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It can be hard to know if a book is right for you until you actually start reading it. So, we get excerpts from recent business books so you can take a peek inside.




Persuadable

Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World

By Blyth Meier, published January 26, 2016, at 9:39 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Al Pittampalli's new book argues that a genuine willingness for leaders to change their own minds it the ultimate competitive advantage.

Smarterscreen

The Smarter Screen: Surprising Ways to Influence and Improve Online Behavior

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 27, 2015, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Marketing & Sales

Behavioral economist Shlomo Benartzi tackles how we interact with the proliferation of the internet and screens in our everyday lives, and how they can be designed in a way that encourages us to make better decisions on them.

Extremeownership

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

By Blyth Meier, published October 21, 2015, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Hard-hitting combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life from two former Navy SEALs.

Itsyourmove

It's Your Move: My Million Dollar Method for Taking Risks with Confidence and Succeeding at Work and Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 13, 2015, at 10:15 AM – Filed under:

Josh Altman tells us why "It's not finished until it's finished."

Thinkbigactbigger

Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 9, 2015, at 1:30 PM – Filed under:

Jeffrey Hayzlett tells you to think big and act bigger, because you can.

Simplesabotage

Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 29, 2015, at 10:15 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Robert M Galford, Bob Frisch, and Cary Greene take a look at a declassified intelligence manual for insights on how individuals inside your organization may be destroying it from within.

Remixstrategy

Remix Strategy: The Three Laws of Business Combinations

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 1, 2015, at 10:48 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

In which Benjamin Gomes-Casseres teaches us how a common method used deejays and artists can be applied to business.

Bosslife

Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 6, 2015, at 8:00 AM – Filed under:

Paul Downs takes readers through a year in the life of running his small business, exposing all the ups and downs of being a boss.

Makeitmatter

Make it Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 17, 2015, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Scott Mautz asks us "Do you matter at work?" and teaches managers how to make sure their employees feel they do.

Disruptyou

Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

By Blyth Meier, published July 7, 2015, at 9:06 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative

Digital media innovator Jay Samit investigates disruption's lessons for the entrepreneur.

Nooneevertoldusthat

No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 1, 2015, at 8:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Acclaimed investment advisor and novelist John Spooner has a new book of practical advice for any young person just getting a start in life.