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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.




Youcantknowitall

You Can't Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 18, 2019, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Wanda T. Wallace explains how to be a leader without being an expert in her handbook for "novices and experienced managers alike."

Giftstruggle

The Gift of Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons About Leading

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 12, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Bobby Herrera, CEO of Populus Group, shares the very real parallels he found between climbing a mountain and putting a team together in business.

Lastunknowns

The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions about the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 4, 2019, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity

An excerpt from Daniel Kahneman's Foreword to the conclusion to the Edge Question Series, the world’s bestselling science book series, with more than one million copies sold.

Levelling

The Levelling: What's Next After Globalization

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 29, 2019, at 9:00 AM – Filed under:

Michael O'Sullivan's new book comes about at the perfect moment to consider and address the existential questions around, and potential tensions between, globalization and representational democracy.

Successisinyoursphere

Success Is in Your Sphere: Leverage the Power of Relationships to Achieve Your Business Goals

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2019, at 10:30 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

The CAPITAL strategy, laid out in Zvi Band’s new book, walks the professional through a strategic approach to nurture your business and careers’ most important asset—relationships.

Sabotagesupport

From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 14, 2019, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Management & Workplace Culture

Joy Wiggins and Kami Anderson's new book explores how "patriarchy has created an environment for women to knowingly and unknowingly sabotage each other," and how to build a culture of support instead.

Artquietinfluence

The Art of Quiet Influence: Timeless Wisdom for Leading without Authority

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 7, 2019, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Jocelyn Davis' new book shows "anyone, not just bosses, how to use influence without authority, a key mindfulness principle, to get things done at work and in life."

Robotscoming

The Robots Are Coming!: The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 30, 2019, at 9:30 AM – Filed under:

Andrés Oppenheimer's new book is "a thought-provoking search to understand what the future holds for today’s jobs in the foreseeable age of automation."

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.