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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.




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: Biography & Narrative, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

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.

Originals

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 11, 2016, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Adam Grant gives us a new way to talk about change, and the personal and organizational knowledge to bring it about.

Strategythatworks

Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-To-Execution Gap

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 4, 2016, at 9:41 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Paul Leinwand and Cesare R. Mainardi teamed up with Art Kleiner to tell us how to come up with a strategy that works for your unique and idiosyncratic organization.

Endaverage

The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 28, 2016, at 12:30 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Todd Rose offers up a book to help us put an end to average in our own thinking, in the businesses we operate, and the society we live in.

Rightkindcrazy

The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 21, 2016, at 12:30 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Adam Steltzner takes readers on fascinating leadership journey that ends with landing a the Curiosity rover on Mars.