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Jack Covert Selects - The Impossible Just Takes a Little Longer

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 8:57 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Impossible Just Takes A Little Longer: Living with Purpose and Passion by Art Berg, William Morrow, 200 Pages, $25. 95 Hardcover, February 2002, ISBN 0060199903 I generally have a hard time with reading and reviewing self-help or motivational books because many of the books in that category seem to be too simplistic. So, with a healthy dose of skepticism, I dug into this book, in large part because I was engaged by the subtitle.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 8:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Pat Lencioni, Jossey Bass Publishers, 220 Pages, $22. 00 Hardcover, March 2002, ISBN 0787960756 Pat Lencioni is the president of a management consulting company in San Francisco and has written two very successful books on leadership. Lencioni excels at using the business fable, a genre I expect can be traced back to Eli Goldratt and The Goal.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Elephant and the Flea

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 5, 2002, at 8:51 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Elephant and the Flea: Reflections of a Reluctant Capitalist by Charles Handy, Harvard Business School Press, 225 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, February 2002, ISBN 1578518229 I must start this review with a confession. In my world, Charles Handy is a god, so if you sense some hero worship in this review, I do not apologize.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Best Business Stories of the Year

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 22, 2002, at 8:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Best Business Stories of the Year, 2002 Edited by Andrew Leckey and Ken Auletta. Hardcover: Pantheon, 432 pages, ISBN 0375420754, $29. 50.

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Jack Covert Selects - Love is the Killer App

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 3, 2002, at 8:40 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends by Tim Sanders, Crown Business, 200 Pages, $21. 00 Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 060960922X When I received this galley about six months ago, I was wary of the book because of the hip cover, zippy title, brief length, and its all-about-success-but-not-failure premise. Every time I cracked the cover, I found myself questioning Sanders premise.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Mousedriver Chronicals

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 20, 2002, at 8:44 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The MouseDriver Chronicles: The True-Life Adventures of Two First-Time Entrepreneurs by John Lusk & Kyle Harrison, Perseus Publishing, 260 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 0738205737 In short, we didnt do anything you couldnt do. Thats the point.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Tipping Point

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 20, 2002, at 8:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay Book, 290 Pages, $14. 95 Paperback, January 2002, ISBN 0316346624 When The Tipping Point first came out in hardcover last year, it was an expansion of a New Yorker piece Gladwell had written previously. Normally, I (re)recommend very few books as they are re-released in paperback, but this book is an exception.

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Jack Covert Selects - The New Imperialists

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 14, 2002, at 8:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The New Imperialists; by Mark Leibovich; Prentice Hall; 244 pages, $25. 00; Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 0735203172 Diversity is not on this authors agenda, but entertainment and enlightenment are. The author has chosen five of the usual suspects (all white, middle-age males with an outstanding intellect) who have lead the Internet revolution.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Big Red Fez

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 4, 2002, at 8:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Big Red Fez: How to Make any Web Site Better by Seth Godin, Simon & Schuster, 112 Pages, $11. 00 Paperback, January 2001, ISBN 0743227905 Dont let the title confuse you: The Big Red Fez is not about the Schriners, or, more appropriately for Milwaukee (the setting for Happy Days), Mr. Cs Grand Poobah hat.

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Jack Covert Selects - How Much is Enough?

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 3, 2002, at 8:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

How Much is Enough? Harness the Power of Your Money StoryAnd Change Your Life by Pamela York Klainer, Basic Books, 180 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 0465037488 Ive spent almost 19 years reading mainly about financially successful people.

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Jack Covert Selects - Beyond e

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 25, 2001, at 8:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Beyond e: 12 Ways Technology is Transforming Sales and Marketing Strategy by Stephen G. Diorio, McGraw Hill, 320 Pages, $29. 95 Hardcover, November 2001, ISBN 0071376496 Beyond e is written for you sales and marketing folks looking for new ways to use technology to grow your business.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Startup Garden

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 24, 2001, at 8:10 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Startup Garden: How Growing a Business Grows You by Tom Ehrenfeld, McGraw Hill Publishers, 220 Pages, $18. 95 Paperback, November 2001, ISBN 0071368248 I must start this off with the disclaimer that I havent made a habit of reading Entrepreneurial/Small Business books for JCS reviews because I assumed that most of youmy customerswerent really interested in small business books. In my desire to know my clients better, I have been connecting with some of you, and found out that inclusion of this type of book would really be appreciated.