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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.




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Return on Character

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 20, 2015, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Fred Kiel, author of Return on Character help us define and determine character in our daily lives.

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A Curious Mind

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 15, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

In the Introduction to A Curious Mind, Brian Grazer answers an obvious question: "What’s a guy like [him] doing writing a book about curiosity?"

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Exceptionalize It!

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 14, 2015, at 8:30 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Now that you've found success, it's smooth sailing from here on out, right? Wrong, says Lior Arussy in The Success Trap.

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Caring Economics

By Blyth Meier, published April 6, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Can economic systems by compassionate? Experts in neuroscience, Buddhism, and ethics tackle this complex question.

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Message Not Received: Why Business Communication is Broken and How to Fix It

By Ryan Schleicher, published March 30, 2015, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Is management a true science? It’s a contentious issue with enormous stakes. Phil Simon, author of Message Not Received, answers.

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The Other "F" Word

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 25, 2015, at 9:45 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

John Danner and Mark Coopersmith take us on a deep dive into a "largely untapped and misunderstood strategic resource"—failure.

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Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 12, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Harry Kramer, author of From Values to Action has a story in Becoming the Best that intimately illustrates "The Importance of Self-Reflection."

Underhood

Under the Hood: Fire Up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 4, 2015, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Stan Slap's words grace an entire wall of our conference room, and we're really excited about his new book Under the Hood.

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The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 3, 2015, at 10:02 AM – Filed under:

Guy Kawasaki explains why he updated his classic book on entrepreneurship, The Art of the Start.

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Leadership for a Fractured World: How to Cross Boundaries, Build Bridges, and Lead Change

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 2, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Many business books have forewords written by fellow business authors. Dean Williams got his from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Captivology

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 25, 2015, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Captivology, from the cofounder of venture capital firm DominateFund and former editor of Mashable, teaches us how to get and maintain attention.

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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant (Expanded Edition)

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 9, 2015, at 10:13 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne tell us how numbers-based goals are ineffective, even counterproductive, motivation—and what to replace them with.