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Onlyhumansneedapply
Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines
Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby have written a guide to retaining human agency in a future of increasingly automated work.

20 winners picked on 5/31/2016


Everydata
Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day
John Johnson and Mike Gluck have written a fascinating and highly entertaining examination of how we consume data.

20 winners picked on 5/23/2016


Reskillingamerica
Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the Twenty-First Century
Katherine S. Newman and Hella Winston explain why we need to reinvigorate our system of vocational training to meet the needs and promise of today's students and economy.

20 winners picked on 5/9/2016


Network
The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age
Scott Woolley gathers the threads of the first wireless communications breakthrough to spin a tale of intrigue and innovation that continues to this day.

20 winners picked on 5/3/2016


Cause
CAUSE!: A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness
In their latest book, Jackie and Kevin Freiberg have turned out a highly visual and inspirational treatise on the importance of cause in our lives, and in the lives of companies.

40 winners picked on 4/25/2016


Doordoor
Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation
Edward Humes takes us along on a "deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future."

20 winners picked on 4/18/2016


Investyourheartbeatswisely
Invest Your Heartbeats Wisely: Practical, Philosophical, and Principled Leadership Concepts for Business and Life
Theo Etzel talks about how to invest our own hearbeats more wisely, and how to lead others to do the same.

20 winners picked on 4/11/2016


Allleaderyoucanbe
All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence
Suzanne Bates and her team at Bates communications reveal the qualities you need to develop to be all the leader you can be.

20 winners picked on 4/4/2016


Silksilicon
From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives
Jeffrey E. Garten has penned a book about the history of globalization that is perfect for our times.

20 winners picked on 3/28/2016


Realleadership
Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose
John Addison has a down-home perspective on life, leadership, and business, and it all comes from his upbringing in a home down south.

20 winners picked on 3/21/2016


Askgaryvee
#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness
Gary Vaynerchuk is here to get you caught up on all things social media—and almost on all things period.

20 winners picked on 3/14/2016


Coachinghabit
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way Your Lead Forever
Michael Bungay Stanier has written an unassuming book that pack a tremendous impact.

20 winners picked on 3/7/2016


Dearchairman
Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism
Jeff Gramm has turned in a truly unique and fascinating book on shareholder activism, good corporate governance, value investing, and the history of the modern corporation.

20 winners picked on 3/2/2016


Indentured
Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA
Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss make a compelling case for changing the way the big business of college athletics is done.

20 winners picked on 2/23/2016


Pointis
The Point Is : Making Sense of Birth, Death, and Everything in Between
Lee Eisenberg offers up a guide to nothing less than the point of life, and how to narrate it.

20 winners picked on 2/16/2016


Persuadable
Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World
Al Pittampalli explains why persuadability and the ability to challenge your own beliefs is a key leadership trait.

20 winners picked on 2/8/2016


Bookshelf
An Awards Grab-Bag Giveaway
We're culling and shelving the books of 2015, which means we have some books to give away!

20 winners picked on 2/1/2016


Sustainableedge
The Sustainable Edge: 15 Minutes a Week to a Richer Entrepreneurial Life
Ron Carson and Scott Ford deliver a series of questions, and an easy process, for getting the most out of our life and work.

20 winners picked on 1/25/2016


Deepwork
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport teaches us why the ability to do "deep work" is more important than ever in a digital age, and how to get there.

20 winners picked on 1/18/2016


Reclaimyourbrain
Reclaim Your Brain: How to Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind, and Bring Your Life Back Under Control
Joseph A. Annibal, M.D., takes us on a tour of the brain to teach us how to calm the waters there.

20 winners picked on 1/12/2016


8cr awards seal 2015 outlines
The 2015 800-CEO-READ Business Books of the Year Shortlist
Today we're giving away all eight books on our shortlist to one lucky winner.

1 winners picked on 12/28/2015


Patientsplaybook
The Patient's Playbook
Leslie Michelson has written a book on how to be a better healthcare consumer that could literally teach you "how to save your life and the lives of those you love."

20 winners picked on 12/8/2015


Littlevictories
Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living
Jason Gay offers us simple rules to live by, the most important of which is to celebrate the "little victories" in everyday life.

20 winners picked on 11/30/2015


Womentransition
Women and Transition: Reinventing Work and Life
Linda Rossetti furthers the conversation of women in transition in the work and life by keeping the focus on women.

20 winners picked on 11/16/2015


Onesecondahead
One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness
Rasmus Hougaard teached us to speed up by slowing down, to be more effective by being more mindful.

20 winners picked on 11/9/2015