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Jack Covert Selects - The Maverick and His Machine

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 23, 2003, at 3:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Maverick and His Machine by Kevin Maney, John Wiley and Sons, 500 Pages, $29. 95 Hardcover, April 2003, ISBN 0471414638 I love business success stories, and have read some very good ones. Not surprisingly, many of them are about IBM, like the Lou Gertsner book (Who Says Elephants Cant Dance?

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Jack Covert Selects - The Productive Narcissist

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 23, 2003, at 3:41 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Productive Narcissist: The Promise and Peril of Visionary Leadership by Michael Maccoby, Broadway, April 2003, 320 pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, ISBN 0767910230 Before we start, we need to set something straight. The narcissist Michael Maccoby is talking about is not what you probably have in mind: a vain person so out of touch with reality because theyre always looking in the mirror.

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Jack Covert Selects - Marketing Insights From A to Z

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 20, 2003, at 3:39 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Marketing Insights From A to Z: 80 Concepts Every Manager Needs to Know by Philip Kotler, John Wiley & Sons, 190 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, April 2003, ISBN 0471268674 All right ladies and gentlemen, I have a book for you. (A little PT Barnum, going on here.

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Jack Covert Selects - Big Change at Best Buy

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 6, 2003, at 3:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Big Change at Best Buy: Working Through Hypergrowth to Sustained Excellence by Elizabeth Gibson and Andy Billings, Davies-Black, 325 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, March 2003, ISBN 0891061762 As many of you know by now, I am a confessed music junkie. And, I also enjoy playing the occasional computer game.

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Jack Covert Selects - Use What You've Got

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 23, 2003, at 4:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Use What Youve Got: and Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom by Barbara Corcoran and Bruce Littlefield, Portfolio, February 2003, 250 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, ISBN 1591840023 What makes a good business book? It really isnt that hard.

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Jack Covert Selects - Presenting to Win

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 15, 2003, at 4:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story by Jerry Weissman, Financial Times Prentice Hall, 304 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, ISBN 0130464139 With all the focus put on high-tech communication gadgets and complex strategic techniques, its easy to forget about the fundamental basics of communication. This book, by Jerry Weissman, the presentation coach for the CISCO IPO and others, brings us back to focus on what is really important: communicating ideas clearly and effectively.

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Jack Covert Selects - Bringing Out the Best in Others!

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 5, 2003, at 4:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Bringing Out The Best in Others! : 3 Keys for Business Leaders, Educators, Coaches and Parents by Thomas K. Connellan, Bard Books, 190 Pages, $19.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Trusted Leader

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 23, 2003, at 4:27 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Trusted Leader: Bring Out the Best in Your People and Your Company by Robert Galford and Anne Seibold Drepeau, The Free Press, $25. 00 Hardcover, January 2003, ISBN 0743235398, 260 pages Robert Galford, David Maister and Charles Green together wrote last years bestselling The Trusted Advisor. This year, Galford returns with co-author Anne Seibold Drapeau with an extremely well-written book about trust in respect to leadership.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Cure

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 20, 2003, at 4:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Cure: Enterprise Medicine at Work, by Dan Paul & Jeff Cox, John Wiley & Sons, $24. 95 Hardcover, January 2003, ISBN 0471268305, 350 pages At the end of the last decade, I decided to compile a list of The Bestselling Business Books of the 1990s. I was surprised to find that the same guy wrote #1, The Goal, and #2, Zapp!

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Jack Covert Selects - Stuff Happens

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 19, 2003, at 4:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Stuff Happens (And Then You Fix It! ): 9 Reality Rules to Steer Your Life Back in the Right Direction, by John Alston and Lloyd Thaxton, John Wiley and Sons, $19. 95 Hardcover, February 2003, ISBN 0471273600, 120 pages When you have a book with this kind of title you can be assured that youre not dealing with chaos theory as applied to management.

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Jack Covert Selects - Perfect Enough

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 10, 2003, at 4:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Perfect Enough: Carly Fiorina and the Reinvention of Hewlett-Packard, by George Anders, Portfolio, $24. 95 Hardcover, January 2003, ISBN 1591840031, 288 pages Hewlett-Packard grew up as an old-school, old fashioned family business with strong values and integrity. So much so that their value as a tech company was compromised at timesproducts had to be perfect before they could be shipped out of the plant.

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Jack Covert Selects - Making Rain

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 6, 2003, at 4:17 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Making Rain: The Secrets of Building Lifelong Client Loyalty, by Andrew Sobel, John Wiley & Sons, $27. 95 Hardcover, January 2003, ISBN 0471264598, 240 pages The book Clients for Life, which Andrew Sobel co-wrote with Jagdish Sheth has been an 800-CEO-READ bestseller ever since it came out two years ago. Now, Sobel is on his own and brings us Making Rain.