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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.




Competingagainstluck

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 4, 2016, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

In his new book, Clayton Christensen—one of the giants of business thought and business books—offers a new theory of innovation.

Eliteminds

Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 28, 2016, at 10:30 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

In his new book, sport psychologist and leadership consultant Dr. Stan Beecham helps us reprogram our brains to reach our full potential.

Powerparadox

The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 18, 2016, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dacher Keltner has written a "revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power."

Purposeeffect

The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 16, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Dan Pontefract explains why he uses the term team member instead of employee.

Makingitinamerica

Making It in America: A 12-Point Plan for Growing Your Business and Keeping Jobs at Home

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2016, at 9:45 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

John D. Bassett reveals the "private thinking and our fresh leadership approach" that allowed Vaughan-Bassett Furniture to keep production in America as the rest of the industry moved it overseas, and not only survive, but thrive in that environment.

Failedit

Failed It!: How to Turn Mistakes Into Ideas and Other Advice for Successfully Screwing Up

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

In his new book, Erik Kessels celebrates the fine art of making mistakes and moving ideas.

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.