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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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Giving Thanks

By Sally Haldorson, published November 24, 2010, at 2:58 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Back in March, Jack received a note from a Major Steve Sheridan out of Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He wrote: Reading your 100 B3OAT [Best Business Books of All Time] and loving it – thanks for writing it! I’ve only read 7 on the list of 100, so I’ve got a new reading plan for a few years.

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A New inBubbleWrap Giveaway: BUY-IN by John Kotter

By Sally Haldorson, published November 10, 2010, at 8:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

John Kotter's work is really the cream of the crop. 800-CEO-READ's business book guru, Jack Covert, chose Kotter's 1996 book, Leading Change, as one of the most essential leadership books for The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. In Jack's review of the book, he wrote: "[C]hange is easy to start, difficult to grow, and really hard to sustain over the long haul.

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13 (Lucky) Reasons to Attend the Author Pow Wow

By Sally Haldorson, published October 26, 2010, at 3:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

13. You wrote a business book, but you can't seem to get any traction: our panel of industry experts can help. 12.

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I'm Just Here for the Music

By Sally Haldorson, published October 26, 2010, at 1:29 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Each month in our newsletter, The Keen Thinker, we include a section on music recommendations called "What We're Listening to. . .

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New inBubbleWrap giveaway: UnMarketing

By Sally Haldorson, published October 7, 2010, at 2:13 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In everything we do, as business people, as employees, as leaders, we are marketing ourselves. We are presenting our ideas, hoping for buy-in. We are presenting ourselves, hoping for acceptance.

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Progress or Paper Ceiling?

By Sally Haldorson, published September 29, 2010, at 1:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In the 2008 edition of our annual year-in-review, In the Books, I wrote an essay titled: "For Women Only? A Look at Trends in Business Books Written by Women. " It's a topic that always intrigues me.

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A new edition of "The Keen Thinker" newsletter

By Sally Haldorson, published September 24, 2010, at 2:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In case you haven't signed up yet to receive The Keen Thinker newsletter via email every month, you can read it here. In this month's edition, you can learn more about: the 2010 Author Pow Wow an excuse to play poker at work how to make your company more profitable how to live your life by your own rules what to do to keep from choking when the stakes are high what the Milwaukee "The Rework Event" is which new books you should add to the pile on your bedside table why there is a business book for everyone (even people who hate business books) the newest issue of ChangeThis and Jack Covert Selects how to win a free book every week and. .

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Announcing! The 2010 800-CEO-READ Author Pow Wow

By Sally Haldorson, published September 21, 2010, at 3:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The 800-CEO-READ Author Pow Wow is back! The theme of this year’s event is Making Connections. Now, we don’t mean making connections in strictly networking terms—that’s just a bonus.

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Two Google, or Not Two Google

By Sally Haldorson, published September 15, 2010, at 12:56 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Most of our employees have hidden talents. We're a creative bunch and while we love business books, we also love to dabble in various other art forms. We have musicians, collectors, writers, performers.

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Tomato. Tomahto.

By Sally Haldorson, published September 10, 2010, at 3:06 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A short while ago, I wrote a defense of business books here on the 800-CEO-READ blog, contending that the business book genre includes such a wide range of subgenres that it doesn't deserve the disdain or dismissal it often receives as being pedantic or unappealing to a wider audience. Today, Todd Sattersten contributes a precise retort against the criticism the genre receives by quoting some of the most recent critics and showing the shortcomings of their arguments against the value of business books. There is no right or wrong answer in the argument of whether most business books offer value to readers.

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A Defense of Business Books

By Sally Haldorson, published August 27, 2010, at 8:47 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

It's a common reaction. When I explain to people that I work for a bookstore that specializes in business books, most people either furrow their brows or wrinkle their noses. Sometimes this reaction is caused by confusion as bookstores, to most people, are brick and mortar locations that display New York Times best selling fiction, spin racks of greeting cards, and children's pictures books.

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New inBubbleWrap Offer: Think like a Rich Dad

By Sally Haldorson, published August 25, 2010, at 1:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

If you didn't already know this, 800-CEO-READ powers a business book giveaway site called inBubbleWrap. Once a week, we post a new offer for a free book, usually a new business title. All you have to do is answer two questions related to the giveaway and provide your contact info (that we only use for inBubbleWrap giveaway notices) and you are entered to win!