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Jack Covert Selects: Call of the Mall

By Jack, published May 28, 2004, at 10:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This is a Jack Covert Selects from April 2004. I thought this went well with Todd's prior post today. The Call of the Mall: A Walking Tour Through the Crossroads of our Shopping Culture by Paco Underhill, Simon and Schuster, 200 Pages, $24.

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Armstrong at AT&T

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 10:16 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There is a feature article* in Wednesday's (5/26/04) Wall Street Journal about C. Michael Armstrong. He is retiring as chairman of Comcast after forty years in business.

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Busy Bee

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 5:59 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Matthew at nonbillablehour is really busy this weekend. I was hoping to just get some yard work done, but you should see Matthew's list. The book related item on his agenda is finishing Seven Day Weekend.

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Wine and Business

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 4:28 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I first read about Paul Dolan and Fetzer Vineyards in the December issue of Fast Company. The article highlighted Dolan's book True to Your Roots: Fermenting A Business Revolution. Dolan left Fetzer in April.

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Creative Commons Coolness

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 3:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Suw Charam writes an extensive post on Lawrence Lessig's new book Free Culture and all the derivative work that came from the use of Creative Commons. This from Lessig's blog: "36 hours after the book was released, I know of nine versions available, including: MS-reader, Rocket e-Book, zipped, iSilo, Mobipocket, EasyRead, PostScript, Plain Text, and HTML. " Charam's post details the quick evolution and creation of the audiobook.

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Hearing the Call of the Mall

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 2:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Here is what people have been saying about Paco Underhill's new book Call of the Mall. You start by reading the first chapter at the ABC's Good Morning America website. Nicole at Fuzzy Signals has a pretty extensive review of the book and she talks about how she has used Underhill's work on other projects.

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Switzerland and Innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 27, 2004, at 1:35 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Joel Kurtzman (former HBR editor and editor of MBA in a Box) writes a piece for European Business Forum. He says you need to be messy to innovate and that places like Switzerland and Japan are a little too organized. This goes well with a post from Evelyn at Crossroads Dispatches.

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What Lip-Sticking Recommends

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 27, 2004, at 12:31 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

This week, we are showcasing Lip-Sticking by Yvonne DiVita for our "What Do You Recommend? " feature. I liked seeing a lot of titles I am not familiar with.

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Introducing Dennis, My Mechanic

By Jack, published May 26, 2004, at 8:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I was at my mechanic yesterday and he was lamenting being a small business person. He has gone to some classes put on for mechanics, which has helped. I sent him the Jeffrey Fox new book on small business and I told him that I would like him to review the book for the blog.

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A New Enterprise

By Jack, published May 26, 2004, at 7:43 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

It is no secret that business books as a catagory are suffering. Certain classic publishers are now selling cook books--The Free Press--and some have disappeared--Perseus Books, actually they still exist but as the name of a collection of publishers. W.

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Can't Everybody Play Nice?

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 26, 2004, at 6:55 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Katherine at Decent Marketing wrote a great post called "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter". She challenges the conventional wisdom that says you need to take an aggressive, assertive and confrontational stance in business. A part of her argument includes a list of books including Sun Tzu, Guerilla Marketing, and Brand Warfare.

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Links for 'Death by Meeting'

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 25, 2004, at 3:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I wanted to see what business books people were talking about. So I did some searches on Technorati and Feedster. Here are some people's thoughts on Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni: Haral Leitenmuller links the book and recommends some others Manny Herendez at blogcritics.