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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.




Connectography

Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 19, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity

A lover of maps from an early age, Parag Khanna talks about how to view and navigate the world "when both the 'death of globalization' and the 'age of hyper-globalization' are heralded with equal confidence."

Goodmoney

Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 12, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy

Bob Benmosche tells the story of how he pulled AIG back from the brink of bankruptcy and engineered one of history's most astonishing corporate turnarounds.

Quenchyourownthirst

Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two

By Blyth Meier, published April 12, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative

Founder of The Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, offers his unique perspective when it comes to business, beer, and turning your passion into a successful company or career.

Masteringnewmedia

Mastering the New Media Landscape

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 30, 2016, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Barbara Cave Henricks and Rusty Shelton teach us some ways to futureproof our media presence.

Platformrevolution

Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy—And How to Make Them Work for You

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 25, 2016, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Innovation & Creativity

Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary explain how the platform revolution is transforming the world as we know it and the work we do & and are able to do—along the way.

Storytellerssecret

The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch On and Others Don't

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 23, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under:

Internationally bestselling author Carmine Gallo reveals the secrets to telling powerful, inspiring, and game-changing stories.

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.