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Surprisingly good read

By Jack, published April 21, 2004, at 9:51 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

As, God forbid, we all age--some of us, like yours truly, are REALLY aged--we need to consider retirement. Couple of weeks ago I got a call from Howard Stone and he was pitching a book that he had self published in '02. The mainstream publisher Plume has picked up the paperback to be published in May 2004 called Too Young To Retire.

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Lessons from the Military

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 21, 2004, at 3:15 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Richard Patcher writes business book reviews for the Miami Herald. His March 22 review was titled "Is war a good metaphor for business? ".

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Books for Soldiers

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 21, 2004, at 3:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This is from the front page of their website: Books For Soldiers is a soldier support site that ships books, DVDs and supplies to deployed soliders and soldiers in VA hospitals, via our large volunteer network. If you have old, but usuable paperback books sitting around, collecting dust, why not send them to a solider for a big morale boost? Many of our volunteers have received email and letters from the soldiers they have adopted.

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The Page 23 Meme

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 21, 2004, at 12:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I thought this was fun [via via Crossroads Dispatches]. 1. Grab the nearest (business) book.

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Books in Books - Re-Imagine!

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 20, 2004, at 10:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I have been asking folks I know how much business book reading they do. My friend Dana says he reads 2 books a month and dips into 10 more for specific insights. He also shared this with me: I generally believe that reading begets reading and typically find great books because they were referenced in a book that I'm reading or on a list in the bibliography.

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New Guy

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 20, 2004, at 7:20 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I know there are a lot of fans out there of Guy Kawasaki. He has a new book coming out this fall called "The Art of the Start". He decided to hold a contest for the cover design of the new book.

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When More Is Less

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 20, 2004, at 3:57 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Alan at Marketingdriven. com reviews Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz.

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History of Rockfeller Center

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 19, 2004, at 9:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I was talking with Jack this morning about my post on historical books and he said we needed tell everyone about Great Fortune by Daniel Okrent. It is about the building of Rockfeller Center and it was a Jack Covert Select in November 2003. I'll let him tell you about it: Daniel Okrent wrote one of my favorite baseball books of all time called Nine Innings, about one game of baseball in the eighties.

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Books at Brand Autopsy

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 19, 2004, at 7:46 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Brand Autopsy continues to provide great business book reviews. Yesterday, they did a rundown of 12 recent reads. Read the worthy and unworthy.

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AMA accepting book nominations

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 19, 2004, at 7:16 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

We wanted to pass this along to everyone. The American Marketing Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2004 Berry-AMA Book Prize for the Best Book in Marketing. The nominations are due May 1, 2004.

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Jack Covert Selects - Ready to Lead?

By Jack, published April 19, 2004, at 3:44 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Ready to Lead, A Story for New Leaders and Their Mentors by Alan Price, Jossey-Bass, 160 pages, $22. 95 hardcover, May 2004, ISBN 0787969516 As I read books and look for Jack Covert Selects candidates, certain things jump out at me. I love brevity.

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Building Nations and Skyscrapers

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 16, 2004, at 9:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I know a lot of people who are inspired by reading history. There were two articles in the Wall Street Journal this week pointed people to historical titles. The first article was in Monday's (4/12/04) paper titled 'Behind America's Infatuation With the Founding Fathers'.