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800-CEO-READ has been following business books more closely than any other company in the world for over thirty years. Our experience in and knowledge of business books allows us to put the latest releases and trends in a larger context for our readers, and our editorial director reviews the latest and greatest books in the genre each and every week of the year.




Badblood

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 25, 2018, at 12:45 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Management & Workplace Culture

John Carreyrou's new book is in part a story about truly atrocious leadership and management, and a powerful reminder of the importance and power of a free press.

Inpraisewastingtime

In Praise of Wasting Time

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 18, 2018, at 2:02 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Alan Lightman takes us on an exploration of time and our inner lives that we can use to reclaim our mental health and creativity.

Wouldyoudothat

Would You Do That to Your Mother?: The "Make Mom Proud" Standard for How to Treat Your Customers

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 11, 2018, at 1:17 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jeanne Bliss provides a single question that will make our businesses better, in every sense of the word "better."

Highspeedempire

High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 4, 2018, at 8:50 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Will Doig's book on Chinese expansion is a quick and concise guide through that terrain that will take you just a few hours.

Greatamericanoutpost

Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 27, 2018, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Maya Rao writes about "the ways in which the largest oil rush in modern US history wrestled with ephemeral and lasting interests, scam and legitimacy, and the power and failings of free enterprise."

Newpower

New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 20, 2018, at 3:45 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jeremy Heimans & Henry Timms detail how technology-enabled collaboration and mass participation are enabling a new power that is changing the world before our very eyes.

Howwomenrise

How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 12, 2018, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Our businesses, and society, are better off with more women in leadership. Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith have written a how-to guide for women to seize those positions of power and influence.

Excellencedividend

The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 6, 2018, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry, The Company

Tom Peters' latest book is in many ways a culmination of all he has learned over the past half-century, and a reminder of the simplest way to succeed in business: put people first.

Meltdown

Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 23, 2018, at 2:22 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik have written a book about the increasing complexity of the world that makes it easy to understand, and oddly enjoyable to read.

Dyingpaycheck

Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 16, 2018, at 2:24 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jeffrey Pfeffer explains why making employee health and well-being integral to the company’s culture and values is not only good for the employees, but a competitive advantage that is also good for the company’s bottom line.

Broadband

Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 9, 2018, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Narrative & Biography

Claire Evans tells the story of the computer, and the internet, through the women who developed the languages they speak.

Secondchance

A Second Chance: For You, For Me, And For The Rest Of Us

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 2, 2018, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Catherine Hoke knows that doing something wrong doesn’t make you a bad person, and that one's life shouldn’t be defined by the worst thing they’ve ever done. She works every day to make sure that's true for others.