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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.


Sense and Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 15, 2017, at 9:45 AM – Filed under:

Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden explain that a "new level of volatility and uncertainty is one of the side effects of the digital revolution" and tell us businesses must become "sensing organizations," and "need new ways to respond."


The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 24, 2017, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

The 50th Anniversary of Peter Drucker's seminal book is being released today.


Win At Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead To Our Greatest Gains

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 20, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Sam Weinman explains why many who emerge from the depths of a failed business tend to be better off from the experience.


Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 19, 2016, at 12:55 PM – Filed under:

In Chapter 7 of his new book on protecting yourself from identity theft, Adam Levin describes Ann Cavoukian’s seven principles of privacy by design


Draw to Win: A Crash Course on How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate with Your Visual Mind

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 15, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under:

Dan Roam explains why our oldest technologies is still one of our best.


Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 4, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

An excerpt from Derek Roger and Nick Petrie's Work Without Stress helps us understand the dangers of “toxic achieving.”


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.


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.


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."


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.


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: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography

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.


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.