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Fall Favorites Business Catalog 2023

Posted by Sophie Butler on Sep 11, 2023

Fall Favorites Business Catalog 2023

Explore the Top Business Books Releasing Fall 2023

Autumn leaves and exciting reads are falling your way! Our highly anticipated Fall Favorites Business Catalog is here just in time for you to enjoy it with your pumpkin spice latte ?☕️

Our book experts have their pulse on what’s trending in the publishing industry! Each year as the leaves change and the air grows crisper, we release our Fall Favorites Business Catalog featuring a handpicked curation of the most anticipated and trending titles set to publish throughout the season. Selected with our clients’ interests and growth in mind, discover your next inspiring new read below!

1. The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset Into Action by Eduardo Briceño

To succeed in a fast-changing world, individuals and companies know they must create a culture of growth, where experimentation and feedback are encouraged, and learning is integrated into the everyday. Yet we often get stuck in a well-worn pattern of habits that don’t move us forward. Why?

Because many of us get trapped in the Performance Paradox: the counterintuitive phenomenon that if we focus only on performing, our performance suffers. How can we give ourselves the space to experiment and grow while also delivering high-level results?

Fostering growth mindset to elevate performance is Eduardo Briceño’s specialty. As CEO of Mindset Works and in his work with Fortune 500 companies, he discovered that mastering growth—personal, organizational, and financial—hinges on navigating the crucial balance between learning and performing. With Briceño’s innovative and refreshing framework of balancing learning and performing, individuals and companies can reach their boldest aspirations.


2. Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well by Amy Edmondson

We used to think of failure as the opposite of success. Now, we’re often torn between two “failure cultures”: one that says to avoid failure at all costs, the other that says fail fast, fail often. The trouble is that both approaches lack the crucial distinctions to help us separate good failure from bad. As a result, we miss the opportunity to fail well.

After decades of award-winning research, Amy Edmondson is here to upend our understanding of failure and make it work for us. In Right Kind of Wrong, Edmondson provides the framework to think, discuss, and practice failure wisely. She illustrates how we and our organizations can embrace our human fallibility, learn exactly when failure is our friend, and prevent most of it when it is not.

You’ll never look at failure the same way again after reading this revolutionary guide.


3. The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-First Century's Greatest Dilemma by Mustafa Suleyman

As co-founder of the pioneering AI company DeepMind, part of Google, Mustafa Suleyman has been at the centre of this AI revolution. The coming decade, he argues, will be defined by this wave of powerful, fast-proliferating new technologies.  

In The Coming Wave, Suleyman shows how these forces will create immense prosperity but also threaten the nation-state, the foundation of global order. As our fragile governments sleepwalk into disaster, we face an existential dilemma: unprecedented harms on one side, the threat of overbearing surveillance on the other.

This groundbreaking book from the ultimate AI insider establishes “the containment problem”—the task of maintaining control over powerful technologies—as the essential challenge of our age. 


4. Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss's Glossier by Marisa Meltzer

Called “one of the most disruptive brands in beauty” by Forbes, Glossier revolutionized the beauty industry with its sophisticated branding and unique approach to influencer marketing, almost-instantly making the company a juggernaut with rabid fans lining up for a chance to buy its coveted products.

At the center of the story lies Emily Weiss. She cannily turned every experience, every meeting into an opportunity to fuel her own personal success. Just how did a girl from suburban Connecticut with no real job experience work her way into the bathrooms and boudoirs of the most influential names in the world and build that access into a 1.9-billion-dollar business?

Glossy is a gripping portrait of not just one of the most important business leaders of her generation, but also a chronicle of an era.

5. Marketing Built by Love: A Human-Centered Foundation to Delight Your Customers, Increase Your Revenue, and Grow Your Business by Daniel Bussius

For decades, we’ve been told that marketing success is hidden behind secret strategies, hacks, and platforms promising incredible results. Yet those results never come, and business owners around the world are left with lost money and lost time—worse off than where they started.

In Marketing Built by Love, Daniel Bussius asserts, with compelling support from academic research, neuroscience, psychology, and over a decade of rigorous real-world testing, that there are four indispensable pillars to marketing success—pillars based on one reality of marketing that will never change: your audience is human.

Marketing Built by Love will reshape the way you think about marketing and how you communicate with your customers, giving you the framework and strategies you need to create repeatable, consistent marketing success today, tomorrow, and decades into the future.


6. Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot by Matt Abrahams

Develop the life-changing ability to excel in spontaneous communication situations—from public speaking to interviewing to networking—with these essential strategies.

In Think Faster, Talk Smarter, Stanford lecturer, podcast host, and communication expert Matt Abrahams provides tangible, actionable skills to help even the most anxious of speakers succeed when speaking spontaneously. Abrahams provides science-based strategies for managing anxiety, responding to the mood of the room, and making content concise, relevant, compelling, and memorable.

Whether it’s a prospective client asking you an unexpected question during a meeting or all eyes turning to you at a dinner party, you’ll know how to navigate the situation like a pro and bring out your very best. Think Faster, Talk Smarter is an accessible guide to communication that will help you master new techniques in no time.


7. Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments Into Extraordinary Results by Shane Parrish

You might believe you’re thinking clearly in the moments that matter most. But in all likelihood, when the pressure is on, you won’t be thinking at all. 

Clear Thinking gives you the tools to recognize the moments that have the potential to transform your trajectory, and reshape how you navigate the critical space between stimulus and response. Our behavioral defaults, groomed by biology, evolution, and culture, are primed to run the show for us if we don’t intervene.

Through stories, mental models, and more, Parrish offers the missing link between behavioral science and real-life outcomes. The result is a must-have manual for optimizing decision-making, gaining competitive advantage, and living a more intentional life. 


8. Speak-Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step Up by Stephen Shedletzky

We know the impacts of poor leadership: lackluster performance, missed opportunities, deleterious cultures, and, in some cases, disaster. While these issues are all too common, leaders also possess an immense opportunity. They can create a speak-up culture, one in which people feel it is both safe and worth it to share their ideas, concerns, disagreements, and even mistakes—all for the betterment of the organization.

Stephen Shedletzky has focused his career on helping leaders listen to and nurture the voices of others— to foster an environment where people feel heard and that they, their opinion, and their contributions matter. Speak-Up Culture shows you how creating such an environment is the responsibility and the advantage of every leader who wants to be great at leading, and who wants to create a better version of humanity while they do. 

Because the bottom line is that organizations with speak-up cultures are safer, more innovative, more engaged, and better-performing than their peers.

9. I Hope You Fail: Ten Hater Statements Holding You Back from Getting Everything You Want by Pinky Cole

We've all been told we can't do it. That we're not enough. That we grew up in the wrong neighborhood or had the wrong parents or made the wrong choices. That we can't be anything but a failure. . .What they don't tell you is that every obstacle and mess-up in your life has only prepared you for success.

Pinky has spent her life dreaming of financial security. Her life has been a series of lessons that have given her the tools to build a business that drew the attention of some of the world's top investors.

Filled with practical advice and motivational gut-punches, I Hope You Fail will teach you how to learn from your WTF moments and find fuel in your losses.


10. Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things by Adam Grant

We live in a world that’s obsessed with talent. We celebrate gifted students in school, natural athletes in sports, and child prodigies in music. But admiring people who start out with innate advantages leads us to overlook the distance we ourselves can travel. We underestimate the range of skills that we can learn and how good we can become. We can all improve at improving. And when opportunity doesn’t knock, there are ways to build a door.

Hidden Potential offers a new framework for raising aspirations and exceeding expectations. Adam Grant weaves together groundbreaking evidence, surprising insights, and vivid storytelling that takes us from the classroom to the boardroom, the playground to the Olympics, and underground to outer space.

This book reveals how anyone can rise to achieve greater things. The true measure of your potential is not the height of the peak you’ve reached, but how far you’ve climbed to get there.


11. The Growth Leader: Strategies to Drive the Top and Bottom Lines by Scott K. Edinger

However you define business growth—total revenue, net income, margin expansion, number of products and services, or customer loyalty—sustained and strategic growth requires an organization to do more than sell by simply communicating the value of its products or services. It must create value in the way it sells by delivering a compelling experience that adds value beyond the product itself. As a leader, it’s your job to build and guide that experience.

The Growth Leader reveals how top executives create profitable growth through the intersection of strategy, leadership, and sales.

With this growth strategy mindset, your teams will know what they’re supposed to be doing, have the skills to accomplish their work at a high level, and be properly supported by systems, process, and environment. But they can only do all this if you lead them. Are you ready to be a Growth Leader? 


12. Know What Matters: Lessons from a Lifetime of Transformations by Ron Shaich

Shaich is a business visionary who has been part of building three iconic restaurant brands: Au Bon Pain, Panera Bread, and now Cava. Now he reveals what he learned about entrepreneurship, running large enterprises, business transformation, and life itself.

Shaich offers clear-headed lessons for the entire life cycle of an enterprise, from bootstrapping a startup to going public to managing large companies to selling a business. And the relevance of his message doesn't end in the boardroom. He challenges readers to grapple with how the business impacts life, sharing his own struggles and setbacks with as much candor as he describes his successes.

Know What Matters is a powerful guide to building transformative businesses while leading a life you respect and leaving a positive impact on the world.

13. Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes by Morgan Housel

Every investment plan under the sun is, at best, an informed speculation of what may happen in the future, based on a systematic extrapolation from the known past. Same as Ever reverses the process, inviting us to identify the many things that never, ever change.

With his usual elan, Morgan Housel presents a master class on optimizing risk, seizing opportunity, and living your best life. Through a sequence of engaging stories and pithy examples, he shows how we can use our newfound grasp of the unchanging to see around corners by looking backwards, being more broad-sighted, and focusing instead on what is permanently true.

By doing so, we may better anticipate the big stuff, and achieve the greatest success, not merely financial comforts, but most importantly, a life well lived.


14. Be the Unicorn: 12 Data-Driven Habits that Separate the Best Leaders from the Rest by William Vanderbloemen

How do I stand out? How do I become irreplaceable? With a crowded workforce, an unstable job landscape, and the rise of AI, these questions are the ones that everyone either is or should be asking.

William Vanderbloemen has asked these questions over the past 15 years while running one of the world’s top executive search firms. Through extensive research of over 30,000 top leaders and proprietary data, Vanderbloemen has identified the 12 habits that the best of the best have in common. Traits such as authenticity, responsiveness, agility, and the ability to problem solve, among others. Now you can learn these traits too!


15. Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World by Scott Shigeoka

Did you know that curiosity is your superpower? While we often think of curiosity as a personality trait, internationally-recognized curiosity expert Scott Shigeoka knows that it’s actually the most potent tool we have to bridge our differences and heal relationships:

In Seek, Shigeoka blends cutting edge research on curiosity with wisdom from years of grassroots community work and the stories of people living at the threshold of deep curiosity—ancient wayfinders in the Pacific Ocean, Catholic nuns and Millennial seekers sharing a convent, a wildland firefighter in Montana, and more—as he takes readers on a journey to understand the power of deep curiosity.

With electric vulnerability, thoughtful storytelling, and actionable tools, Seek calls each of us to stop turning away from what is unfamiliar, uncomfortable or unknown and, instead, embrace our power to seek.


16. Bright Sparks: How Creativity and Innovation Can Ignite Business Success by John Tusa

One of the biggest challenges of business leadership is recognising new opportunities and implementing them effectively. Too often, leaders fall back upon the status quo, relying upon tried and tested methods that may lead to good results but will never have the same impact as a bold new strategy. 

In Bright Sparks, John Tusa explores situations where pioneering leaders in various sectors have overcome challenges to deliver inspired, imaginative and bold initiatives that make a huge impact upon business and society.

This is an inspirational read for any business leader interested in how to turn their boldest ideas into reality and how, in the process, professional cultures can be enhanced, revitalised and transformed. 


If you are interested in any of these new titles releasing this fall we would love to help get these books into your employees' hands! You can connect with one of our dedicated account managers directly or if you know what title you want you can request a quote. And be sure to check out all our previous business catalog titles.