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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 2014

By Michael, published July 29, 2014, at 7:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Well here we are again—Summer is drawing to a close and we've hardly put a dent in that towering stack of summer reads. Don't fret, though—we still have a few weeks to sneak in a couple more books. Here are some new titles for Summer's end that'll help you start your Fall off right, with plenty of great ideas and new perspectives.

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Books To Watch: February 2014

By Michael, published January 30, 2014, at 7:30 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Eventually it'll be time to crack a book or fire up that ereader. You'll be wise to consider these four promising titles for February.

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A New KnowledgeBlocks Giveaway! Thinking in New Boxes

By Sally Haldorson, published September 11, 2013, at 2:21 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

We're giving away 20 copies of Thinking in New Boxes by Luc De Brabandere and Alan Iny, thanks to our friends at Random House. Sign up over on KnowledgeBlocks to win! "Boxes can include, among many other things, ideas, approaches, philosophies, tactics, theories, patterns, and strategies.

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Books to Watch: September 2013

By Michael, published August 29, 2013, at 5:00 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry

Is it really almost September? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was holding a flickering sparkler in one hand while sipping from a perspiring brown bottle of New Glarus. Well it's true; summer really is almost over.

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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.