material and published as a book.