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Caring Economics

By Blyth Meier, published April 6, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Excerpts

Can economic systems by compassionate? Experts in neuroscience, Buddhism, and ethics tackle this complex question.


The High Speed Company by Jason Jennings with Laurence Haughton

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 19, 2015, at 10:50 AM in Jack Covert Selects

Jason Jennings is one of our favorite authors, and he is back with a book about instilling a sense of urgency within your company culture.


Frugal Innovation: How to Do More With Less by Navi Radjou & Jaideep Prabhu

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 19, 2015, at 9:00 AM in Jack Covert Selects

PublicAffairs and The Economist team up with two brilliant authors to show us how to create more value with the increasingly limited resources available to us.


Six Capitals, or Can Accountants Save the Planet? by Jane Gleeson-White

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 5, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Jane Gleeson-White explains how accountants can save the planet by taking into account more than just financial and manufactured capital.


Rebalancing Society

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 28, 2015, at 7:59 AM in New Releases

Henry Mintzberg has had enough—believes society has had enough—of the imbalance in power that is destroying democracies, our planet, and ourselves.


Picture Your Prosperity

By Ryan Schleicher, published January 16, 2015, at 10:33 AM in New Releases

Most personal finance books advise you to save, cut, pay down, and save some more. But precious few of them ask the bigger, more important questions: What do you want to do with this money?

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And the Winners Are...

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 9, 2014, at 9:45 AM in News & Opinion

The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards category winners (and shortlist for the best book of the year) 2014.


The 5-8-40 Business Gift Book Club

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 17, 2014, at 12:00 PM in News & Opinion

Impress your boss or empower your employees with books to help them grow... or just treat that special business someone in your life.

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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 28, 2014, at 1:22 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Many of my favorite books are about other books, so I was thrilled to come across Russ Roberts’ new book about Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments.


How Not To Be Wrong

By Michael, published October 25, 2014, at 7:39 PM in Staff Picks

I have very little background in math ... But, despite my typically non-mathematical disposition, How Not To Be Wrong called to me from the shelf.

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Thinker in Residence - John Hope Bryant on Business and Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 11, 2014, at 4:21 AM in Interviews

"It’s not like we delivered 'the memo' and poor, working class and middle class folks flubbed it and failed the test. We were simply never given the memo. " ~John Hope Bryant

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Thinker in Residence: John Hope Bryant

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 9, 2014, at 4:25 AM in Interviews

"The most dangerous person in the world is a person with no hope. " ~John Hope Bryant