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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Jack Covert Selects - The Happiness of Pursuit

By Sally Haldorson, published September 12, 2014, at 10:31 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Chris Guillebeau didn’t know he had set out on a quest to travel to every country in the world until he had traveled to the first 50.


Jack Covert Selects - The Power of Noticing

By Sally Haldorson, published August 15, 2014, at 7:35 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

No matter how smart we are, if we don’t train ourselves to notice what is not immediately in front of us, then we cannot make the best decisions.


Make your brand’s purpose and passion clear

By Sally Haldorson, published July 1, 2014, at 5:31 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales, The Company

Joy Stauber runs Stauber Design Studio in Chicago, IL, and not only is she a great friend of the company, she is also a terrific designer who has helped us identify, articulate, and express our brand. If you've enjoyed any of our marketing pieces over the years, know that Joy has partnered with us to create the most eye-catching and consistent of messages. Watch the video below, created by Joy's intern, Lizzie Callen, which captures the best of our brand.


A New KB Giveaway: Six Simple Rules

By Sally Haldorson, published May 14, 2014, at 1:56 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated by Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman is one of those books that comes into your life at the exact time you need it. And you'll know immediately whether you need it now or not. And if you do?


Our Best Business Book of 2013, now in paperback!

By Sally Haldorson, published April 29, 2014, at 6:23 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

“Given what I do now, most people are surprised to learn that I did not start my academic career until I was thirty-seven and spent most of my twenties unemployed, much of the time deeply uncertain about who I was and what I wanted to do. But I count those years as the most important of my life. It was during that intense period of living with failure that I gained my first insights into the meaning of success.

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Thinker in Residence: Warren Berger on Business & Books

By Sally Haldorson, published April 18, 2014, at 11:42 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

"On the big questions of finding meaning, fulfillment, and happiness, we're deluged with answers--in the form of off-the-shelf advice, tips, strategies from experts and gurus. It shouldn't be any wonder if those generic solutions don't quite fit: To get to our answers, we must formulate and work through the questions ourselves. " ~Warren Berger

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with Warren Berger

By Sally Haldorson, published April 18, 2014, at 5:50 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

"We have an education and business culture that tends to reward quick factual answers over imaginative inquiry. Questioning isn’t encouraged—it is barely tolerated. " ~Warren Berger

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Thinker in Residence: Warren Berger

By Sally Haldorson, published April 17, 2014, at 5:29 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

"We’re all hungry today for better answers. But first, we must learn to ask the right questions. " Warren Berger believes questions are more important than answers.

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Subscribe to our kBOX & get Pitch Perfect and Think Like a Freak!

By Sally Haldorson, published April 8, 2014, at 3:42 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

From the practical to the radical, we've got two outstanding books for your quarterly KnowledgeBOX shipment. These books will ship the week of the 21st, so if you haven't signed up for our kBOX deliveries, sign up today! Your kBOX feature book is: The media coach and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan shares his secrets of pitch-perfect communications, showing readers how to communicate with confidence.


A New KB Giveaway! Thanks for the Feedback

By Sally Haldorson, published March 25, 2014, at 3:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Here is the first thing that popped into my head when I first glimpsed a copy of this book: I need to give this to my husband! Because his reaction to feedback is usually defensive. And that's what we always think, right?


A New KnowledgeBlocks Giveaway! On the Edge by Alison Levine

By Sally Haldorson, published February 7, 2014, at 3:37 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership by Alison Levine, Business Plus, 272 pages, $27. 00, Hardcover, January 2014, ISBN 9781455544875 We chose Alison Levine's On the Edge as one of our Jack Covert Selects reviews for January 2014. Here's why: On the Edge is an engaging page-turner that uses Levine’s experiences as a mountaineer (as well as Wall Street veteran and professor) to explore, and advise on, the challenges we each face as we strive to become better leaders.


Women Authors, Business Women

By Sally Haldorson, published January 23, 2014, at 12:16 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Upon first glance at this post, you may feel compelled to ask: why are you singling out business books written by women authors about women in business, directed (at least to some degree) to a female audience? Well, because the reality is that, according to the U. S.