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Finding the right book at the right moment can be life changing. Picking up the wrong one is a waste of time and money. To know which it will be, you need to start reading. We help you get started by bringing you excerpts of the latest books so you can find the right one for you.




Givingdoneright

Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 23, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy

Phil Buchanan, the president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, "arms donors with what it takes to do more good more quickly and to avoid predictable errors that lead too many astray."

Timcook

Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 16, 2019, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Narrative & Biography

Leander Kahney's new book "tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace someone irreplaceable, and—through strong, humane leadership, supply chain savvy, and a commitment to his values—succeeded more than anyone had thought possible."

Burn

Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 11, 2019, at 9:45 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity

In this excerpt, Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper explain the benefits of biochar in Animal Nutraceuticals, and in building soil that increases yields without the deployment of chemical fertilizer.

Biased

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 2, 2019, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jennifer L. Eberhardt reminds us that "racial bias is a human problem—one all people can play a role in solving," even and especially those who design business and social media platforms.

Invisiblewomen

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 26, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research.

Wiseguy

Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 6, 2019, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Guy Kawasaki's new book "covers everything from moral values to business skills to parenting." In this excerpt, he discusses why the toughest teachers are the best teachers.

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Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 5, 2019, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

"Millennial Millionaire" Grant Sabatier's new book is a practical roadmap to living life on one’s own terms, as soon as possible.

Makesomenoise

Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 6, 2018, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Narrative & Biography

In this excerpt, Ken Schmidt explains how "misinformation creates all sorts of obvious problems and that it’s just plain wrong to stereotype and judge people by their appearance," and how he overcame the outlaw biker stereotype that plagued Harley-Davidson and changed their reputation.

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Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 5, 2018, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

In this excerpt, former Cicso CEO John Chambers writes about what to do after disaster strikes, and how setbacks can make you stronger.

Bookbeautifulquestions

The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 30, 2018, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Warren Berger's new book is about "asking the right questions, at the right time, in order to make the best choices when it truly counts."

Panindustrialrevolution

The Pan-Industrial Revolution: How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 26, 2018, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

In this excerpt, best-selling author Richard D’Aveni discusses "How the Rise of 3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Will Transform the Job Market."

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Step Into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 17, 2018, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Speaking and leadership coach Alexia Vernon helps us understand "How Boundaries Amplify Moxie (and Empower Leadership)."