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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.


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.


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: Narrative & Biography

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: Innovation & Creativity, Narrative & Biography

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.