November 17, 2014

News & Opinion: The 5-8-40 Business Gift Book Club

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 12:00 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry, The Company

Impress your boss with your depth of business book knowledge or empower your employees with books to help them grow... or just treat that special business someone in your life.

The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards recognize the best business books released every year. We announced the awards longlist last Thursday, and you can now benefit from our tenacious exploration of business books by using our awards to construct custom gift book packages to fit the business people in your life, regardless of what business they’re in or what role they play.

If you’re the math-y type, think of “Gifts & Resolutions” as 5-8-40.


Pick one of the following categories and receive the five shortlisted books that rose to the top of each category. It’s like a masterclass in specific business knowledge:
  • General Business
  • Leadership & Management
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Personal Development
  • Finance & Economics


Or, if you’re looking for the créme de la créme of each awards category, you can get the eight books that won each of the above categories, and are shortlisted for the overall best business book of the year.

Category winners will be announced on Monday, December 8th, so you can trust our infinite wisdom and preorder without actually knowing the winners. Or, simply check back on December 8th. If you’re on the fence, here are our previous years’ winners.


And, if the business book reader in your life is especially ambitious, gift them all 40 books. It’s like giving them a crash course MBA, or a contemporary update to the one they might already have.

Simply visit the 5-8-40 "Gifts and Resolutions" product page by to get a jump on getting your special business someone the gift of the best business books of 2014.