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One of the ongoing questions in the life of a reader is, what should I read next. We’re here to help you answer that question, following the constant flood of books being released in the business genre and filtering the best of them here for you to discover.




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Books to Watch: August 2013

By Michael, published July 31, 2013, at 8:16 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

If you're like me, your summer reading list is infinite—wonderful-looking books in a towering protean stack which both promises blissful enrichment and threatens utter annihilation by way of procrastination and its associated guilt. And summer isn't even over yet. Don't get discouraged.

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Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

By Sally Haldorson, published January 30, 2013, at 12:51 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Have you ever driven to or from work only to arrive at your destination not remembering much at all about the drive? If someone asked you to describe the colors of the other houses on your street, could you? We often excuse our lack of attention or memory by saying that we are "on autopilot.

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Daring Greatly

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 10, 2012, at 9:46 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. " —Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizenship in a Republic," Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910 I've always loved that quote from the two-term president, naturalist and explorer, soldier and cowboy progressive Teddy Roosevelt.

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Uncertainty

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 29, 2011, at 7:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I remember taking swimming lessons when I was a kid. I hated them. They were early in the morning so the water was a bit colder than usual, and besides, it was swimming - something I couldn't really do, and worst case scenario, if I really screwed up, could drown from it.

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World Water Day and The Big Thirst

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2011, at 9:35 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993, World Water Day is held annually on March 22. It's a day to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and sustainable management of water resources that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. With over half of the world's population now living in cities, this year's focus is understandably on water and urbanization, under the slogan "Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge.

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The Filter Bubble exclusive offer

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 15, 2011, at 8:35 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Are you getting the information you need or is it being hidden from you? This is the question examined in Eli Pariser's new book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You. Most sites on the web have begun using your online history as cues to narrow down what you will see in the future.

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An Excerpt from Voice-of-the-Customer Marketing

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 18, 2010, at 9:47 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Ernan Roman didn't just fall off the marketing turnip wagon. Rather than just discussing the latest trends in marketing—in social media and elsewhere—he puts them in a larger context and provides you with performance indicators and benchmarks to measure your marketing efforts over time. And he has the experience to do so.

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LeaveSmarter with Jonathan Byrnes

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 22, 2010, at 8:05 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

We were thrilled to have Jonathan L. S. Byrnes, author of Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink, in Milwaukee yesterday to speak at our latest LeaveSmarter* event, held on the third floor of the breathtaking Grohmann Museum.

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An inBubbleControversy?

By Sally Haldorson, published May 13, 2010, at 4:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

After I posted my new inBubbleWrap article and giveaway last week, a friend commented with a link to a This American Life story which looked into the validity of Steve Poizner's written account of his time at Mount Pleasant, the high school where he, a successful Silicon Valley business man, volunteered to teach for a year in the early 2000's. The accusation against Poizner is that he greatly exaggerated just how downtrodden the school and its students really were. He describes the neighborhood as having "[y]ellowing, weedy gardens" and "driveways marred by large oil spots or broken down cars," the school itself as "painted a surly brown" with "a big portal onto the campus.

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Twitterville Book Launch and Podcast

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 4, 2009, at 1:15 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Today I had a nice conversation with Shel Israel about his new book, Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods, which also, coincidentally was released today via Portfolio. In both our conversation and the book, Shel talks about how companies are becoming involved in Twitter to do better business. He tells stories about companies like Dell, who are getting a better grasp on those dissatisfied with service they've received - and it's better than customer service, where a center waits for a call, and then attempts to deal with it as quickly as possible.

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The World is Flat, Yet Curved (and Excerpted)

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 9, 2008, at 4:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Yesterday saw the release of two books you won't want t to miss, Thomas Friedman's Hot, Flat and Crowded and David M. Snick's The World is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy. Judged by its title alone, you may think The World is Curved is a rebuke of Friedman's philosophy, but it's not.

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Johnny Bunko Trailer

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 4, 2008, at 3:35 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A trailer for Dan Pink's latest, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, released this very week. Johnny Bunko trailer from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.