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Jack Covert Selects - The Ethical Economy

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 12, 2013, at 2:23 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Ethical Economy: Rebuilding Value After the Crisis by Adam Arvidsson & Nicolai Peitersen, Columbia University Press, 208 pages, $32. 50, Hardcover, July 2013, ISBN 9780231152648 We chose Robert Schiller’s Finance and the Good Society as the best Finance & Economics book in 2012. That book explained the role of individuals within finance, the role of finance within society, and how we can democratize financial capitalism to create and best serve a “good society.

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Jack Covert Selects - Unthink

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 13, 2013, at 2:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius by Erik Wahl, Crown Business, 256 pages, $23. 00, Hardcover, June 2013, ISBN 9780770434007 Remember when you were a child, and could spend each day creating a whole new adventure for you and your friends? There were no boundaries to the stories you could dream up.

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Jack Covert Selects - Inside the Box

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 13, 2013, at 2:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results by Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg; Simon and Schuster, 257 pages, $28. 50, Hardcover, June 2013, ISBN 9781451659252 Inside the Box is counter-directive to the many business books published every year that strive to illuminate and teach creative thinking. Because there is a constant demand for new ideas in our fast-moving business climate, most books tend toward systematizing creativity in order to insure continued innovation within organizations.

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Jack Covert Selects - The End of Competitive Advantage

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 13, 2013, at 1:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast As Your Business, Harvard Business Review Press, 204 pages, $30. 00, Hardcover, June 2013, ISBN 9781422172810 Many books hail the end of major institutions or mainstream conventions. Rita Gunther McGrath’s The End of Competitive Advantage is one of these books, but it is unique among its peers.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Art of Thinking Clearly

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2013, at 2:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli, Harper, 384 pages, $25. 99, Hardcover, May 2013, ISBN 9780062219688 Have you ever toiled over a project so much that even when it showed no signs of succeeding, you couldn’t let go? If so, you were a victim of effort justification.

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Jack Covert Selects - Breaking Out

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2013, at 2:20 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas by John Butman, Harvard Business Review Press, 272 pages, $27. 00, Hardcover, May 2013, ISBN 9781422172803 The first thing John Butman, an idea developer, does in his new book Breaking Out is introduce us to the concept of the “idea entrepreneur. ” These innovators are not so different from the Edisons of the world; they just happen to tinker with ideas instead of inventions, and have a deep conviction that those ideas deserve and must gain attention.

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Jack Covert Selects - The End of Big

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2013, at 2:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David the New Goliath by Nicco Mele, St. Martin’s Press, 310 pages, $25. 99, Hardcover, April 2013, ISBN 9781250021854 Nicco Mele opens his debut book with the following instruction: “Look around you.

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Jack Covert Selects - Give and Take

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 12, 2013, at 2:26 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant, Viking Books, 320 pages, $27. 95, Hardcover, April 2013, ISBN 9780670026555 “I want to explore what separates the champs from the chumps,” says Adam Grant in the first chapter of Give and Take. Grant sets this up with an explanation of three different personality types on a spectrum of reciprocity: takers, matchers, and givers.

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Jack Covert Selects - The One Thing

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 12, 2013, at 2:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan, Bard Press, 240 pages, $24. 95, Hardcover, April 2013, ISBN 9781885167774 Many people consider multitasking a modern skill, or even necessity, that results in higher productivity, revealing one’s level of ability, improvisation, and creativity. In truth, the efficacy of multitasking is a myth.

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Jack Cover Selects - The Athena Doctrine

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 12, 2013, at 2:16 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Athena Doctrine: How Women (And the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio, Jossey-Bass, 304 pages, $27. 95, Hardcover, April 2013, ISBN 9781118452950 The Athena Doctrine is a strange hybrid of a book. In one way it’s prescriptive: feminine leadership qualities are valued around the world, and men and women can learn from the stories told within to approach their work with traditionally female traits such as flexibility, empathy, and honesty.

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Jack Covert Selects - Lean In

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 15, 2013, at 5:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg; Alfred A. Knopf, 240 pages, $24. 95, Hardcover; March 2013, ISBN 9780385349949 The COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg is one of the most powerful women in business, and as such is a leader not only at the top of her organization, but also to other women in business.

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Jack Covert Selects - Decisive

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 15, 2013, at 5:31 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Crown Business, 320 pages, $26. 00, Hardcover, March 2013, ISBN 9780307956392 Each day, all day, we make decisions. Often, these many decisions are simple: what to wear, where to eat, and how best to churn through the tasks on our to-do list.