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Sally Haldorson's job as 800-CEO-READ’s General Manager is to make 800-CEO-READ a great place to work for our employees, and a consistently high-performing customer service organization for our clients, authors, and our partners in the publishing industry. In addition to her General Manager duties ensuring collaboration, integration, and quality, she reads, writes, reviews, curates, and edits for the company. Helping craft The 100 Best Business Books of All Time used parts of both skill sets. Outside of work, she is most likely to be found hitting a tennis ball around or hanging out with her boys (husband, child, dog) at home.

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A New KnowledgeBOX offer!

By Sally Haldorson, published March 20, 2013, at 2:35 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

If you aren't already aware, 800-CEO-READ powers the business knowledge-building site, KnowledgeBlocks. One of the services KnowledgeBlocks offers is a quarterly book club. For $80, you'll receive 4 quarterly shipments for a total of 9 books per year (see more details and sign up here.

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Women's Business

By Sally Haldorson, published March 8, 2013, at 8:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Sitting at my desk this morning, I was casually watching as attendees arrived for a meeting in our conference room, and noted with some Pavlovian consternation that every person in attendance was male. And I thought it odd, yet. .

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Thinker in Residence: Bruce Nussbaum on Business & Books

By Sally Haldorson, published March 7, 2013, at 7:02 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

In our final Thinker in Residence installment on Bruce Nussbaum, author of Creative Intelligence, we asked Nussbaum to give us an idea of the question that most drives him to do the work he does, and also what books have influenced his work. Read on and enjoy Nussbaum's unique perspective that applies a sharp intellect and, to my mind, a light touch on such topics as creativity, capitalism, invention, and strategy. ∗ What is the one unanswered question about business you are most interested in answering?

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with Bruce Nussbaum

By Sally Haldorson, published March 6, 2013, at 7:25 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Creative Intelligence competencies are designed to help you amplify your creativity. Separately and collectively, they increase your creative capacity. The model here is not the light bulb going off in the mind of a genius but the improved ability that comes with training in sports or yoga.

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Thinker in Residence: Bruce Nussbaum, author of Creative Intelligence

By Sally Haldorson, published March 5, 2013, at 8:08 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Today we are introducing a new author-focused blog series called Thinker in Residence. For this series, we'll be asking some of the brightest and boldest business authors writing today to give us insight into their work. Over the course of a week, we’ll give you, our readers, a review of the book, an interview with the author, and the author's perspective on a current business challenge.

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Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed...

By Sally Haldorson, published February 25, 2013, at 5:05 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Over on KnowledgeBlocks I posted this passage** from Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan: You need to acknowledge that forces from within ourselves, forces from our relationships with others, and forces from the outside have powerful and predictable effects on our decisions. Consider that most of us have no trouble acknowledging that we do not know how our kidneys or other body parts work, and we are open to learning more about them, especially when we are sick. Too often, however, we assume that we know exactly what's going on in our minds when we face and make decisions, despite the fact that many of our past decisions have led to disappointing outcomes.

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Jack Covert Selects - Playing to Win

By Sally Haldorson, published February 15, 2013, at 4:52 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works by A. G. Lafley & Roger L.

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Jack Covert Selects - Top Dog

By Sally Haldorson, published February 15, 2013, at 4:49 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman, Twelve, 352 pages, $27. 99, Hardcover, February 2013, ISBN 9781455515158 No one wants to be a loser, no matter how unimportant the game. Winning is fun, it makes you feel good, and winning validates the effort invested.

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Jack Covert Selects - Creating Room to Read

By Sally Haldorson, published February 15, 2013, at 4:34 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography

Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy by John Wood, Viking Books, 320 pages, $27. 95, Hardcover, February 2013, ISBN 9780670025985 Some of us have a hard time turning our desire to “do good” into real action, which is why the option to donate to foundations active in doing good is so beneficial. This same desire to do good is what makes reading John Wood’s new book, Creating Room to Read, energizing.

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Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

By Sally Haldorson, published January 30, 2013, at 12:51 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Have you ever driven to or from work only to arrive at your destination not remembering much at all about the drive? If someone asked you to describe the colors of the other houses on your street, could you? We often excuse our lack of attention or memory by saying that we are "on autopilot.

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Podcast Q&A with Sarah Miller Caldicott

By Sally Haldorson, published January 25, 2013, at 1:30 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Sarah Miller Caldicott is the author of three books, Innovate Like Edison, the e-book Inventing the Future, and her newest, Midnight Lunch: The 4 Phases of Team Collaboration Success from Thomas Edison's Lab. CEO of the innovation consulting company, Power Patterns, and a great grandniece of Thomas Edison, Sarah is committed to translating the innovative methods of Edison for the digital age. In Midnight Lunch, she focuses on contemporizing Edison's collaboration process, and offering a concrete methodology for implementation.

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New Year, New KnowledgeBlocks

By Sally Haldorson, published January 8, 2013, at 7:27 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

For the past few months, we've been remodeling KnowledgeBlocks, and we are thrilled to announce that the new site is now live! What you'll see when you visit the new version of KnowledgeBlocks is a trimmer, more focused, and most importantly, free site. As always, our mission is to help you build your business knowledge.