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800-CEO-READ's 2014 Bestsellers

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM in Bestsellers

Harry Kraemer has taken the top spot on our annual bestseller list for the third straight year.

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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.

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The 5-8-40 Business Gift Book Club

By Dylan Schleicher, 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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The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Longlist

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 13, 2014, at 9:30 AM in News & Opinion

The culling process we undertake during the awards process is always rigorous, but we've narrowed it down to 40 books—5 each in 8 categories.

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2014 FT/McKinsey Book of the Year Announced

By Ryan Schleicher, published November 12, 2014, at 3:13 PM in News & Opinion

The business and economic world's most visible book award was announced today.

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strategy+business's Best Books of 2014

By Ryan Schleicher, published November 5, 2014, at 6:19 AM in News & Opinion

The s+b yearly list is always decidedly and refreshingly different than most others.

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The FT Press/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Shortlist

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 25, 2014, at 6:38 PM in News & Opinion

A shortlist for the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award was announced yesterday. The books chosen focus very much on the big-picture issues of the day, "the most important trends shaping our world" as the press release puts it, so the switch from Goldman Sachs to McKinsey as a partner to FT has not reduced the scope of the books as I thought it may. (I speculated back in May when the announcement was made that McKinsey would now be backing the award that it may change focus to the more nuts-and-bolts business management issues that McKinsey ostensibly focuses on in its own work.

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The FT Press/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Longlist

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 7, 2014, at 6:44 PM in News & Opinion

I speculated back in May when submissions opened for The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company 2014 Business Book of the Year Award that the books they looked at would be more focused on business nuts-and-bolts issues now that a consultancy firm (McKinsey) had taken over for an investment bank (Goldman Sachs) as the Financial Times' partner on the awards. I also thought they would not be announcing a longlist as they had in the past because it was not on their awards schedule. It seems I was wrong on both counts, because The Financial Times and McKinsey announced a longlist this morning, and the books on it are mostly big-picture books, not nut-and-bolts business and management books.

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Authors On the Road, Changing the World

By Aaron Schleicher, published August 6, 2014, at 6:43 PM in News & Opinion

Here at 8cr, we are so fortunate to work, and form long-lasting relationships with, really great authors who are sharing important ideas with people around the world. We see them out on the road speaking to hundreds of groups a year, trying to make the world of business a better place. Spending time away from their friends and families, they work hard to make sure that the ideas that they’ve captured on paper are helping people become better leaders, communicators, listeners.

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A Covert Departure

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 30, 2014, at 11:09 PM in News & Opinion

Today is officially the last day of Jack Covert's tenure as President of 800-CEO-READ, a company he founded and has led since 1984. If it were up to us as a staff, we would find some grand gesture to mark the occasion. We would release a flock of exquisite birds in his honor, or etch "Thanks, Jack" onto the face of the moon.

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The Elite Eight: Our Picks for the Top Business Books of 2013

By Sally Haldorson, published December 23, 2013, at 4:17 PM in News & Opinion

Click on the links below to read more about our choices for the top books of 2013, as well as the books that made our category shortlists. We will be announcing the Best Business Book of 2013 at our (mostly) annual We Believe in Books party in NYC the second week of January. Stay tuned!

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The Everything Store by Brad Stone

By Sally Haldorson, published December 4, 2013, at 9:51 PM in Staff Picks

So, how does a specialty bookseller like 800-CEO-READ tackle reviewing Brad Stone's new book on the biggest bookstore in the world? We could ignore the book. We could deride the book.