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Jack Covert Selects - Practice What You Preach

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Practice What You Preach: What Managers Must Do to Create a High Achievement Culture by David Maister, The Free Press, 225 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, June 2001, ISBN 0743211871 David Maister and 800-CEO-READ have been friends since 1993 when David published his first book, Managing the Professional Service Firm. That book was extremely well-received, we sold a ton of them, and the book continues to sell.

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Jack Covert Selects - New Sales Speak

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:31 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

New Sales Speak: The 9 Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes & How to Avoid Them by Terri L. Sjodin, CSP, John Wiley & Son, Inc. , 230 Pages, $18,95 Paperback, November 2000, ISBN 0471395706 As Ive discussed in previous JCS reviews, certain publishers can be counted on to do a certain kind of book very well.

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Jack Covert Selects - Eat That Frog!

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:29 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Eat That Frog! : 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy, Berrett Koehler Publishers, 120 Pages, $19. 95 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 1583762027 I must confess that I am not a fan of those fluffy, quick-fix business books that promise to improve your worklife better simply by reading them.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Business of America

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 5, 2001, at 9:27 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Business of America by John Steele Gordon, Walker & Company, 250 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, June 2001, ISBN 0802713831 One of the real treats of this job is to pick up a book when you need something to keep yourself occupied, like while eating lunch or waiting at the doctors office, and finding an authentic treasure. John Steele Gordon is a frequent contributor on NPRs Marketplace and the writer of a column in American Heritage called The Business of America.

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Jack Covert Selects - A Passion to Win

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 5, 2001, at 9:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A Passion to Win by Sumner Redstone with Peter Knobler, Simon & Schuster, 352 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 0684862247 As you all know, Sumner Redstone is the Chairman and CEO of Viacom, which also happens to own Simon & Schuster. When I first heard about this book, I was afraid it was going to be one of those books that are heavily vetted by lawyers, drained of anything potentially damaging (read: edgy or informative).

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Jack Covert Selects - The Other 90%

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 5, 2001, at 9:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership & Life by Robert K. Cooper, Crown Business, 280 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 0812932870 The Other 90% could be the next 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.

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Jack Covert Selects - Just for Fun

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 5, 2001, at 9:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, HarperBusiness, 280 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 0066620724 If you are looking for a book that will help you improve your ROI, this isnt the book. If you are looking for a book that will tell you how to lead your people to the promised land, this book isnt for you.

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Jack Covert Selects - Slack

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Slack: Getting Past Busywork, Burnout, and the Myth of Total Efficiency by Tom DeMarco, Broadway Books, 200 Pages, $23. 00 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 076790768X Tom DeMarcos book, Slack, could not have come out at a better time. Based on what I know about the world of publishing, I expect Broadway Books acquired rights to this book in late 1999 or early 2000.

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Jack Covert Selects - Love the Work You're With

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Love the Work Youre With: Finding the Job You Always Wanted Without Leaving the One You Have by Richard Whiteley, Henry Holt, 250 Pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, February 2001, ISBN 080506592X In 1971, Richard Whiteley co-founded the Forum Corporation, which has grown to be a 700-person global training firm based in Boston. In the 1990s, while at Forum, Whiteley wrote Customer Centered Growth and Customer Driven Company, two top-selling books on customer service.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Invisible Heart

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:17 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance by Russell Roberts, MIT Press, 260 Pages, $22. 95 Hardcover, February 2001, ISBN 0262182106 The Invisible Heart is a book of many oddities. First, it is a novel with a business subtitle.

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Jack Covert Selects - Free Agent Nation

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:15 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Free Agent Nation: How Americas New Independent Workers are Transforming the Way We Live by Daniel H. Pink, Warner Books, 340 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 0446525235 Free Agency Nation began its life as a cover story for Fast Company in 1998.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Change Monster

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:13 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Change Monster: The Human Forces that Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation & Change by Jeanie Daniel Duck, Crown Business, 250 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 0609607715 Tom Peters, the Nostradamas of the business world, warned us several years ago: If you think the past three years have been crazy, just wait for the next eighteen months! One only has to look at the change resulting from the recent bevy of mergers, reorganizations, start-ups and shut-downs to see that he was right.