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Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 8, 2019, at 3:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Cal Newport offers a philosophy to combat the more damaging effects of a digital age dominated by "attention economy conglomerates," and strategies for living a more deliberate, intentional, and fulfilled life.

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Business Books to Watch in February

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 4, 2019, at 9:00 AM in New Releases

20 books we think our readers may be interested in giving some consideration in February.

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Team Human

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 25, 2019, at 3:46 PM in Editor's Choice

Douglas Rushkoff diagnoses the structural problems of the digital age, and points the way toward human liberation.

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The 2018 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 17, 2019, at 6:25 PM in News & Opinion

The 2018 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year is Anand Giridharadas' diagnosis of "how the global elite's efforts to 'change the world' preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve."

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Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 11, 2019, at 3:41 PM in Editor's Choice

Susan Crawford's new book makes the case that upgrading American homes to fiber optic cable connections is not only a business and economic imperative, but a critical social justice issue as well.

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Business Books to Watch in January

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 9, 2019, at 1:00 PM in New Releases

20 business books we will be looking at more closely to start the new year. 

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800-CEO-READ's Bestselling Books of 2018

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 8, 2019, at 11:30 AM in Bestsellers

Taking a look back at our bestsellers in 2018 has once again put me in a reflective state of mind.

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55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 4, 2019, at 3:06 PM in Editor's Choice

Elizabeth White has written a book that we believe can help a good part of a generation, and those that follow it, adapt to a new normal of financial instability as the social contract has been upended.

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Inside the Longlist: Current Events & Public Affairs

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 27, 2018, at 2:00 PM in News & Opinion

This week, we'll be taking a closer look inside the longlist at the five books we believe to be the best in the category of Current Events & Public Affairs.

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The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 7, 2018, at 2:45 PM in Editor's Choice

Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn's research into why American workers' wages weren't increasing along with corporate profits led them to a problem that plagues the entire economy—a lack of competition.

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Business Books to Watch in December

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 4, 2018, at 2:00 PM in New Releases

These are ten books we are going to be looking into further here during the month of December.

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The 2018 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Shortlist

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 4, 2018, at 6:00 AM in News & Opinion

The eight books on our shortlist for the business book of the year wrestle with an inflection point in both business and society.