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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What Works: Gender Equality By Design

By Sally Haldorson, published April 7, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Behavioral scientist Iris Bohnet presents 36 research-based design suggestions to circumvent the unconscious biases that prevent gender equality in organizations.

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The Absence of Presence: The Position of Women Authors in the Business Genre

By Sally Haldorson, published February 24, 2016, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry, The Company

A pointed question from Jane McGonigal led our General Manager, Sally Haldorson, to take a closer look at the underlying bias against women authors in the business genre.


This is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon

By Sally Haldorson, published February 11, 2016, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers have written a speedy compendium of sports stories and human behavioral tendencies that serves up social science insight with agility and good humor.


The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It...Every Time

By Sally Haldorson, published January 22, 2016, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

The author of Mastermind, a book that instructed us to think with deduction and precision in the vein of Sherlock Holmes, brings us The Confidence Game, a look at some of the most skillful cons every executed, how the grifters performed them, why people were often willing participants to the bitter end, and how we can be more aware and less likely to be taken for a ride.


Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

By Sally Haldorson, published January 14, 2016, at 8:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire's new book coincided serendipitously with the death of David Bowie.

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6 Non-Fiction Gift Books for the Business Reader (and really, anyone)

By Sally Haldorson, published December 15, 2015, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

When a tie or scarf just won't do.

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Inside the Longlist: Leadership & Management

By Sally Haldorson, published November 11, 2015, at 2:30 PM – Filed under:

Our General Manager Sally takes a look at the Leadership & Management category of The 2015 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards longlist.


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

By Sally Haldorson, published October 6, 2015, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

"A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself." - Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic


Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual

By Sally Haldorson, published September 28, 2015, at 10:24 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

During World War II, the government issued a classified manual for identifying acts of sabotage. Now Robert M. Galford, Bob Frisch, and Cary Greene take that (since declassified) document and apply it to the workplace.


Grit to Great : How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary

By Sally Haldorson, published September 10, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

How do we learn to have grit if excellence is held higher as a virtue than persistence?


Rising Strong

By Sally Haldorson, published August 26, 2015, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

"Failure can become nourishment if we are willing to get curious, show up vulnerable and human, and put rising strong into practice." Brene Brown


Substance and Style

By Sally Haldorson, published July 20, 2015, at 2:07 PM – Filed under:

What we talk about when we talk about good writing.