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Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books, and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.

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Whydosomany

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?: (And How to Fix It)

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 15, 2019, at 1:59 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic's HBR article, "Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?" has become one of the most read in recent years. There is a reason for that, and an answer to the question he poses.

Poweragency

The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 8, 2019, at 4:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

Dr. Paul Napper and Anthony Rao, Ph.D., examine how we can regain agency and live a more independent, yet connected and fulfilled, life in an age of distraction.

Burn

Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 1, 2019, at 3:30 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity

Albert Bates and Kathleen Draper's new book explains how we can rebuild our economy and reverse climate change by reversing the flow of our carbon economy.

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No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 22, 2019, at 2:06 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy have written a book that can help us build a more emotionally mature workplace, and maybe even a kinder world.

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Bedtime Stories for Managers: Farewell, Lofty Leadership… Welcome, Engaging Management

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Henry Mintzberg offers 42 stories that will challenge and change the conventional wisdom we too often accept about the business world and its role in the society that it's supposed to serve.

Digitalminimalism

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 8, 2019, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Cal Newport offers a philosophy to combat the more damaging effects of a digital age dominated by "attention economy conglomerates," and strategies for living a more deliberate, intentional, and fulfilled life.

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Team Human

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 25, 2019, at 3:46 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Douglas Rushkoff diagnoses the structural problems of the digital age, and points the way toward human liberation.

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The 2018 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 17, 2019, at 6:25 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Publishing Industry, The Company

The 2018 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year is Anand Giridharadas' diagnosis of "how the global elite's efforts to 'change the world' preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve."

Fiber

Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 11, 2019, at 3:41 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Susan Crawford's new book makes the case that upgrading American homes to fiber optic cable connections is not only a business and economic imperative, but a critical social justice issue as well.

Culturecode

800-CEO-READ's Bestselling Books of 2018

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 8, 2019, at 11:30 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry, The Company

Taking a look back at our bestsellers in 2018 has once again put me in a reflective state of mind.

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55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 4, 2019, at 3:06 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Elizabeth White has written a book that we believe can help a good part of a generation, and those that follow it, adapt to a new normal of financial instability as the social contract has been upended.

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Inside the Longlist: Current Events & Public Affairs

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 27, 2018, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

This week, we'll be taking a closer look inside the longlist at the five books we believe to be the best in the category of Current Events & Public Affairs.