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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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Q&A with Steven Clifford, Author of The CEO Pay Machine

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 25, 2017, at 8:47 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Steven Clifford's new book describes what has caused CEO compensation to explode over the last four decades, how it damages companies, the economy, and our democracy, and what we can do about it.

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A Q&A with Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant about Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

By Sally Haldorson, published April 24, 2017, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Our General Manager, Sally Haldorson, recently sent Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant five carefully considered questions about their new book. They responded in kind.

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A Q&A with Leslie Michelson about The Patient's Playbook

By Sally Haldorson, published October 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under:

Our general manager, Sally Haldorson, sent Leslie Michelson some questions about The Patient's Playbook.

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Shadow Courts: The Tribunals That Rule Global Trade

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 12, 2016, at 12:00 PM – Filed under:

In Shadow Courts, Haley Sweetland Edwards reports on the particulars, and the particular problems, of Investor-State Dispute Settlement, the shadow courts that rule international trade.

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A Q&A with Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 26, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Charles Duhigg's first book, The Power of Habit, changed the way we view how habits form and how they change. His new book, Smarter Faster Better, released last month, is having a similar impact in the areas of motivation and performance. We sent him some questions about it all.

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Adam Grant on Business and Books

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 3, 2016, at 9:15 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

We wrap up our Thinker in Residence with Adam Grant by asking him what unanswered question he has about business, and what books have inspired him in the work he does.

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A Q&A with Adam Grant

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 2, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Adam Grant's new book, Originals, drops today. He was kind enough to take some time during what's surely a busy launch to answer some questions for us.

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Cal Newport on Work Culture and Books

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 21, 2016, at 9:15 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

In the second part of our interview with Cal Newport, we ask him what his biggest question about work culture is, and what books have influenced him.

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A Q&A with Cal Newport

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 20, 2016, at 3:15 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Cal Newport has a penchant for challenging accepted wisdom and exposing a deeper truth in our work lives. His new book explains why the technology taking over our work is undermining our ability to do it to our greatest ability.

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Brian Solis on Business and Books

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 8, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Brian Solis tells us what question in business he's most interested in answering, and what business books have inspired him so far on his journey.

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A Q&A with Brian Solis

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 7, 2015, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

Brian Solis talks to us about experience architecture, how to implement it throughout a company, and get it right throughout the customer's journey with your company.

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Jane McGonigal on Business and Books

By Ryan Schleicher, published September 17, 2015, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

We wrap up our residency with Jane McGonigal with questions we ask every author about business and books.