Retail Leader Book Club

RL Book Club

Designed to cultivate community and thought-provoking discussion, the Retail Leader Book Club aims to inspire retail industry executives with new ways of thinking that disrupt the status quo and drive innovation.

We’ll be showcasing a diverse mix of perspectives, covering the hottest topics and emerging trends in retail, leadership and consumer behavior. Sign up now (it’s free!) to join our Book Club, and we’ll keep you posted with updates on each book/author, plus info on how to attend our virtual “Meet the Author” interactive coffee hour events.

The Retail Leader Book Club includes:

  • Four featured books/authors for 2022.
  • Access to attend a Book Club member virtual "Meet the Author" coffee hour with interactive audience discussion.
  • Trend Talk podcast episodes with each author.

To sign up for the Retail Leader Book Club, click here!


What We're Reading in 2022:

Restoring the Soul of Business

Book #1: Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data”

“Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data” focuses on helping people think, feel and see differently about how to grow their companies, their teams and themselves in transformative times.

The hidden key to successful transformation in any organization lies between human intuition and data-driven insights. Rishad Tobaccowala draws on research and interviews, as well as over three decades of experience as a business and thought leader, to describe how digilog companies—ones where digital tools and analog people are integrated expertly—develop a hybrid consciousness and learn to be proactive when they see warning signs that human traits are being subordinated to technology and data-only decisions.

“Restoring the Soul of Business” provides practical tools and techniques that every organization can and should implement, and challenges readers to move forward with the kind of balance that catalyzes transformation and produces one great success after another.

Grab your copy here.

Save the Date:
Meet the Author Coffee Hour with Rishad Tobaccowala

March 3, 2022  
(Sign up for the Book Club to get access to this event)

Rishad Tobaccowala

About the Author

Rishad Tobaccowala is an author, speaker and advisor with four decades of experience specializing in helping people, organizations and teams reinvent themselves to remain relevant in changing times.

Tobaccowala speaks on change, future trends and transforming work forces to a range of industries, from technology (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn), to media (The New York Times, Conde Nast, Univision), to blue chip firms (Walmart, Procter & Gamble, H&R Block, Bayer) to industry associations (Blue Cross Blue Shield, US Olympic Swimming, Radio Advertising Bureau). He also teaches programs on Change Management, Upgrading Your Mental Operating System and How to Lead with Soul for many firms, and guest lectures at The University of Chicago and Northwestern University.

Tobaccowala’s advisory clients include global firms such as Publicis Groupe and many executives at Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, private-equity organizations such as Growth Catalyst Partner, Venture Capital firms such as Greycroft and technology platforms such as Crisp, Trendline and many more.

He spent nearly four decades at Publicis Groupe, an 80,000-employee firm comprising companies like Epsilon, Sapient, Digitas, Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Starcom and Zenith, dedicated to delivering marketing and business transformation. Before Tobaccowala stopped being a full-time employee with Publicis Groupe in 2019, he served as its chief strategy and growth officer and served on its management committee.

Additional authors to be announced soon!