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Jack Covert Selects - Hug Your Customers

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 25, 2003, at 6:15 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results by Jack Mitchell, Hyperion Books, 260 Pages, $19. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1401300340 Jack Mitchell is the CEO of Mitchells/Richards, an extremely successful clothing store in Connecticut, whose two locations are doing over $65 million in yearly sales. To thrive in an area just a nine-iron away from Manhattan requires something special, and Jack Mitchell tells us exactly how they do it in this fun read.

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Jack Covert Selects - Beans

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 18, 2003, at 6:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Beans: Four Principles for Running a Business in Good Times and Bad by Leslie A. Yerkes & Charles Decker, Jossey-Bass, 176 Pages, $19. 95 Hardcover, July 2003, ISBN 0787967645 This new book by Leslie Yerkes and Charles Decker tells the story of Jack and Dianne Hartman and the (real but fictionally-named) El Espresso, their highly successful coffee shop in Seattle.

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Jack Covert Selects - The 1001 Rewards and Recognition Fieldbook

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 7, 2003, at 6:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The 1001 Rewards and Recognition Fieldbook: The Complete Guide by Bob Nelson, Ph. D. and Dean Spitzer, Ph.

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Jack Covert Selects - 24 Days

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 1, 2003, at 6:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies That Destroyed Faith in Corporate America by Rebecca Smith, John R. Emshwiller, Harpercollins, $25. 95, Aug 1, 2003, ISBN 0060520736 We know that Enron went out with a bang, but do we actually know what events led up to the explosion?

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Jack Covert Selects - The Wal-Mart Decade

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 24, 2003, at 6:10 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Wal-Mart Decade: How a New Generation of Leaders Turned Sam Waltons Legacy into the Worlds #1 Company by Robert Slater, Portfolio, 227 Pages, $25. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1591840066 Detailing the history of Wal-Mart to its current status, The Wal-Mart Decade actually spans more than a decades time. Robert Slater takes the reader back to the very start of Sam Waltons first retailing days in the 1960s as a Ben Franklin franchise owner whose success quickly brought him to own 16 of the stores in 3 states.

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Jack Covert Selects - Why Smart Executives Fail

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 23, 2003, at 6:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes by Sydney Finkelstein, Portfolio, 318 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1591840104 When we hear of a giant business failure, we think the executives must have been stupid, didnt know what was coming, didnt try hard enough, had bad leadership skills, or were just plain crooks. Finkelstein, a professor at Dartmouths Tuck School of Business, says that most of the time, none of the above are the reasons behind the disaster.

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Jack Covert Selects - Absolute Honesty

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 15, 2003, at 4:35 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Absolute Honesty: Building a Corporate Culture that Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity by Larry Johnson & Bob Phillips, AMACOM, 290 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 0814407811 I love books that are absolutely perfect for the time. When you consider that is takes a year for a book to make it through the book food chain, this book is remarkably timed.

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Jack Covert Selects - It's Alive

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 10, 2003, at 4:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Its Alive: The Coming Convergence of Information, Biology, and Business by Christopher Meyer and Stan Davis, Crown Business, 263 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, May 2003, ISBN 1400046416 Meyer and Davis, the authors of the bestseller Blur from a couple years back, have a new book with a new concept for another new type of economy: the molecular economy. I admit, I was very intimidated and cynical of all this science stuff, but once I started reading, I found it wasnt that difficult to understand at all.

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Jack Covert Selects - Code Name Ginger

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 2, 2003, at 4:29 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamens Quest to Invent a New World by Steve Kemper, Harvard Business School Press, 290 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1578516730 I remember those many years ago when I first heard about this change the world product that was being developed. Heavyweights like Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs were saying that the world would never be the same once this secret was released.

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Jack Covert Selects - What Really Works

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 25, 2003, at 4:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success by Nitin Nohria, William Joyce, and Bruce Roberson, HarperBusiness, 352 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, May 2003, ISBN 0060512784 This book is the result of an extensive, thorough, and unique five-year study called the Evergreen Project in which the authors worked to find the fundamental practices that create sustained business success. Not an easy mission!

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Jack Covert Selects - The Warren Buffett CEO

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 23, 2003, at 4:10 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

http://800ceoread. com/products/? ISBN=0471430455The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers by Robert P.

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Jack Covert Selects - Purple Cow

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 22, 2003, at 4:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin, Portfolio. 140 Pages, $19. 95 Hardcover, May 2003, ISBN 159184021X The one and only time I offered a money-back guarantee was with Lou Gerstners story of the IBM turnaround, Who Said Elephants Cant Dance?