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Thousands of books about business and leadership are published every year, and while we wish we could read them all, we just don't have the time.
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We're now halfway through 2018, and these are the new business and leadership books published so far that Goodreads members love. From dissecting business scandals to guiding you through awkward office situations, the 10 books offer interesting, entertaining, and actionable insights about the worlds of business, tech, and leadership.
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Goodreads rating: 4.37 stars from 3,098+ ratings
An essential book that unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides readers with a toolkit for building a cohesive, innovative culture, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code.
Goodreads rating: 4.21 stars from 2,264+ ratings
Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.
In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each.
Goodreads rating: 4.44 stars from 19,267+ ratings
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.
Goodreads rating: 4.2 stars from 1,157+ ratings
When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. In her new book, she shares what she learned there and elsewhere in Silicon Valley.
Goodreads rating: 4.05 stars from 2,341+ ratings
Measure What Matters is about using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), a revolutionary approach to goal-setting, to make tough choices in business. Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations.
This book will show you how to collect timely, relevant data to track progress — to measure what matters. It will help any organization or team aim high, move fast, and excel.
Goodreads rating: 4.32 stars from 467+ ratings
Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. It's a refreshing dose of forward-looking feminism that will resonate with smart, professional women who know what they want and are looking for real advice to take their career to the next level without losing themselves in the process.
Goodreads rating: 3.91 stars from 479+ ratings
There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does — and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career.
Goodreads rating: 4.15 stars from 390+ ratings
Like the original What Got You Here, this new book will help women identify specific behaviors that keep them from realizing their full potential, no matter what stage they are in their career. It will also help them identify why what worked for them in the past will not necessarily get them where they want to go in the future — and how to finally shed those behaviors so they can advance to the next level, whatever that may be.
Goodreads rating: 4.44 stars from 395+ ratings
Rand Fishkin, the founder and former CEO of Moz, is one of the world's leading experts on SEO. Moz is now a $45 million a year business, but Fishkin's business and reputation took 15 years to grow, and his startup began not in a Harvard dorm room but as a mother-and-son family business that fell deeply into debt.
Now Fishkin pulls back the curtain on tech startup mythology, exposing the ups and downs of startup life that most CEOs would rather keep secret.
Goodreads rating: 3.92 stars from 195 ratings
Francesca Gino has discovered that rebels — those who practice “positive deviance” at work — are harder to manage, but they are good for the bottom line: their passion, drive, curiosity, and creativity raise the entire organization to a new level.
Packed with strategies for embracing rebellion at work and in life, and illuminating case studies ranging from the world of fine dining to fast food chains to corporations such as Google and Pixar, Rebel Talent encourages all of us to rebel against what’s comfortable, so that we can thrive.
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