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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.

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Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 1, 2017, at 8:54 AM in Editor's Choice

Johan Swinnen & Devin Briski have written a history of the world through the lens of beer brewing and distribution.

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Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 14, 2017, at 11:00 AM in Excerpts

Founder Shawn Askinosie, along with CMO Lawren Askinosie, tells us the secret of Askinosie Chocolate’s success—in addition, of course, to its honestly sourced cocoa.

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The 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 10, 2017, at 12:00 PM in News & Opinion

The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award has been awarded to Amy Goldstein and her excellent book on Janesville, Wisconsin in the aftermath of a GM plant closure.

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The 2017 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Longlist

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 7, 2017, at 8:40 AM in News & Opinion

Our 2017 business book awards longlist rewards 40 books with a focus on individual and organizational improvement.

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A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 3, 2017, at 11:50 AM in Editor's Choice

Sarah Lacy takes us on her journey through the patriarchy, and gives us a guide for personal and professional noncompliance with and resistance to it.

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Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 27, 2017, at 1:40 PM in Editor's Choice

Alice Echols tells the story of her grandfather, It's a Wonderful Life, and a lie at the heart of the American narrative.