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Innovation & Creativity


Sparkgrind

The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 9, 2017, at 3:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Erik Wahl's new book is sure to create sparks of an idea and inspiration to follow it, as well as teaching you how to grind them out and keep creating more.

Sensemaking

Business Books to Watch in March

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 1, 2017, at 10:00 AM in New Releases

There is an abundance of great books hitting in March. These are just some of those we'll be cracking the spine on for a closer look.

Hitmakers

Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 24, 2017, at 9:00 AM in Editor's Choice

Derek Thompson’s new book is about many things, including the mysteries of beauty and goose bumps, but it is, at its core, about the commerce of culture and the how technology has altered the path to popularity over time.

Stretch

Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less—and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 10, 2017, at 2:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Scott Sonenshein teaches us how to shift mindsets and use the resources we already have more creatively instead of constantly seeking more.

Ownit

Business Books to Watch in January

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 6, 2017, at 11:15 AM in New Releases

These are just some of the books we have our eyes on in January.

Sustainabilityedge

The Sustainability Edge: How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 30, 2016, at 10:30 AM in New Releases

Suhas Apte and Jagdish N. Sheth explain why pursuing sustainability is the most effective way to gain a sustainable and consistent competitive advantage in business.

Rest

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 22, 2016, at 1:45 PM in Editor's Choice

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang delivers a timely message that rest needs to be deliberate, or our work will become debilitating

Winlosing

Win At Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead To Our Greatest Gains

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 20, 2016, at 10:00 AM in Excerpts

Sam Weinman explains why many who emerge from the depths of a failed business tend to be better off from the experience.

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The 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Shortlist

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 6, 2016, at 9:15 AM in News & Opinion

These eight books, the top in their category, make up the shortlist for the 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award.

Rethink

Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 1, 2016, at 3:30 PM in Editor's Choice

Steven Poole asks us to maintain a healthy skepticism, to suspend both belief and disbelief, and to keep thinking by rethinking.

Wonderland

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 23, 2016, at 12:45 PM in Editor's Choice

Steven Johnson's new history of how we got to now is an exploration of ideas and attitudes, invention, art and whimsy.

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Inside the Longlist: Innovation & Creativity

By Michael, published November 23, 2016, at 10:15 AM in News & Opinion

The five finalists in the Innovation & Creativity category span styles and subject matter, but all do one thing well: make learning interesting.