Staff Picks Rss

We are known for our business book expertise, but most of our staff started working here because of our passion for books, not business. 800-CEO-READ is a company filled with voracious readers—talented, creative individuals who know books, and who excel at getting the right books into the hands of the right people. Whenever we can, we like to do that by telling you about the books we’ve been reading.


What is your favorite summer reading?

By Blyth Meier, published June 23, 2015, at 9:01 AM – Filed under: The Company

Our staff picks summer reading—what they recommend, what they are looking forward to, and what they just cleared their decks to pay attention to.


The Great Disruption: How Business Is Coping with Turbulent Times

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 19, 2015, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography

Adrian Woolridge's Shumpeter column for The Economist has been mined for the best material and published as a book.

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The Fly Trap

By Michael, published June 9, 2015, at 2:00 PM – Filed under:

Swedish entomologist Fredrik Sjöberg shares ruminations born from a life spent collecting, cataloging, and studying one very specific creature.


Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 3, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Mark Vanhoenacker's new book Skyfaring is a beautifully constructed, exquisitely written love letter to flying.


What book have you recommended the most?

By Blyth Meier, published May 27, 2015, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: The Company

Our personal book-pushing habits run the gamut from fantasy to children’s books to memoir and beyond.


The Automatic Customer by John Warrillow

By Blyth Meier, published May 6, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Narrative & Biography

A nuts-and-bolts overview of the subscription business model for those ready to put pen to paper.


What book do you want to read again?

By Blyth Meier, published May 5, 2015, at 10:05 AM – Filed under: The Company

Here’s the books that surely will find their way back to the reading piles of our staff and board.

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Fed, White, and Blue and Finding Identity Through Life’s Transactions

By Ryan Schleicher, published April 29, 2015, at 11:42 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Simon Majumdar went on a mission to discover what it means to be American by exploring what he knows best, food.

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What books are currently on your nightstand?

By Blyth Meier, published April 20, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: The Company

Here’s what’s currently piled up on our collective nightstands, begging for our attention.


How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson

By Michael, published April 10, 2015, at 7:30 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dr. Scott takes on the importance of where kids spend their time. The book is a manifesto on the importance of getting outdoors, and a handbook to show you how.


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Revised)

By Blyth Meier, published April 7, 2015, at 2:08 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

How much GTD is enough when you want a "mind like water"?


What Did You Read As a Child?

By Blyth Meier, published March 24, 2015, at 11:03 AM – Filed under: The Company

Find out which books encouraged our staff to be life-long readers.