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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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.


The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies

By Sally Haldorson, published July 9, 2015, at 10:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Not unexpectedly, there are plenty of leadership lessons, or perhaps warnings, one can draw out of these two Booker Prize winning novels about Thomas Cromwell's 'reign' as King Henry the VIII's primary advisor.

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800-CEO-READ Remembers Avin Mark Domnitz

By Sally Haldorson, published July 2, 2015, at 3:30 PM – Filed under: The Company

"He always said he was a bookseller, first and foremost."


Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

By Sally Haldorson, published May 28, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Sally reviews Richard Thaler's new book, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.

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Working Toward Happiness

By Sally Haldorson, published April 17, 2015, at 11:11 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Like many things, perhaps working hard for happiness makes those moments of happiness, in whatever form, savory rather than just sweet.