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Jack Covert Selects - The 2R Manager

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 11, 2002, at 9:42 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The 2R Manager: When to Relate, When to Require, and How to Do Both Effectively, Peter E. Friedes, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 200 Pages, $19. 95 Paperback, July 2002, ISBN 078795893X The innumerable books written about management range from 1st grade level primers to 467 ways to better management guides to the driest of theoretical compositions.

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Jack Covert Selects - Repacking Your Bags

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 5, 2002, at 9:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Repacking Your Bags: Lightening Your Load for the Rest of Your Life, 2nd Ed. by Dick Leider and David Shapiro, Berrett-Koehler Publisher, 260 Pages, $16. 95 paperback, July 2002, ISBN 1576751805 Just answer one simple question for me: Do you feel its time to make a change in your life?

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Jack Covert Selects - The Ten Demandments

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 22, 2002, at 9:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Ten Demandments: Rules to Live by in the Age of the Demanding Customer by Kelly Mooney with Laura Bergheim, McGraw Hill Publishing, 240 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, June 2002, ISBN 0071387390 I am a book lover. But then youve probably already gathered that from previous reviews.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Strategy Machine

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 22, 2002, at 9:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Strategy Machine: Winning the Information Revolution One Day at a Time by Larry Downes, HarperBusiness, 236 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, June 2002, ISBN 0066211298 You only have to read the Preface of Larry Downes new book The Strategy Machine to know that this is going to be a good read. Titled, Strange Tales of the New Economy, the writing in this preface is fresh and entertaining.

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Jack Covert Selects - Go to Market Strategy

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 22, 2002, at 9:31 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Go To Market Strategy: Advanced Techniques and Tools for Selling More Products to More Customers More Profitably by Lawrence G. Friedman, Butterworth-Heinemann, 280 Pages, $29. 95 Hardcover, June 2002, ISBN 0750674601 Friedman first assures us that this is not another book about selling on the web, but instead it is about the larger and more strategic issue of how to take products and services to market more powerfully in order to increase sales, market share, profits, and customer loyalty.

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Jack Covert Selects - Execution

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 22, 2002, at 9:29 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, CrownBusiness, 260 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, June 2002, ISBN 0609610570 I have been asked to write a column listing the falls top three business books to appear in Midwest Express Airlines magazine. You lucky souls who have flown Midwest know what a great airline it is and I am very proud to have been asked to write this column.

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Jack Covert Selects - Being the Shopper

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 22, 2002, at 9:26 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Being the Shopper: Understanding the Buyers Choice by Phil Lempert, John Wiley and Sons, 220 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, June 2002, ISBN 0471151351 Above all, I consider myself a merchant and have been such for a good part of my life. Not only do I love making sales, I love to watch for buying trends and for changes in the publics buying behavior.

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Jack Covert Selects - A Working Stiff's Manifesto

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 23, 2002, at 9:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A Working Stiffs Manifesto by Iain Levison; Soho Publishing; 164 Pages; $22. 00 Hardcover; April 2002; ISBN 1569472807 This is another one of those books that doesnt quite fit into any conventional business book category. A Working Stiffs Manifesto is the story of one mans adventures in the job market.

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Jack Covert Selects - First Among Equals

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 22, 2002, at 9:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

First Among Equals: How to Manage a Group of Professionals by Patrick J. McKenna and David H. Maister; Free Press; 288 pages; $26.

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Jack Covert Selects - Small Pieces Loosely Joined

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2002, at 9:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web by David Weinberger, Perseus Publishing, 200 Pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, April 2002, ISBN 0738205435 One of the early landmark books about the Internet was The Cluetrain Manifesto, co-authored by David Weinberger. The book was notorious for talking big, even called pretentious, strident, and absolutely brilliant by the reviewer at The Wall Street Journal.

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Jack Covert Selects - Floating on the Page

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 20, 2002, at 9:13 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Floating off the Page: The Best Stories from The Wall Street Journals Middle Column Edited by Ken Wells, Wall Street Journal Books, 280 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 0743226631 As readers of this little exercise called Jack Covert Selects know, I love what I call Airplane Reads. These books should be packed in the front pocket of your carry-on so that when you are waiting out a lay-over or just too bored/tired/burned out to work on the expense report, you can pick it up and have a nice read.

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Jack Covert Selects - Poker MBA

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2002, at 9:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Poker MBA: Winning in Business No Matter What Cards Youre Dealt by Greg Dinkin and Jeffrey Gitomer, Crown Business, 240 Pages, $23. 95 Hardcover, April 2002, ISBN 0609609866 I have followed Jeffrey Gitomers career for many years and even had the privilege of spending a morning with him when he last came through Milwaukee. I learned a tremendous amount about sales (Jeffreys specialty) and my own company during that conversation.