Excerpts Rss

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: 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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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: 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.


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.


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.


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."


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.