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Jack Covert Selects - The Invisible Heart

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 5, 2001, at 9:17 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance by Russell Roberts, MIT Press, 260 Pages, $22. 95 Hardcover, February 2001, ISBN 0262182106 The Invisible Heart is a book of many oddities. First, it is a novel with a business subtitle.

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Jack Covert Selects - Free Agent Nation

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 5, 2001, at 9:15 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Free Agent Nation: How Americas New Independent Workers are Transforming the Way We Live by Daniel H. Pink, Warner Books, 340 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 0446525235 Free Agency Nation began its life as a cover story for Fast Company in 1998.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Change Monster

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 5, 2001, at 9:13 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Change Monster: The Human Forces that Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation & Change by Jeanie Daniel Duck, Crown Business, 250 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 0609607715 Tom Peters, the Nostradamas of the business world, warned us several years ago: If you think the past three years have been crazy, just wait for the next eighteen months! One only has to look at the change resulting from the recent bevy of mergers, reorganizations, start-ups and shut-downs to see that he was right.

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Jack Covert Selects - Brand Warfare

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 5, 2001, at 9:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Brand Warfare: 10 Rules for Building the Killer Brand By David F. DAlessandro with Michele Owens, McGraw-Hill Pub. , 160 Pages, $24.

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Jack Covert Selects - Whistle While You Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 10, 2001, at 10:08 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Whistle While You Work: Heeding your Lifes Calling by Richard Leider and David Shapiro, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 140 Pages, $15. 95 Paperback, March 2001, ISBN 1576751031 The authors previous book, Repacking Your Bags, was an extremely influential book in my life. It came out at a time that I needed what the authors were talking about.

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Jack Covert Selects - Manage for the Long Term Present

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 9, 2001, at 10:07 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Manage for the Long Term Present: A Framework for Sustainable Growth by Michael G. Coleman & Sandra B. Austin, MicroPress, 300 Pages, $29,95 Hardcover, December 1999, ISBN 1929733046 I dont know how many people have heard the commercial, but for the past month, I have narrated a spot for Its Not the Big That Eat the Small, Its the Fast That Eat the Slow that ran during the Rush Limbaugh show.

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Jack Covert Selects - Imagination Engineering

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 7, 2001, at 10:05 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Imagination Engineering: Your Toolkit for Business Creativity by Brian Clegg and Paul Burch, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 190 Pages, $21. 00 Paperback, December 2000, ISBN 0273649299 I must start this JCS review of with a confession: I like this publisher. Yup, Im biased, but not afraid to admit it.

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Jack Covert Selects - Why I Hate Flying

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 6, 2001, at 10:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Why I Hate Flying by Henry Mintzberg, Texere Publishing, 150 Pages, $15. 95 Hardcover, March 2001, ISBN 1587990636 This is a strange and wonderful little book. I deeply respect the people who are running the new publishing company called Texere because of their outstanding track record, and I also have a huge respect for Henry Mintzberg, one of the greatest contemporary thinkers on strategy.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Customer Revolution

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 5, 2001, at 9:56 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Customer Revolution by Patricia B. Seybold with Ronni T. Marshak and Jeffrey M.

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Jack Covert Selects - Developing Employees Who Love to Learn

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 4, 2001, at 8:15 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Developing Employees Who Love to Learn: Tools, Strategies, and Programs for Promoting Learning at Work by Linda Honold, Davies-Black Publisher, 200 Pages, $32. 95 Hardcover, Feburary 2001, ISBN 0891061509 In this new book, Honold postulates that all organizations need to have a workforce that is not just willing to learn but one that embraces learning. Her premise is that employees that want to learn can develop new skills, add creativity and welcome changeall essential ingredients for a successful organization.

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Jack Covert Selects - Commanding Communications

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 1, 2001, at 9:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Commanding Communications: Navigating Emerging Trends in Telecommunications by Joseph Bonocore, John Wiley & Sons, 199 Pages, $29. 95 Hardcover, January 2001, ISBN 0471388211 I love this book! Why?

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Jack Covert Selects - What the CEO Wants You to Know

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 1, 2001, at 5:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

What The CEO Wants You to Know: The Little Book with Big Ideas by Ram Charan, Crown Business, 120 Pages, $17. 95 hardcover, February 2001, ISBN 0609608398 Ram Charan is the co-author of our best-selling Every Business is a Growth Business and has written the perfect book for people like me who have worked themselves into a management or supervisory position without the "booklearning" many of our peers have. As the title implies, this is a book that explains everything from margins to 'Return on Investment', and much more.