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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.




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.

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.