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It can be hard to know if a book is right for you until you actually start reading it. So, we get excerpts from recent business books so you can take a peek inside.




Winlosing

Win At Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead To Our Greatest Gains

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 20, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Sam Weinman explains why many who emerge from the depths of a failed business tend to be better off from the experience.

Swiped

Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 19, 2016, at 12:55 PM – Filed under:

In Chapter 7 of his new book on protecting yourself from identity theft, Adam Levin describes Ann Cavoukian’s seven principles of privacy by design

Drawwin

Draw to Win: A Crash Course on How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate with Your Visual Mind

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 15, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under:

Dan Roam explains why our oldest technologies is still one of our best.

Workwithoutstress

Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 4, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

An excerpt from Derek Roger and Nick Petrie's Work Without Stress helps us understand the dangers of “toxic achieving.”

Competingagainstluck

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 4, 2016, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

In his new book, Clayton Christensen—one of the giants of business thought and business books—offers a new theory of innovation.

Eliteminds

Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 28, 2016, at 10:30 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

In his new book, sport psychologist and leadership consultant Dr. Stan Beecham helps us reprogram our brains to reach our full potential.

Powerparadox

The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 18, 2016, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dacher Keltner has written a "revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power."

Purposeeffect

The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 16, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Dan Pontefract explains why he uses the term team member instead of employee.

Makingitinamerica

Making It in America: A 12-Point Plan for Growing Your Business and Keeping Jobs at Home

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2016, at 9:45 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

John D. Bassett reveals the "private thinking and our fresh leadership approach" that allowed Vaughan-Bassett Furniture to keep production in America as the rest of the industry moved it overseas, and not only survive, but thrive in that environment.

Failedit

Failed It!: How to Turn Mistakes Into Ideas and Other Advice for Successfully Screwing Up

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

In his new book, Erik Kessels celebrates the fine art of making mistakes and moving ideas.

Connectography

Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 19, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity

A lover of maps from an early age, Parag Khanna talks about how to view and navigate the world "when both the 'death of globalization' and the 'age of hyper-globalization' are heralded with equal confidence."

Goodmoney

Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 12, 2016, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy

Bob Benmosche tells the story of how he pulled AIG back from the brink of bankruptcy and engineered one of history's most astonishing corporate turnarounds.