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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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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Thinker in Residence: Richard Sheridan on Business & Books

By Sally Haldorson, published January 17, 2014, at 7:10 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

When you visit the website for Menlo Innovations, you'll find a link titled "Experience by Reading" on the top bar. Click there, and you'll find not only find information about Menlo books, but also a link to Recommended Reading, which features 25 books from innovation to design to social science. So this edition of "On Business & Books" is particularly appropriate.

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with Richard Sheridan

By Sally Haldorson, published January 16, 2014, at 9:25 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

I also came to an important realization: I wasn’t running towards risk by making these changes, I was running away from risk. What was at risk was me. I was around 40 years old at the time I started down this path.

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Thinker in Residence: Richard Sheridan

By Sally Haldorson, published January 15, 2014, at 8:04 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Richard Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc. is the CEO, Chief Storyteller and co-founder of Menlo Innovations. Here's his story: Rich knew at 13 years old what he was going to do the rest of his career when he typed in a two-line program into a Teletype and the computer came back and typed back “HI RICH”.

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The 800-CEO-READ Best Business Book of 2013 goes to....

By Sally Haldorson, published January 10, 2014, at 7:30 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success by G. Richard Shell! Congratulations to Portfolio for their excellent work on this terrific book.