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About The Book Report

The Book Report, one of MSNBC's online-only shows, is a conversation series with authors about the subjects they care about and the craft of writing. Hosted by Richard Wolffe, author of several books, and the Executive Editor of msnbc.com. Catch up on past episodes here.

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How informational silos affect productivity

How informational silos affect productivity

09/01/15 08:30AM

Journalist Gillian Tett joins The Book Report to provide an anthropological look at the pros and cons of how societies organize themselves, along with other social concepts addressed in her new book, “The Silo Effect: The Perils of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers.” watch

The Book Report: How the 'Silo Effect' works

The Book Report: How the 'Silo Effect' could sink any organization

09/01/15 08:20AM

MSNBC's Richard Wolffe sits down with a group of all-star authors to discuss their new books. Gillian Tett teaches readers how to increase effectiveness in any situation in 'The Silo Effect,' Premilla Nadasen outlines the rights struggle for domestic workers in 'Household Workers Unite,' and Barbara Proud shares her... watch

The inside story on Bitcoin’s existence

New book takes an inside look at Bitcoin’s existence

08/04/15 08:51AM

Author Nathanial Popper joins The Book Report to explain the dramatic history behind Bitcoin, why some feared its existence, and what its mysterious founder is up to—topics all addressed in his new book, “Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of... watch

Why and when we should pursue complexity

Why we pursue complexity and when we should embrace it

08/04/15 08:41AM

Author Dan Ward joins The Book Report to introduce his new book, “The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide to Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse,” which takes a look at the fine line between beneficial and detrimental complexity. watch

Special Ops skills provide real world advice

Translating Navy Seal skills into real-world advice

08/04/15 08:30AM

Chris Fussell, former Navy Seal and co-author of “Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World,” joins The Book Report to explain how the realities of Special Operations units can apply to effective policy in larger organizations. watch

The Book Report: The inside scoop on Bitcoin

Learn from a Navy Seal and get the inside scoop on Bitcoin

08/04/15 08:04AM

Msnbc's Richard Wolffe sits down with a group of all-star authors to discuss their new books. Chris Fussell translates Navy Seal skills into real world advice in 'Team of Teams,' Dan Ward teaches skills for de-cluttering your life in 'The Simplicity Cycle,' and Nathaniel Popper gets exclusive access to the Bitcoin... watch

Working in fashion in the digital age

Working in fashion in the digital age

06/30/15 08:49AM

Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, co-authors of "The Knockoff" join to discuss how the fashion industry has adapted to the digital age and ageism in the business. watch

The Book Report: The next ‘Devil Wears Prada’

Uncover America’s radical underground and check out the next ...

06/30/15 07:54AM

Msnbc’s Dorian Warren sits down with a group of all-star authors to discuss their upcoming books. Bryan Burrough’s ‘Days of Rage’ recounts America’s period of frequent domestic bombing, Ginger Adams Otis talks the politics of race in the FDNY in ‘Firefight,’ and Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza give the scoop on their hit novel about the fashion... watch

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