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Current Events & Public Affairs


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The Tyranny of Metrics

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 16, 2018, at 9:00 AM in Editor's Choice

Jerry Muller pulls the curtain back on the cult of metrics, and attempts to break our fixation on improving the numbers so we can get back to improving the world we live in.

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Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 9, 2018, at 3:10 PM in Editor's Choice

Emily Chang explains how Silicon Valley became dominated by a certain male stereotype, how it has excluded women, and the promise inherent in changing the culture.

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Business Books to Watch in February 2018

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 6, 2018, at 2:00 PM in New Releases

Here is a list of twenty books we hope to be able to spend time with over the next month.

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That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 2, 2018, at 8:44 AM in Editor's Choice

Joanne Lipman discusses the hidden lives of women at work, how they must recalibrate their behavior in the workplace, and the great benefits of changing that paradigm.

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Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 26, 2018, at 10:15 AM in Excerpts

Ama and Stephanie Marston's new book is about the challenges we face as individuals, family members, leaders, and as a species, and the transformative resilience we need to use those challenges for change.

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The Reading List of Tom Peters

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 24, 2018, at 11:30 AM in News & Opinion

Tom Peters, the author most responsible for popularizing the business book genre, shares what he's reading these days.

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In Praise of Janesville: The 2017 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year

By Sally Haldorson, published January 18, 2018, at 4:00 PM in News & Opinion

Eminently accessible, instantly absorbable, Janesville is a story of economics lived. Of the decisions a monolithic company makes that results in economic devastation for a middle-American town, and the families that live there. A microcosmic illustration of a national experience, Janesville is about idealism and stubbornness and desperation and bravery. And we all can learn a lot about ourselves and our capacity for resilience from the children whose stories are at the heart of Janesville.

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Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 12, 2018, at 1:59 PM in Editor's Choice

Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard's book is about much more than their time as social secretaries in the White House. It is about how we can all work better together.

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800-CEO-READ's 2017 Bestsellers

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 3, 2018, at 10:15 AM in Bestsellers

Thank you to everyone who helped bring 800-CEO-READ's 2017 Bestsellers to life.

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Business Books to Watch in January 2018

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 2, 2018, at 10:57 AM in New Releases

These are some of the books we'll be getting between the covers of in January, 2018.

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You Had a Job for Life: Story of a Company Town

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 22, 2017, at 8:37 AM in Editor's Choice

Jamie Sayen tells the story of Groveton, New Hampshire, and the mill that was once the life of the community, in the residents' own words.

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Inside the Longlist: The Best Current Events & Public Affairs Books of 2017

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 6, 2017, at 12:59 PM in News & Opinion

The five books in our Current Events & Public Affairs category are all timely, topical explorations of the intersection between business and the wider world they're meant to serve.