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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.




Quirky

Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 23, 2018, at 1:53 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Melissa Schilling examines the role of individual genius in innovation, along with how we can cultivate and harness our own and enhance it in the organizations we lead.

Tyrannymetrics

The Tyranny of Metrics

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 16, 2018, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Jerry Muller pulls the curtain back on the cult of metrics, and attempts to break our fixation on improving the numbers so we can get back to improving the world we live in.

Brotopia

Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 9, 2018, at 3:10 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Emily Chang explains how Silicon Valley became dominated by a certain male stereotype, how it has excluded women, and the promise inherent in changing the culture.

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That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 2, 2018, at 8:44 AM – 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

Joanne Lipman discusses the hidden lives of women at work, how they must recalibrate their behavior in the workplace, and the great benefits of changing that paradigm.

Herdingtigers

Herding Tigers: Be the Leader That Creative People Need

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 25, 2018, at 3:07 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Todd Henry's new book is about how to lead teams of creative people with structure and principles.

Treatingpeoplewell

Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 12, 2018, at 1:59 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard's book is about much more than their time as social secretaries in the White House. It is about how we can all work better together.

When

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 5, 2018, at 11:43 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dan Pink's newest book digs into the science of the one thing we all wish we had more of—time—and explains why the question "when?" may be even more important than "what?"

Youhadjoblife

You Had a Job for Life: Story of a Company Town

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 22, 2017, at 8:37 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography

Jamie Sayen tells the story of Groveton, New Hampshire, and the mill that was once the life of the community, in the residents' own words.

Reputation

Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 15, 2017, at 1:44 PM – Filed under:

Gloria Origgi has written a book on reputation that mixes the latest social science with the most timeless lessons of philosophy and literature to explore how our inner lives interact with and affect our social lives.

Beernomics

Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 1, 2017, at 8:54 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Narrative & Biography

Johan Swinnen & Devin Briski have written a history of the world through the lens of beer brewing and distribution.

Breakingbadhabits

Breaking Bad Habits: Defy Industry Norms and Reinvigorate Your Business

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 17, 2017, at 12:23 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Freek Vermeulen believes that the key to innovation may not be finding something to add to your organization, but finding something to subtract.

Dollarssense

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 10, 2017, at 12:27 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler make thinking about what we do wrong with money a lot of fun.