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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.




Otherfword

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.

Becomingbest

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.

Blueoceanstrategy

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.

Zombieloyalists

Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 27, 2015, at 7:30 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

Dr. Shanklove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Zombies with Peter Shankman

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The Best Place to Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 2, 2015, at 11:20 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Ron Friedman on "The Defining Feature of Renowned Artists, Star Athletes, and Successful Organizations."

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A Year with Peter Drucker

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 2, 2014, at 2:27 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Joseph A. Maciariello's new book allows you to spend a full year in the teachings of "the father of management."

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Twitter Is Not a Strategy

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 17, 2014, at 11:33 AM – Filed under:

"Regardless of whether it is cola or computers being sold, the exploding array of digital channels presents increased opportunities to connect and confuse."

Chineserules

Chinese Rules

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 4, 2014, at 9:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography

Tim Clissold's Mr. China is one of the great books on China's rise. He is now back with a new book, Chinese Rules, to update the situation there.