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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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The Fear Index, a business thriller

By Sally Haldorson, published January 23, 2012, at 6:08 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We're thrilled (seriously! ) to post an excerpt from Robert Harris (best selling author of Fatherland, Pompeii, and The Ghost Writer, which was made into a movie with Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan, and many others) to showcase his new novel The Fear Index may not be our typical fare, but the novel appeals to us for many reasons: a master storyteller, the drama of hedge fund trading, a really creepy old book--Darwin in this case--, lots of money, and lots of thrills. To start the adventure, read below!

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The 2011 Business Book of the Year Award goes to...

By Sally Haldorson, published January 17, 2012, at 5:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins & Morten T. Hansen, published by HarperBusiness Chaos and uncertainty are all around us. The economy is struggling, some have been out of work for years, and entrepreneurs are having a more and more difficult time creating success.

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Story Craft

By Sally Haldorson, published January 16, 2012, at 6:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The power of storytelling in business is not a new subject, but it is an under-utilized skill because oftentimes what makes a person a good leader doesn't make for a good story teller. But a good story isn't the sole property of the marketing department; instead, anyone can master some basic techniques for selling themselves or their point of view or their long-term vision through story. Here are some of the best books to help you work on your story craft.

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The Category Winners for the 2011 Business Book Awards

By Sally Haldorson, published January 10, 2012, at 8:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The time has come! Drum roll, please. .

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5-4-3: The E-Book

By Sally Haldorson, published December 30, 2011, at 7:51 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Five years ago, we chose The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Since then, thousands of business books have been published. Today we are presenting a new ebook, 5-4-3, to celebrate the paperback version of The 100 Best, now available digitally and updated with expanded reviews, new informative sidebars, a fresh introduction, and a closing manifesto (read more about the changes here.

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Our (unexpected) End-of-2011 Recommendation List

By Sally Haldorson, published December 29, 2011, at 10:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We here at 800-CEO-READ produce a lot of lists throughout the year. We offer a monthly and year-end Inc. /800-CEO-READ Best Seller list.

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Introducing the Candidates: General Business

By Sally Haldorson, published December 23, 2011, at 2:29 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. .

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Introducing the Candidates: Creativity/Innovation, Marketing/Sales

By Sally Haldorson, published December 22, 2011, at 3:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. .

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Introducing the Candidates: Leadership, Management

By Sally Haldorson, published December 22, 2011, at 2:45 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. .

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Introducing the Candidates: Entrepreneurship & Finance

By Sally Haldorson, published December 21, 2011, at 2:07 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. .

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Introducing the Candidates: Personal Development

By Sally Haldorson, published December 20, 2011, at 3:00 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. .

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Revisiting Malcolm Gladwell

By Sally Haldorson, published December 14, 2011, at 8:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

One of the most fascinating trends to follow in business literature is the continual expansion of what a business book actually is. The parameters have widened significantly from the influential management and theory books of the 1980s. While there are still books made available each year on such practical matters as team building, developing a social media strategy, making a new hire, and sensible budgeting, there are also a great number of books that study decision-making from a neuroscience angle or theorize about how social and environmental influences affect human behavior.