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Jack Covert Selects - What the CEO Wants You to Know

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 1, 2001, at 5:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

What The CEO Wants You to Know: The Little Book with Big Ideas by Ram Charan, Crown Business, 120 Pages, $17. 95 hardcover, February 2001, ISBN 0609608398 Ram Charan is the co-author of our best-selling Every Business is a Growth Business and has written the perfect book for people like me who have worked themselves into a management or supervisory position without the "booklearning" many of our peers have. As the title implies, this is a book that explains everything from margins to 'Return on Investment', and much more.

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Jack Covert Selects - Duty First

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 9, 2001, at 9:40 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Duty First: West Point and the Making of American Leaders by Ed Ruggero, Harper Collins Publishers, 320 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, January 2001 I have met some very interesting people in this career. I have had dinners with Ken Blanchard and listened to his many wonderful stories.

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Jack Covert Selects - Now, Discover Your Strengths

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 7, 2001, at 4:05 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald Clifton, The Free Press, 260 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, January 2001, ISBN 0743201140 One of our best sellers from 1999 was First, Break All the Rules, a book we continue to sell in large quantities. So, I was excited to hear that Buckingham and Clifton were coming out with a new book.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Cultural Creatives

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 6, 2001, at 4:57 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Cultural Creatives: How 50 million people are changing the world by Dr. Paul Ray & Dr. Sherry Ruth Anderson, Harmony Books, 350 Pages, $25.

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Jack Covert Selects - High Five!

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 6, 2001, at 3:58 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

High Five! : The Magic of Working Together by Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles, William Morrow Publishers. 200 Pages, $20.

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Jack Covert Selects - Building Cross-Cultural Competence

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 5, 2001, at 3:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth from Conflicting Value by Charles Hampden-Turner & Fons Trompenaars, Yale University Press, 375 Pages, $29,95 Hardcover, November 2000, ISBN 0300084978 Because I'm human and a slacker at heart, "Building Cross-Cultural Competence" is not the kind of book I usually consider for JCS. It is from a University press (read: dry and boring), is scholarly (read: dry and boring), is on a subject that couldn't be interesting, (read: dry and boring) and is a physically large book (read: dry, boring AND time-consuming). HOWEVER, before I completely turn you off, let me tell you about what I learned: to overlook this book is to make a BIG mistake.

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Jack Covert Selects - eLeadership

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 29, 2000, at 9:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

eLeadership: Proven Techniques for Creating an Environment of Speed and Flexibility in the Digital Economy by Susan Annunzio, The Free Press, 240 Pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, December 2000, ISBN 0743204387 The Free Press is the publisher of some of the seminal business books of the twentieth century. Despite this reputation, the one complaint I might muster up about Free Press is that they can get a little, how can I say this, dry.

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Jack Covert Selects - Unleashing the Ideavirus

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 10, 2000, at 7:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Unleashing the Ideavirus by Seth Godin, Do You Zoom, Inc. , 190 Pages, $40. 00 Hardcover, September 2000, ISBN 0970309902 In the world of contemporary marketing, a couple of new names stand out - besides the classics like David Aaker, Philip Kotler.

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Jack Covert Selects - It Takes a Prophet to Make a Profit

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 5, 2000, at 6:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

It Takes a Prophet to Make a Profit: 15 Trends That Are Reshaping American Business by C. Britt Beemer and Robert L. Shook, Simon and Schuster, 280 Pages, $26.

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Jack Covert Selects - Executive Instinct

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 3, 2000, at 6:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Executive Instinct: Managing the Human Animal in the Information Age by Nigel Nicholson, Crown Business, 280 pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, November 2000, ISBN 0812931971 When I started Jack Covert Selects I promised myself that I would only write and talk about books I liked and got excited about. Well, once again I have broken a promise I made to myself.

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Jack Covert Selects - It's Not the BIG that Eat the SMALL

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 2, 2000, at 7:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

It's Not the BIG that Eat the SMALLit's the FAST that Eat the SLOW; How to use speed as a competitive tool in business by Jason Jennings & Laurence Houghton, HarperBusiness, 280 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, December 2000, ISBN 0066620538 When my kids were little, one of their favorite expressions was "No Duh, Dad! " Well, that's the way I felt about this book when I first glanced at the title.

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Jack Covert Selects - e-Service

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 1, 2000, at 6:42 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

e-Service: 24 Ways to Keep Your Customers - When the Competition is Just a Click Away by Ron Zemke and Tom Connellan, AMACOM Books, 320 Pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, October 2000, ISBN 0814406068 "e" anything is obviously the latest trend in business books. As in all trends there are leaders and there are followers.