Big Ideas & New Perspectives


How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart

By Gabbi Cisneros, published July 9, 2019, at 9:30 AM in Staff Picks

Gabbi reviews a book that teaches us how plants and people aren't so different.


How to Read the Constitution—and Why

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 3, 2019, at 2:15 PM in Editor's Choice

Kim Wehle writes of the importance of the Constitution and how it is under threat.


The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 2, 2019, at 12:15 PM in Excerpts

From bestselling author Jon Gordon and rising star Damon West comes "The Coffee Bean," an illustrated fable that teaches readers how to transform their environment, overcome challenges, and create positive change.


Books to Watch in July

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 2, 2019, at 12:00 PM in New Releases

20 books we're interested in getting to know better in July.


One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 21, 2019, at 4:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Charles Fishman tells "the remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon."


Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 7, 2019, at 3:06 PM in Editor's Choice

David Kaye's new book addresses how the internet has changed from a decentralized platform for free expression into a stream of propaganda, hate speech, and disinformation, and how to turn back the tide.


Business Books to Watch in June

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2019, at 1:30 PM in New Releases

In order of their release dates, these are some of the books we'll be exploring further in June.


The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions about the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 4, 2019, at 10:00 AM in Excerpts

An excerpt from Daniel Kahneman's Foreword to the conclusion to the Edge Question Series, the world’s bestselling science book series, with more than one million copies sold.


Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 31, 2019, at 3:15 PM in Editor's Choice

Oliver Bullough's investigation into the dark side of globalization and "the crooks and kleptocrats who rule the world" is both terrifying and eye-opening.


Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer

By Gabbi Cisneros, published May 16, 2019, at 11:30 AM in Staff Picks

The newest member of our marketing team, Gabbi Cisneros, reviews Bren Smith's journey to becoming an ocean farmer.


From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 14, 2019, at 9:30 AM in Excerpts

Joy Wiggins and Kami Anderson's new book explores how "patriarchy has created an environment for women to knowingly and unknowingly sabotage each other," and how to build a culture of support instead.


Iterate: Ten Lessons in Design and Failure

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 10, 2019, at 1:56 PM in Editor's Choice

John Sharp and Colleen Macklin explore iteration and creativity in both an academic and intensely human manner through ten case studies.