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ChangeThis: Issue 121

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 25, 2014, at 3:35 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Work As We Know It Is Dead by Jacob Morgan “The idea that ‘work sucks’ is engrained in almost every aspect of our professional lives. Employees aren't cogs, work should not be drudgery, and managers can no longer be slave-drivers. This isn’t a manifesto about following your passions or being happy, it’s a call to action to change and evolve our organizations to reflect the world they operate in.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Glass Cage

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 12, 2014, at 10:48 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Nicholas Carr writes beautiful, big-picture books on technology and culture. In The Glass Cage, his focus is on automation.

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Jacob Morgan on Business and Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 6, 2014, at 3:50 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

"Will we have employees in the future? Will employees work with robots? " ~Jacob Morgan

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A Q&A with Jacob Morgan

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 4, 2014, at 3:43 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

"Everyone always talks about the customer but in my opinion change must start from the inside first. . .

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Jacob Morgan

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 3, 2014, at 11:23 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

"[M]ost organizations and managers today focus on the amount of time that employees appear to spend doing something and not on what they actually produce. This has to change. Just because employees are “putting in hours” doesn’t mean anything.

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ChangeThis: Issue 120

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 21, 2014, at 5:54 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Creating a Coaching Culture: A Playbook to Build Winning Business Teams by Nathan Jamail “In business, most of our employees are not as good as they could be—not because of our love for them or our desire to make their lives better than ours, but . . .

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Warren Bennis | 1925-2014

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 11, 2014, at 8:17 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Aaron updated us last Wednesday with some dispatches we've received from a new generation of Authors On the Road, Changing the World. It is great to hear from the folks we're working with, to watch them spreading their ideas and expertise, and see them slowly and deliberately effect real change as they do. But, we know they're standing on the shoulders of giants, and as this new generation of authors and educators strengthens and broadens the scope of the business book genre, we have been losing some of those giants—the first generation of business book writers, the ones that blazed the trail, that made the study of business, management, and leadership an educational pursuit rather than a purely profit-based one.

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The FT Press/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Longlist

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 7, 2014, at 6:44 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

I speculated back in May when submissions opened for The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company 2014 Business Book of the Year Award that the books they looked at would be more focused on business nuts-and-bolts issues now that a consultancy firm (McKinsey) had taken over for an investment bank (Goldman Sachs) as the Financial Times' partner on the awards. I also thought they would not be announcing a longlist as they had in the past because it was not on their awards schedule. It seems I was wrong on both counts, because The Financial Times and McKinsey announced a longlist this morning, and the books on it are mostly big-picture books, not nut-and-bolts business and management books.

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ChangeThis: Issue 119

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 23, 2014, at 11:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Most Important Company In the World: Intel, Moore’s Law, and the Heartbeat of Civilization by Michael S. Malone “We now live differently, learn differently, communicate differently, an ultimately, think differently. … We have internalized Moore’s Law.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Intel Trinity

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 11, 2014, at 9:59 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Michael S. Malone sets out to give due credit to the three men most responsible for Intel's success—and for Silicon Valley as we know it.

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Jack Covert Selects - How the World Sees You

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 11, 2014, at 9:55 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

It is ironic that Ms. Hogshead that is reviving the exploration of fascination, because she comes from that very world of modern marketing that dethroned it.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Alliance

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 11, 2014, at 4:50 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh, Harvard Business Review Press, 193 pages, $25. 00, Hardcover, July 2014, ISBN 9781625275776 As I read The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, I wondered if I was really the right person to be reviewing this book. In the first few pages, I learn that referring to your company as a “family” isn’t appropriate; and that the assumed employee/employer fidelity founded on a sort of professional monogamy is archaic.