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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.




Falter

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 19, 2019, at 4:12 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Bill McKibben lays out the array of challenges facing us as we struggle to ensure a human future, and two very different technologies at our disposal.

Keepgoing

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 12, 2019, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Austin Kleon's new book is a great reminder of what is most important not only in our creative lives, but in our life in general.

Nineliesaboutwork

Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 5, 2019, at 4:50 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall expose nine lies about work that obfuscate the reality of what's going on there, and provide a new way of seeing our businesses and each other.

Bignine

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 29, 2019, at 4:38 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Amy Webb's book is a look at where AI comes from and where it is going, laying out three scenarios—from "optimistic to pragmatic to catastrophic"—of where it could lead us in the next 50 years.

Radicalkindness

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 22, 2019, at 4:11 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

Angela C. Santomero's new book calls on us to rediscover and re-engage with an essential human quality and knowledge we have within us—kindness.

Whydosomany

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?: (And How to Fix It)

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 15, 2019, at 1:59 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic's HBR article, "Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?" has become one of the most read in recent years. There is a reason for that, and an answer to the question he poses.

Poweragency

The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 8, 2019, at 4:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

Dr. Paul Napper and Anthony Rao, Ph.D., examine how we can regain agency and live a more independent, yet connected and fulfilled, life in an age of distraction.

Burn

Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 1, 2019, at 3:30 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity

Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper's new book explains how we can rebuild our economy and reverse climate change by reversing the flow of our carbon economy.

Nohardfeelings

No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 22, 2019, at 2:06 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy have written a book that can help us build a more emotionally mature workplace, and maybe even a kinder world.

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.