9 Big Idea Business Books You Need to Read Now

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7. "The Circle" by Dave Eggers.

First, a warning: This is a novel. Second, another warning: It's not a page-turner. The plot won't intrigue you, the characters (perhaps intentionally) won't inspire you. Where Eggers' book deserves high marks, however, is for its ideas about the contemporary workplace: Specifically, the way that company cultures and social technologies can lead to workaholism, a blurring of the lines between public and private, and a blinding self-absorption in the name of corporate zeal.