David N Meyer is a content editor at getAbstract and author of The 100 Best Films To Rent You've Never Heard Of, Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, The Bee Gees: The Biography, and other books. You can find his essays on film and music at davidnmeyer.com
Information Doesn’t Want to Be Freeby Cory Doctorow
A Kind of Genius
What happens when creativity meets copyright? Cory Doctorow lays out the issues with clarity and conviction, while warning that most protective locks get broken and…
Leading Without Authorityby Keith Ferrazzi and Noel Weyrich
Good Managers Elevate All Employees
Be a leader – even if that’s not in your job title. Keith Ferrazzi explains his new concept – “co-elevation” – and how managers can use…
Work Rules!by Laszlo Bock
How Google Works
Laszlo Bock, Google’s head of People Operations, explains its highly effective HR policies.
Atomic Habitsby James Clear
Habits Make Identity
Best-selling advice guru James Clear offers a workable manual for ending bad habits and creating healthy habits.
Arousedby Randi Hutter Epstein M.D.
Hidden Forces at Work
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH offers a lively, accessible discussion of the role of hormones in the human body, the history of medical discoveries relating to…
Braving the Wildernessby Brené Brown
Your True Self
Brené Brown, the guru of vulnerability and self-acceptance, explains how to honor and maintain the inextricable links among all people – including you.
Blinkby Malcolm Gladwell
Trust Your Instincts
Malcom Gladwell’s bestseller explores the relationship between rational thought and intuition, with surprising insights into both.
Small Talkby Diane Weston
A Communicative Introvert
Master the art of small talk by giving your complete attention to others and truly listening.
The Lean Startupby Eric Ries
Prescient Start-Up Advice
Technology entrepreneur Eric Ries proves well ahead of his time in this valuable, honored 2011 guide to Lean start-up principles.
Wasteby Catherine Flowers
Decades of Trash Activism
The founding director of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice presents her saga of fighting for the rights of impoverished people in Lowndes County, Alabama.…