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Jack Covert Selects - It's Not the How or the What But the Who

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 13, 2014, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

It’s Not the How or the What But the Who: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best by Claudio Fernandez Araoz, Harvard Business Review Press, 244 pages, $28. 00, hardcover, June 2014, ISBN 9781625271525 At it’s simplest, It’s Not the How or the What But the Who is a guide to hiring, developing, and retaining the right people. That seems like a fairly straightforward proposition, but if you’ve ever had to hire people you know it is easier said than done.

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ChangeThis: Issue 118

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 11, 2014, at 7:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Repairing the Hole in the Boat: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism by John Hope Bryant “What if there was a way to use the power of free market enterprise to lift every American and indeed every human being on the planet to a level of dignity, inclusion, fulfillment, engagement, economic security and stability? Wouldn’t that be a truly noble cause? ” The Accelerating Organization: In a Faster Moving World, We Need Speed and Agility to Keep Up by John P.

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A Covert Departure

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 30, 2014, at 11:09 PM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Leadership & Strategy, Publishing Industry, The Company

Today is officially the last day of Jack Covert's tenure as President of 800-CEO-READ, a company he founded and has led since 1984. If it were up to us as a staff, we would find some grand gesture to mark the occasion. We would release a flock of exquisite birds in his honor, or etch "Thanks, Jack" onto the face of the moon.

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The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company 2014 Business Book of the Year Award

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2014, at 7:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There has been a shake up around one of the major business book awards given every year, with McKinsey & Company taking the place of Goldman Sachs as the partner of the Financial Times for the tenth year of their prestigious award. Submissions have been open since last month, and they officially announced the launch of the 2014 Business Book of the Year Award yesterday. Also a first this year, they have announced an additional award—the Bracken Bower Prize—which "will be given to a promising young writer with the best proposal for a book about an emerging business theme.

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ChangeThis: Issue 117

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 15, 2014, at 4:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Magic Triangle of Company and Career Health by Rich Karlgaard “The soft edge of business is the side of deeper human longings and values. . .

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Greg McKeown's Essentialism

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 14, 2014, at 11:26 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Greg McKeown has a stomach-sinking story to tell near the beginning of his new book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, about the day after his daughter was born. Fortunately, the little lady was okay, "healthy and happy at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. " But not everything was well with Daddy.

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Jack Covert Selects - F.I.R.E.

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2014, at 4:47 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

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Jack Covert Selects - The Road to Reinvention

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2014, at 4:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation by Josh Linkner, Jossey-Bass, 256 pages, $27. 99, Hardcover, May 2014, ISBN 9780470923436 You don’t have a choice on whether or not your industry will be disrupted (hint: it will be. ) But you do have a choice on whether or not you’re going to be one of the disrupters.

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Jack Covert Selects - Power Cues

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2014, at 4:40 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact by Nick Morgan, Harvard Business School Press, 272 pages, $25. 00, Hardcover, May 2014, ISBN 9781422193501 Nick Morgan has been teaching nonverbal communication and stage presence for more than two decades. In fact, before we went out on the road to give speeches around our book, The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, it was to Morgan that my coauthor Todd Sattersten and I turned for guidance.

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Thinker in Residence - Ryan Holiday on Business & Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2014, at 12:28 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

"How do you not delude yourself with a story about your business but stay focused on the vision you have for it five years down the road? " ~Ryan Holiday

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with Ryan Holiday

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 8, 2014, at 2:30 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

"Our perceptions and inner dialogue determine to a large degree what what we are capable of. And if they push us towards acting instead of passivity, it becomes a feedback loop that becomes easier over time. " ~Ryan Holiday

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Thinker in Residence: Ryan Holiday

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2014, at 5:26 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

"We decide what we will make of each and every situation. " ~Ryan Holiday