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800-CEO-READ has been following business books more closely than any other company in the world for over thirty years. Our experience in and knowledge of business books allows us to put the latest releases and trends in a larger context for our readers, and our editorial director reviews the latest and greatest books in the genre each and every week of the year.




Justgiving

Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 14, 2018, at 3:39 PM – Filed under:

Rob Reich looks at the landscape of modern philanthropy and wonders if it is as socially good as is generally assumed today.

Mythcapitalism

The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 7, 2018, at 2:45 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

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.

Questionsanswer

Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 30, 2018, at 1:27 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Hal Gregersen's new book is about the power of asking more questions in our organizations, in education, and in our lives.

Cursebigness

The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 16, 2018, at 2:15 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Tim Wu dusts off the tradition of antitrust laws and enforcement in American history, and examines how they can help us end the inequities of our new Gilded Age.

Thismarketing

This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 9, 2018, at 2:30 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales

The best business books humanize business rather than commodify humanity. Seth Godin’s books have always attempted to do that, and his latest does a great job of it.

Job

The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 2, 2018, at 1:30 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Ellen Ruppel Shell examines the history of jobs, the increasing disappearance of them, and where we go from here.

Mismatch

Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 19, 2018, at 3:29 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Kat Holmes tackles the cycles of exclusion that permeate our society with the practice of inclusive design.

Siliconcity

Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 12, 2018, at 3:28 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Narrative & Biography

Cary McClelland follows in the great oral tradition of Studs Terkel to bring us up to date on what's happening on the ground in America's most impactful city and region.

Itdoesnthavetobe

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 5, 2018, at 2:04 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson know that it doesn't have to be crazy at work, because they've created a company of calm in the midst of the industry that brought the culture of crazy upon us all.

Everythingeveryone

Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 1, 2018, at 10:39 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Nathan Schneider explores the history and future of the cooperative business model, and how it has—and continues—to contribute to the economy in mostly unseen ways.

Farsighted

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 21, 2018, at 3:14 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity

Steven Johnson's new book about decision-making is, true to its title, farsighted—providing a set of tools and techniques that can help lead to better choices for our individual lives, and the future of life on Earth.

Saudiamerica

Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 17, 2018, at 12:47 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy

Bethany McLean's new book exposes the faulty foundation of America's shale revolution, and in so doing offers a clearer base of facts for the discussion on how to proceed.