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 inBubbleWrap giveaway: The Social Animal

By Sally Haldorson, published March 25, 2011, at 11:51 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Social Animal is, in part, a book about success--what really drives us toward the superficial accomplishments we tout, where ambition stems from--, but more so it looks at the human experience from numerous perspectives: sociological, neurological, philosophical, anecdotal. He ponders rich questions about how our character is built and evolves, why we remain our own deepest mystery. Brooks succeeds in winding many threads together into a tight braid of story, research, and reflection, with humor and insight.


Failing Can Be Cool

By Sally Haldorson, published March 16, 2011, at 9:29 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This week's inBubbleWrap giveaway is for an eye-opening book called Better By Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong. Alina Tugend, a New York Times columnist, realizes that we've heard this message before--most often from our parents and early teachers--that we can and should learn from our mistakes and those who are afraid to make them become stagnant with a fear of failure. But Tugend wanted to explore "the inherent tension between what we're told--we must make mistakes in order to learn, how all great leaders and inventors have embraced them--and the reality that we often get punished for making mistakes and therefore try to avoid them--or cover them up.


Work Better: Get More

By Sally Haldorson, published March 2, 2011, at 12:34 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There's one more day to sign up to win our latest inBubbleWrap giveaway! You may not have control over the longevity of your employ, or how much you pay to your health care and pension, or the health of the greater economy, so what can you do? Get smart.

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A new inBubbleWrap giveaway!

By Sally Haldorson, published February 21, 2011, at 2:39 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This week we are giving away 20 copies of The Velocity Manifesto: Harnessing Technology, Vision, and Culture to Future-Proof Your Organization by Scott Klososky. This new book by Scott Klososky is perfect for leaders who are curious and committed, and are willing to dive into future, not just dip their toes in. And I mean that literally, this book is a deep and wide pool of information and inspiration that ranges from the practical to the prophetic.

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By Sally Haldorson, published February 2, 2011, at 5:18 PM – Filed under: The Company

Jack has always said that we would never close unless the city buses stopped running, and as far as I can remember, this is the first time 800-CEO-READ has been forced to close due to weather. The blizzard last night was everything the weather experts advertised (for once) and there is a Civil Danger Alert for the City of Milwaukee. The schools are closed.

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inBubbleWrap Giveaway!

By Sally Haldorson, published February 1, 2011, at 4:34 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Last week on inBubbleWrap we offered Content Rules by Ann Handley & C. C. Chapman.

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inBubbleWrap: My Orange Duffel Bag giveaway!

By Sally Haldorson, published January 14, 2011, at 8:20 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

As Sam Bracken, author of My Orange Duffel Bag, says below, "Everyone has their own story. " By all accounts, Sam Bracken's story is one of success. He graduated with a 3.


Our 2010 Retrospective

By Sally Haldorson, published December 30, 2010, at 10:15 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

2010 was, for 800-CEO-READ, a year of stability, growth and redesign. Not everyone nor every company is so lucky as to say the same about the past year, but after the chaos, both internally and externally, of 2008-09, we count ourselves lucky that we close the year in a celebratory mood. Some highlights and happenings from 2010: January: We celebrated the winners of the annual 800-CEO-READ business book awards and other industry folks at a party in NYC.


The Keen Thinker v. 13

By Sally Haldorson, published December 29, 2010, at 9:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

What will this edition of The Keen Thinker, our monthly newsletter, offer you? A list of the category winners of the 800-CEO-READ Annual Business Book of the Year Awards. Links to original video recorded by many of the 800-CEO-READ Author Pow Wow attendees and speakers.


Todd Sattersten's Top 10 Business Books of 2010

By Sally Haldorson, published December 28, 2010, at 10:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Business book expert (and former president of 800-CEO-READ) Todd Sattersten has picked his top 10 business books of the year. We agree heartily with his list--a mix of big idea books and practical methodology--and think that you can't go wrong choosing any of these fine books as a blueprint for your business goals in 2011. Todd's Top 10: Drive by Dan Pink Switch by Chip and Dan Heath Linchpin by Seth Godin Rafi Mohammed's The 1% Windfall William Poundstone's Priceless Youngme Moon: Different Lisa Gansky: The Mesh The Big Short by Michael Lewis Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From Gamestorming: by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo Click over to Todd's blog to read more about each of his picks.


Inc's Best Books for Business Owners 2010

By Sally Haldorson, published December 8, 2010, at 4:57 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Inc. com offers a wealth of information for business people, particularly small business owners. While many media outlets make end of year lists, Inc's list is particularly geared toward this group of readers.


The Keen Thinker Vol 12

By Sally Haldorson, published November 30, 2010, at 7:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We released our 12th volume of The Keen Thinker. In addition to a list of some of the very best business books, we also compiled a treasure trove of great business book information, including: Chris Guillebeau and Sally Hogshead headline 800-CEO-READ's Author Pow Wow! Making Connections | THE 8CR POW WOW est.