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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.




Bedtimestoriesmanagers

Bedtime Stories for Managers: Farewell, Lofty Leadership… Welcome, Engaging Management

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Henry Mintzberg offers 42 stories that will challenge and change the conventional wisdom we too often accept about the business world and its role in the society that it's supposed to serve.

Digitalminimalism

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 8, 2019, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

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.

Teamhuman

Team Human

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 25, 2019, at 3:46 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

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

Fiber

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

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 11, 2019, at 3:41 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

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

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 4, 2019, at 3:06 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

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.

Loveimperfectthings

Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 21, 2018, at 1:03 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Haemin Sunim's new book reminds us that we are all imperfect, that we all struggle in our life and work, and that we are all worthy of love.

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.