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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.




Howwomenrise

How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 12, 2018, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Our businesses, and society, are better off with more women in leadership. Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith have written a how-to guide for women to seize those positions of power and influence.

Excellencedividend

The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 6, 2018, at 12:00 PM – 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, Publishing Industry, The Company

Tom Peters' latest book is in many ways a culmination of all he has learned over the past half-century, and a reminder of the simplest way to succeed in business: put people first.

Meltdown

Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 23, 2018, at 2:22 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik have written a book about the increasing complexity of the world that makes it easy to understand, and oddly enjoyable to read.

Dyingpaycheck

Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 16, 2018, at 2:24 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jeffrey Pfeffer explains why making employee health and well-being integral to the company’s culture and values is not only good for the employees, but a competitive advantage that is also good for the company’s bottom line.

Broadband

Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 9, 2018, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Narrative & Biography

Claire Evans tells the story of the computer, and the internet, through the women who developed the languages they speak.

Secondchance

A Second Chance: For You, For Me, And For The Rest Of Us

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 2, 2018, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Catherine Hoke knows that doing something wrong doesn’t make you a bad person, and that one's life shouldn’t be defined by the worst thing they’ve ever done. She works every day to make sure that's true for others.

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.