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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.




Speechpolice

Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 7, 2019, at 3:06 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy

David Kaye's new book addresses how the internet has changed from a decentralized platform for free expression into a stream of propaganda, hate speech, and disinformation, and how to turn back the tide.

Moneyland

Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 31, 2019, at 3:15 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Oliver Bullough's investigation into the dark side of globalization and "the crooks and kleptocrats who rule the world" is both terrifying and eye-opening.

Iterate

Iterate: Ten Lessons in Design and Failure

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 10, 2019, at 1:56 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

John Sharp and Colleen Macklin explore iteration and creativity in both an academic and intensely human manner through ten case studies.

Latebloomers

Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 3, 2019, at 4:24 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Rich Karlgaard's new book makes the case that our obsession with early achievement is "shortchanging people and society."

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.