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We move a lot of books here at 800-CEO-READ, but we have said for years that we are really in the business of moving ideas. One of the ways we do that in addition to moving books, is bringing those ideas directly to you here through thoughtful interviews with the authors we work with.  




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Thinker in Residence - John Hope Bryant on Business and Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 11, 2014, at 4:21 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy, Narrative & Biography

"It’s not like we delivered 'the memo' and poor, working class and middle class folks flubbed it and failed the test. We were simply never given the memo. " ~John Hope Bryant

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with John Hope Bryant

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 10, 2014, at 2:53 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Narrative & Biography

"As I looked around me, throughout the course of my life, it just dawned on me that Americans' and America’s real value was hiding in plain sight. " ~John Hope Bryant

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Thinker in Residence: John Hope Bryant

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 9, 2014, at 4:25 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

"The most dangerous person in the world is a person with no hope. " ~John Hope Bryant

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Thinker in Residence - Ryan Holiday on Business & Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2014, at 12:28 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

"How do you not delude yourself with a story about your business but stay focused on the vision you have for it five years down the road? " ~Ryan Holiday

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with Ryan Holiday

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 8, 2014, at 2:30 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

"Our perceptions and inner dialogue determine to a large degree what what we are capable of. And if they push us towards acting instead of passivity, it becomes a feedback loop that becomes easier over time. " ~Ryan Holiday

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Thinker in Residence: Ryan Holiday

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2014, at 5:26 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

"We decide what we will make of each and every situation. " ~Ryan Holiday

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Thinker in Residence: Warren Berger on Business & Books

By Sally Haldorson, published April 18, 2014, at 11:42 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

"On the big questions of finding meaning, fulfillment, and happiness, we're deluged with answers--in the form of off-the-shelf advice, tips, strategies from experts and gurus. It shouldn't be any wonder if those generic solutions don't quite fit: To get to our answers, we must formulate and work through the questions ourselves. " ~Warren Berger

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with Warren Berger

By Sally Haldorson, published April 18, 2014, at 5:50 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

"We have an education and business culture that tends to reward quick factual answers over imaginative inquiry. Questioning isn’t encouraged—it is barely tolerated. " ~Warren Berger

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Thinker in Residence: Warren Berger

By Sally Haldorson, published April 17, 2014, at 5:29 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

"We’re all hungry today for better answers. But first, we must learn to ask the right questions. " Warren Berger believes questions are more important than answers.

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Thinker in Residence: Richard Sheridan on Business & Books

By Sally Haldorson, published January 17, 2014, at 7:10 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

When you visit the website for Menlo Innovations, you'll find a link titled "Experience by Reading" on the top bar. Click there, and you'll find not only find information about Menlo books, but also a link to Recommended Reading, which features 25 books from innovation to design to social science. So this edition of "On Business & Books" is particularly appropriate.

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with Richard Sheridan

By Sally Haldorson, published January 16, 2014, at 9:25 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

I also came to an important realization: I wasn’t running towards risk by making these changes, I was running away from risk. What was at risk was me. I was around 40 years old at the time I started down this path.

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Thinker in Residence: Richard Sheridan

By Sally Haldorson, published January 15, 2014, at 8:04 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Richard Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc. is the CEO, Chief Storyteller and co-founder of Menlo Innovations. Here's his story: Rich knew at 13 years old what he was going to do the rest of his career when he typed in a two-line program into a Teletype and the computer came back and typed back “HI RICH”.