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We are known for our business book expertise, but most of our staff started working here because of our passion for books, not business. 800-CEO-READ is a company filled with voracious readers—talented, creative individuals who know books, and who excel at getting the right books into the hands of the right people. Whenever we can, we like to do that by telling you about the books we’ve been reading.




Exitwest

What We're Reading Over Memorial Day Weekend

By Blyth Meier, published May 23, 2018, at 1:08 PM – Filed under: The Company

Our staff members share the books they will be reading over the holiday weekend.

Askamanager

10 Books for New Graduates

By Blyth Meier, published May 9, 2018, at 11:21 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

These ten books make perfect gifts for your new grads, as they begin to navigate the Rest of Their Lives.

Storydriven

Story Driven: You Don’t Need to Compete When You Know Who You Are

By Sally Haldorson, published April 11, 2018, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Bernadette Jiwa teaches us to be better marketers, marketers who insist on authenticity and truth, and so much more in the process.

Poweronlyness

The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World

By Sally Haldorson, published August 29, 2017, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Nilofer Merchant’s message is so critical now, calling us to identify what is good in ourselves and to connect with what is good in others so that, together, we can dent the world.  

Homesick photo

End of Summer Staff Reading

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 23, 2017, at 9:47 AM – Filed under: The Company

Here's what our staff has been reading during the gorgeous Milwaukee summer.

Hunch

Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing

By Sally Haldorson, published June 13, 2017, at 3:13 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Bernadette Jiwa's new book is a reminder that we shouldn't surrender our human faculty to the advance of big data.

Howcyclingcansave

How Cycling Can Save the World

By Blyth Meier, published June 7, 2017, at 2:53 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

A manifesto for everyday cycling from The Guardian's Peter Walker is an urgent call for today's world.

Doublebind

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.

Optionb

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.

Encyclopediaextraordinarylife

The Language of Loss is the Language of Life

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

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

Irresistible

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.