Staff Picks Rss

Our staff has been following business books for decades. We know the genre, and how to put new books in a larger context for you. These are our most recent staff picks.


Double Bind: Women on Ambition

By Sally Haldorson, published May 16, 2017, at 11:10 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Robin Romm has edited a book of essays from successful women that takes on "the last feminist taboo"—ambition.


Redefining Resilience and Telling a New Life Story: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant's Option B

By Sally Haldorson, published April 17, 2017, at 11:15 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

This is what Option B offers: for the grieving, a guide to recovery and resilience; for the empathetic, a guide to responding and respecting others whose life stories we can’t pretend to know.


The Language of Loss is the Language of Life

By Sally Haldorson, published March 20, 2017, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Facing the loss of life requires a new kind of language, one that isn't secret, but shared.


Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

By Blyth Meier, published March 8, 2017, at 11:05 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Marketing & Sales

Adam Alter shines a light on behavioral addiction, and re-orients our relationship with the technologies we live with every day.


Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

By Blyth Meier, published February 15, 2017, at 2:29 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Tiffany Dufu helps us clarify what matters most—and what doesn't—so we can leverage our highest and best use at home and work.


What our staff is reading this summer

By Blyth Meier, published August 8, 2016, at 9:11 AM – Filed under: The Company

Summer means lazy vacations and digging in to a good book. Here's what's in our summer reading piles (a.k.a. beach bags).

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You Got This!: Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World

By Blyth Meier, published April 28, 2016, at 10:30 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Innovation & Creativity

Maya S. Penn's must-read young adult business book is the perfect way to celebrate today's Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.


Born for This, and The Atomic Weight of Love (for What You Do)

By Sally Haldorson, published April 27, 2016, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

In Born for This, Chris Guilllebeau has given us a primer on "any number of scenarios that create job dissatisfaction, and reveals tips and tricks on how to make a change."


What Works: Gender Equality By Design

By Sally Haldorson, published April 7, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Behavioral scientist Iris Bohnet presents 36 research-based design suggestions to circumvent the unconscious biases that prevent gender equality in organizations.


How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life

By Ryan Schleicher, published February 17, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent discoveries in behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our every day.


The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America

By Michael, published February 16, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

In her new book, Ann Neumann looks squarely at the issues surrounding death and dying in America.


This is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon

By Sally Haldorson, published February 11, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers have written a speedy compendium of sports stories and human behavioral tendencies that serves up social science insight with agility and good humor.