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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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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.

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A New KnowledgeBlocks Giveaway! Get Rich Carefully by Jim Cramer

By Sally Haldorson, published January 8, 2014, at 7:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In Get Rich Carefully, Wall Street veteran Jim Cramer of CNBC fame, aims to turn you "from amateur investor to someone who can go toe-to-toe with professionals. . .

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The Elite Eight: Our Picks for the Top Business Books of 2013

By Sally Haldorson, published December 23, 2013, at 4:17 PM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry

Click on the links below to read more about our choices for the top books of 2013, as well as the books that made our category shortlists. We will be announcing the Best Business Book of 2013 at our (mostly) annual We Believe in Books party in NYC the second week of January. Stay tuned!

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Thinker in Residence: Debbie Millman on Business & Books

By Sally Haldorson, published December 20, 2013, at 8:08 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Great thinkers are often influenced by other great thinkers, twisting their knowledge about to make new and thoughtful iterations. Here are Debbie Millman's influences. Q.

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with Debbie Millman

By Sally Haldorson, published December 19, 2013, at 6:35 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Creativity requires a personal belief that you have something meaningful to say or to contribute. If this belief gets squashed or hindered, it can fundamentally damage the brain’s neurological pathways responsible for creative connections and communication. ~Debbie Millman Q.

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Thinker in Residence: Debbie Millman

By Sally Haldorson, published December 18, 2013, at 6:36 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Debbie Millman is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for 18 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands, including projects with P&G, Colgate, Nestle, Kraft and Pepsi. She is President Emeritus of AIGA, the largest professional association for design in the world.

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2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: General Business

By Sally Haldorson, published December 17, 2013, at 5:17 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The entries were submitted, the books were read, the shortlists determined, and we are now ready to announce the category winners of the 2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards! In the General Business category. .