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Portfolio Books Distinctive books in the fields of management, leadership, marketing, business narrative, investing, personal finance, economics, & careers.

Portfolio was established in 2001 as the first dedicated business book imprint within Penguin Group (USA). It publishes distinctive books in the fields of management, leadership, marketing, business narrative, investing, personal finance, economics, and career advice.

07/09/2019

How can you help your kids cultivate a healthy relationship with technology? Cal Newport, author of DIGITAL MINIMALISM, weighs in: https://bit.ly/2xAj675

Join Simon Sinek and Bruce Deel in conversation at Barnes & Noble in NYC on 7/22!
07/08/2019
Bruce Deel and Simon Sinek - talk and book signing

Join Simon Sinek and Bruce Deel in conversation at Barnes & Noble in NYC on 7/22!

Bruce Deel will be in conversation with Simon Sinek about his book TRUST FIRST and the work being done by City of Refuge. Signing to follow!

07/08/2019
Simon Sinek

We are proud to publish TRUST FIRST, the inspirational story of City of Refuge, with Simon Sinek and #OptimismPress.

Bruce Deel founded City of Refuge with the philosophy that everyone has dignity and deserves help when they ask for it. The organization has saved lives by taking the risk of trust. #OptimismPress

"When I first heard Bruce Deel’s story, I was left speechless...Bruce has been able to help transform people’s lives in ...
07/02/2019
Why I Wanted to Publish "Trust First"​ by Bruce Deel

"When I first heard Bruce Deel’s story, I was left speechless...Bruce has been able to help transform people’s lives in ways few could have imagined."

Read Simon Sinek on why he was moved to publish TRUST FIRST by City of Refuge founder Bruce Deel. #OptimismPress

The vision is clear: to build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single morning inspired, feel safe at work, and return home fulfilled at the end of the day. I believe the best way to build the world I imagine is with leaders.

From writing to productivity to leadership, entrepreneurs need a wide variety of skills to succeed. These 9 books, inclu...
07/01/2019
Best Books for Entrepreneurs And Business Owners

From writing to productivity to leadership, entrepreneurs need a wide variety of skills to succeed. These 9 books, including LEADERSHIP by Gen. Stanley McChrystal and LOST AND FOUNDER by Rand Fishkin, can help: https://bit.ly/2Jes5QR

From Malcolm Gladwell to Dale Carnegie, must-read books for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Join Simon Sinek and Homestead Brooklyn at the New York Botanical Garden on July 10!
06/27/2019
Simon Sinek

Join Simon Sinek and Homestead Brooklyn at the New York Botanical Garden on July 10!

I'll be talking with Summer Rayne Oakes about her book "How to Make a Plant Love You" at the New York Botanical Garden on July 10th. If you're in New York, please join us!

06/25/2019
Ryan Holiday

CONSPIRACY by Ryan Holiday is now available in paperback!

"Conspiracy" is now available in paperback:
https://geni.us/NnAnkWk

"Conspiracy" explains how Hulk Hogan, billionaire Peter Thiel, radio host Bubba The Love Sponge, a cuckold sex-tape and a bunch of other insane events came together to bankrupt Gawker Media and change the world.

ABOUT CONSPIRACY

An NPR Book Concierge Best Book of 2018!

A Sunday Times of London Pick of the Paperbacks

A stunning story about how power works in the modern age–the book the New York Times called “one helluva page-turner” and The Sunday Times of London celebrated as “riveting…an astonishing modern media conspiracy that is a fantastic read.” Pick up the book everyone is talking about.

In 2007, a short blogpost on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley-vertical of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel’s sexuality had been known to close friends and family, but he didn’t consider himself a public figure, and believed the information was private.

This post would be the casus belli for a meticulously plotted conspiracy that would end nearly a decade later with a $140 million dollar judgment against Gawker, its bankruptcy and with Nick Denton, Gawker’s CEO and founder, out of a job. Only later would the world learn that Gawker’s demise was not incidental–it had been masterminded by Thiel.

For years, Thiel had searched endlessly for a solution to what he’d come to call the “Gawker Problem.” When an unmarked envelope delivered an illegally recorded sex tape of Hogan with his best friend’s wife, Gawker had seen the chance for millions of pageviews and to say the things that others were afraid to say. Thiel saw their publication of the tape as the opportunity he was looking for. He would come to pit Hogan against Gawker in a multi-year proxy war through the Florida legal system, while Gawker remained confidently convinced they would prevail as they had over so many other lawsuit–until it was too late.

The verdict would stun the world and so would Peter’s ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean–for the First Amendment? For privacy? For culture?

In Holiday’s masterful telling of this nearly unbelievable conspiracy, informed by interviews with all the key players, this case transcends the narrative of how one billionaire took down a media empire or the current state of the free press. It’s a study in power, strategy, and one of the most wildly ambitious–and successful–secret plots in recent memory.

Some will cheer Gawker’s destruction and others will lament it, but after reading these pages–and seeing the access the author was given–no one will deny that there is something ruthless and brilliant about Peter Thiel’s shocking attempt to shake up the world.

We love this from Laura Vanderkam about achieving that mythical work-life balance! ✨
06/25/2019
Laura Vanderkam

We love this from Laura Vanderkam about achieving that mythical work-life balance! ✨

My answer to the age-old work-life balance discussion is that trying to divide everything important to you into a 24-hour period is going to trap you into never feeling balanced. Think bigger.

06/24/2019
Simon Sinek

We are thrilled to announce HOW TO MAKE A PLANT LOVE YOU by Summer Rayne Oakes, the first title under our new imprint Optimism Press. 🌴🌿🌾🌼🌻🌳🎋🍀❤️

Learn more here 👇

I'm thrilled to announce the first book to be published by Optimism Press: "How to Make a Plant Love You" by Summer Rayne Oakes! It's as much about how we treat people as how we care for plants, and I think you'll find it truly inspiring.
You can find out more about Summer here: https://bit.ly/2Rs6ZSE

#OptimismPress

06/24/2019
Simon Sinek

🎉Exciting announcement🎉

I'm very excited to announce a new project: the launch of Optimism Press. It's a new imprint with Penguin Random House created to introduce the people and ideas that I think are essential to creating a more inspired, safe and fulfilled world.

I recently sat down with Adrian Zackheim, my publisher at Portfolio Books and my partner on Optimism Press, to talk about the new imprint.

You can find out more about #OptimismPress and our authors here: https://bit.ly/2IMI9cm

It doesn't take an MBA to be your own boss! Listen to the founder of baby brand aden + anais, Raegan Moya-Jones, talk to...
06/19/2019
aden + anais co-founder Raegan Moya-Jones

It doesn't take an MBA to be your own boss! Listen to the founder of baby brand aden + anais, Raegan Moya-Jones, talk to Jill on Money about how she built her business. https://bit.ly/2x5LHkA

Our latest guest, Raegan Moya-Jones , never thought of herself as an entrepreneur. She was a full-time corporate cog in her thirties, with a family to help support. Sick of her micromanaging boss, she quietly started a company in the wee hours of the morning while her daughters were asleep, and

06/19/2019

Big news from Facebook--but what IS a cryptocurrency, exactly? Read BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION (https://amzn.to/2wZKs6b) for everything you need to know about cryptocurrency, how it works, and how Facebook's use of it might change the world: https://nyti.ms/2IQ3yRN

"Ask: Do I have fewer in-person interactions because of social media? Am I using social media to pass the time? For a wr...
06/17/2019
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

"Ask: Do I have fewer in-person interactions because of social media? Am I using social media to pass the time? For a writer like me, has Twitter displaced any of my work on articles and books?" https://wapo.st/2IlFfMt

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."--Ezra Klein, VoxMinimalism i...

We're starting Monday off right: SERIOUS EATER by Ed Levine is a New York Post Best Book of the Week! https://nyp.st/2Il...
06/17/2019
The best books of the week

We're starting Monday off right: SERIOUS EATER by Ed Levine is a New York Post Best Book of the Week! https://nyp.st/2IlBjvo

Summer of ’69 Elin Hilderbrand (fiction, Little, Brown) The summer of 1969 was a time of tumult for the whole country. Normally, the Levin siblings would be spending the season at their grandmother…

Tickets for the EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE Experience in NYC 9/9/19 are on sale now and selling FAST 🔥 🔥 🔥  https://bit...
06/14/2019

Tickets for the EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE Experience in NYC 9/9/19 are on sale now and selling FAST 🔥 🔥 🔥 https://bit.ly/2wUfXij

We recommend grabbing a snack before devouring this one—founder of Serious Eats Ed Levine’s mouthwatering memoir will de...
06/12/2019

We recommend grabbing a snack before devouring this one—founder of Serious Eats Ed Levine’s mouthwatering memoir will definitely make you hungry! 🍿 Read the thrilling story of how Ed created one of the world’s first food blogs and discovered talents like Stella Parks and Kenji Lopez Alt along the way. Now on sale!

Our team is walking for charity! This year, Penguin Random House's Global Walk will support Barbershop Books. Click the ...
06/10/2019
Brave New Walk

Our team is walking for charity! This year, Penguin Random House's Global Walk will support Barbershop Books. Click the link below to learn more and donate to our cause--promoting literacy among youth!

On Friday June 14th, Portfolio and friends will be participating in the annual Penguin Random House Global Walk in NYC to benefit Barbershop Books! Portfolio is a small but mighty group of walkers! Every year we pick a team name that plays on one of ...

✨Special Sneak Preview✨of Simon Sinek's forthcoming book THE INFINITE GAME is available now! Check out the link below fo...
06/05/2019
The Infinite Game: Free Preview

✨Special Sneak Preview✨of Simon Sinek's forthcoming book THE INFINITE GAME is available now! Check out the link below for an early excerpt of the introduction and Chapter 1.

The Infinite Game Available October 15, 2019I wrote this book not to convert those who defend the status quo, I wrote this book to rally those who are ready to challenge that status quo and replace…

How does a venture capitalist decide to invest? Find out in this excerpt from Scott Kupor's new book SECRETS OF SAND HIL...
06/04/2019
How Early-Stage VCs Decide Where to Invest

How does a venture capitalist decide to invest? Find out in this excerpt from Scott Kupor's new book SECRETS OF SAND HILL ROAD, on sale today! https://bit.ly/2JVqlP0

You don't have a lot of financial metrics to go on, but yes, the team is very very important. Also, look for good ideas that look like bad ideas.

Completely blown away by this photo of our book JULIET'S SCHOOL OF POSSIBILITIES by the phenomenal Laura Vanderkam on th...
06/03/2019

Completely blown away by this photo of our book JULIET'S SCHOOL OF POSSIBILITIES by the phenomenal Laura Vanderkam on the top of Mt. Everest! How cool is that!

We love this interview with Raegan Moya-Jones on Glambition Radio!
05/20/2019

We love this interview with Raegan Moya-Jones on Glambition Radio!

After building her $100-million baby blanket company from the ground up, Raegan Moya-Jones had forever changed the lives of parents of newborns. Even infant Prince George was seen wearing one of Raegan’s swaddles at his first royal appearance! GlambitionRadio.com

But then last year, after taking on new VC partners, she was abruptly fired… from her own company. In this powerfully candid episode of Glambition Radio, Raegan doesn’t hold back. She opens up about the pain of having no say in the business she founded, her humble background, and her exciting new venture (it’s quite a pivot from baby blankets!).

She shares how and where she found the money to build her company, how she juggled working full-time and parenting four daughters while growing the business, plus what happened when she made what she calls ‘the single biggest mistake I’ve ever made.’

Raegan tells these stories and more in her brand-new book, ‘What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds’. The book offers open and honest insight into the thrill and heartbreak of building a wildly successful business.

On #GlambitionRadio, we discuss:

*How the biggest mistake of her life cost Raegan her business

*The emotional trauma of being fired… from her own company. (Plus what it feels like to have your family’s money tied up in a business you don’t control)

*How Raegan trusted her intuition as she built her $100 million empire — despite having no formal education, family money or connections

*The problem with how most private equity investors define ‘success’ and ‘failure’

*When she finally confronted her husband about the ‘second-shift’ she was working alone to take care of their daughters (and why she enabled it for so long)

*The challenges of parenting four teenage girls (and why she’s glad she built her business when they were young)

*Her latest business venture, and why it’s a dramatic pivot from her last one (Hint: it’s literally moonshine!)

I could talk with Raegan all day, and I know her candor, humor, and integrity will inspire you as much as it does me.

Head to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Make sure to get a copy of Raegan’s latest book, ‘What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds’, wherever books are sold. GlambitionRadio.com

Xo Ali

P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Happy pub day to @scottgallowaynyu and THE ALGEBRA OF HAPPINESS! Scott is a business professor, but his most popular cla...
05/14/2019

Happy pub day to @scottgallowaynyu and THE ALGEBRA OF HAPPINESS! Scott is a business professor, but his most popular classes aren’t about business strategies, but life strategies—what it means to live a life well-lived. Scott doesn’t pull any punches, and we love this no-BS deep dive into what investments will really make a difference in your life. Make sure to let us know what you think!

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