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T.O.C. of The Toyota Way

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 11, 2004, at 12:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I recommended The Toyota Way yesterday, and realized this would be a perfect book to show the Table of Contents. You get a great feel for the book and whether it would be something you should pick-up. The full T.

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Free Prize Inside (Jack Covert Selects)

By Jack, published May 10, 2004, at 7:30 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Free Prize Inside: The Next Big Marketing Idea by Seth Godin, Portfolio, 256 pages, Hardcover, May 2004, ISBN 1591840414 Last year, Seth Godin published a wildly popular book called Purple Cow. You may have heard of it (I'm kidding). The book was all about creating remarkable products and services.

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Contributors This Week

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2004, at 6:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I told you we would be having different folks stop by from time to time. This week, we are going to have two people join us. The first is Barry Moltz.

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Unstuck (Jack Covert Selects)

By Jack, published May 10, 2004, at 6:23 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I posted a mini review two weeks ago, but decided I should post the whole piece. Unstuck, A Tool for Yourself, Your Team, and Your World by Keith Yamashita & Sandra Spataro, PH. D, Portfolio Publishers, 170 Pages, Hardcover, March 2004, ISBN 1591840376 When I received the galley to this book, I was really attracted to the bright cover and the small trim size.

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The Manufacturing Way

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2004, at 6:01 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

My entry last week got me thinking about other good manufacturing titles. First, if you are interested in Six Sigma, I recommend The Six Sigma Way by by Peter S. Pande, Robert P.

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Best Seller Lists

By Jack, published May 10, 2004, at 5:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Every work day we publish our previous day's best selling business books. I also compile my weekly best sellers, which are sent to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. I could publish that list on the blog, if you are interested.

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Evangelism

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2004, at 3:40 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

I was paging through a book this weekend called MBA in a Box by Joel Kurtzman. The book is a compilation of essays that have been grouped into thematic clusters ranging from Innovation to "How To Be A Leader" to Sustainability and the Environment. I hadn't heard this story before.

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Book Review - The Seven-Day Weekend

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2004, at 3:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Imagine you could find a company where you choose how much you get paid. Imagine you can choose when you want to work. Did you answer emails on Sunday?

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Free Prize Inside Reviews

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2004, at 5:15 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Here are some Free Prize Inside reviews that are outside the current book tour: Fouroboros Chris Lawer response to Johnnie Moore's Sethaholism Richard from Startupskills.

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Can't Get Started

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2004, at 4:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Have you ever tried to read a book and not been able to get started? I have tried about five times now to start read Beyond Disruption by Jean-Marie Dru. I can't get past page 40.

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Inspire! (Jack Covert Selects)

By Jack, published May 7, 2004, at 4:31 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

This is my current Jack Covert Selects review Lance Secretan's book Inspire! Lets face it: its not easy to be inspired anymore, is it? Our daily lives have in the past three years greatly been influenced by fear, doubt and skepticism.

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Links on 5/7/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2004, at 12:23 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Rodent Regetta points to notes for the Berkshire Hathaway meeting and recommends his letters to shareholders. I agree with him that they are some of the best business writing available (and it's free). BPICS provides their top 20 books for the manufacturing executive.