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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.




When

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 5, 2018, at 11:43 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dan Pink's newest book digs into the science of the one thing we all wish we had more of—time—and explains why the question "when?" may be even more important than "what?"

Youhadjoblife

You Had a Job for Life: Story of a Company Town

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 22, 2017, at 8:37 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography

Jamie Sayen tells the story of Groveton, New Hampshire, and the mill that was once the life of the community, in the residents' own words.

Reputation

Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 15, 2017, at 1:44 PM – Filed under:

Gloria Origgi has written a book on reputation that mixes the latest social science with the most timeless lessons of philosophy and literature to explore how our inner lives interact with and affect our social lives.

Beernomics

Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 1, 2017, at 8:54 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Narrative & Biography

Johan Swinnen & Devin Briski have written a history of the world through the lens of beer brewing and distribution.

Breakingbadhabits

Breaking Bad Habits: Defy Industry Norms and Reinvigorate Your Business

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 17, 2017, at 12:23 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Freek Vermeulen believes that the key to innovation may not be finding something to add to your organization, but finding something to subtract.

Dollarssense

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 10, 2017, at 12:27 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler make thinking about what we do wrong with money a lot of fun.

Uterusfeaturenotbug

A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 3, 2017, at 11:50 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry

Sarah Lacy takes us on her journey through the patriarchy, and gives us a guide for personal and professional noncompliance with and resistance to it.

Shortfall

Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 27, 2017, at 1:40 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Narrative & Biography

Alice Echols tells the story of her grandfather, It's a Wonderful Life, and a lie at the heart of the American narrative.

Startupway

The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 20, 2017, at 12:40 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Eric Ries has written both a philosophical treatise for a new form of management and an entrepreneurial engineering guide to doing the work on the ground.

Four

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 13, 2017, at 12:58 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Scott Galloway tells the story of the four technology companies dominating the economy and world today, providing lessons on each that entertain, inform, and may cause some alarm.

Powermoments

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 5, 2017, at 3:10 PM – Filed under:

Chip and Dan Heath show us how to make the most of the moments that are presented to us, and how to manufacture more impactful moments for ourselves and others.

Blueoceanshift

Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing—Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 29, 2017, at 8:53 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne are back with a new book about how to implement blue ocean strategies.