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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.




Grit

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 5, 2016, at 12:45 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Angela Duckworth has written a book that teaches us all how to maximize our talent and, perhaps, make the world a little happier place to live in the process.

Callings

Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 28, 2016, at 12:45 PM – Filed under:

Dave Isay and StoryCorps carry the torch of Studs Terkel and advance the oral history of American workers of all stripes in the new book, Callings.

Doordoor

Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 21, 2016, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

Edward Humes takes us on a fascinating journey through the intricacies and implications of our modern transportation network.

Performancebreakthrough

Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 14, 2016, at 1:30 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Cathy Salit provides us with tools to keep growing, and teaches us how to take on new roles and mindsets as individuals and organizations.

Grayrhino

The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 7, 2016, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Michele Wucker's new book helps us avoid crisis by engaging more thoroughly with reality, recognizing obvious threats and our own biases, and working to overcome them.

Sprint

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 31, 2016, at 11:27 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography

Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz detail a process "for answering crucial questions through prototyping and testing ideas with customers" in just one workweek.

Everyoneculture

An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 24, 2016, at 12:30 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Developmental psychologists Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey show us how to build development organizations that bring our workers out of hiding.

Undernewmanagement

Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 17, 2016, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

David Burkus provides us with a great list of seemingly heretical ideas to make out businesses more efficient.

Bebadfirst

Be Bad First: Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 10, 2016, at 12:15 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Erika Andersen teaches us how to become better learners to confront an age where information is expanding exponentially.

Throwingrocks

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 3, 2016, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

Douglas Rushkoff, in his usual expansive and incredibly erudite manner, dissects the digital economy and points a more considered way forward.

Smalldata

Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 24, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under:

In his new book, Martin Lindstrom gets off the internet and our into the wider world to bring us insights that big data can't provide.

Illuminate

Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 18, 2016, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Nancy Duarte & Patti Sanchez have written a beautiful—in so many ways—book on change, and what it takes to bring it into your organization and the world.