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Jack Covert Selects - Who Really Matters

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 23, 2003, at 8:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege and Success by Art Kleiner, Currency/Doubleday, 250 Pages, $29. 95 Hardcover, October 2003, ISBN 0385484488 The subtitle of this book was what caught my eye, along with the incredible resume of Art Kleiner. After all, he helped write The Whole Earth Catalog and The Fifth Discipline series.

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Jack Covert Selects - Upward Bound

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 23, 2003, at 8:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Upward Bound: 9 Original Accounts of How Business Leaders Reach Their Summits by Michael Useem, Jerry Useem and Paul Asel, Crown Business, 250 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, October 2003, ISBN 1400050480 Michael Useem has written two books about leadership that I really liked. His son, a senior writer for Fortune, has joined him along with Paul Asel, a VC investor and an advisor to start-up businesses, in writing this new book.

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Jack Covert Selects - Take Back Your Time

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 23, 2003, at 8:51 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America edited by John de Graaf, Berrett-Koehler Publications, 270 pages, $14. 95, July 2003, ISBN 1576752453 Time poverty is something experienced by all of us. With the high demands of our fast-paced lives, there seems to be little time to relax.

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Jack Covert Selects - Mind Your Own Business

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 23, 2003, at 8:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Mind Your Own Business: A Mavericks Guide to Business, Leadership and Life by Sidney Harman, Currency/Doubleday, 200 pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, October 2003, ISBN 0385509596 Who is Sidney Harman and why, for goodness sake, do I need to read his book? Sidney Harman is the Harman of Harman/Kardon.

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Jack Covert Selects - Meaningful Marketing

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 23, 2003, at 8:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Meaningful Marketing: Selling More with Less Effort by Doug Hall with Jeffrey Stamp, Ph. D. , Betterway Publications, 224 Pages, $24.

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Jack Covert Selects - Bang!

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 23, 2003, at 8:44 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in A Noisy World by Linda Kaplan Thaler, Robin Koval, Delia Marshall, Doubleday, 256 pages, $24. 95, October 21, 2003, ISBN 0385508166 The world of marketing has always seemed like it was full of magic.

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Jack Covert Selects - Gangs of America

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 27, 2003, at 8:41 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy by Ted Nace, Berrett-Koehler, 300 Pages, $24. 95 Price, August 2003, ISBN 1576752607 This extremely interesting book couldnt be more timely. Sure, theres all sorts of talk about the corporate scandals and regulations that failed to prevent the swindles; but how many of us know how the corporation was born, or how it came to acquire so much power in the United States?

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Jack Covert Selects - Double-Digit Growth

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 20, 2003, at 8:39 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Double-Digit Growth: How Great Companies Achieve ItNo Matter What by Michael Treacy, Portfolio, 288 Pages, $27. 95 Price, September 2003, ISBN 1591840058 Michael Treacy co-wrote (with Fred Weirsema) The Discipline of Market Leaders, one of the more influential books of the last decade. It talked about the fact that many super successful companies did not try to be all things to their customersthey had the discipline to focus on price, selection or service.

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Jack Covert Selects - Authentic Leadership

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 8, 2003, at 8:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Authentic Leadership : Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value by Bill George, John Wiley & Sons, 217 Pages, $27. 95 Price, August 2003, ISBN 0787969133 Bill George, the former CEO of Medtronic, a leading medical technology company, has written a book that I think really does come from the bottom his heart. Authentic Leadership is Georges call to corporate America for a new kind of mission-driven leadership instead of financially-driven leadership.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Art of Happiness at Work

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 8, 2003, at 8:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Art of Happiness at Work by The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M. D.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Map of Innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 7, 2003, at 6:23 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Map of Innovation: Creating Something Out of Nothing by Kevin O'Connor, Paul B. Brown, Random House, $25. 95, August 2003, ISBN 1400048311 When I think of innovation, I think OK, sure; but first I have to do this report, compare those databases, and adjust my budget, andIll think about innovation later.

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Jack Covert Selects - Your Marketing Sucks

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 28, 2003, at 6:17 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Your Marketing Sucks by Mark Stevens, Crown Business, 224 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, July 2003, ISBN 0609609831 Author Mark Stevens certainly caught my attention with the title of his new book, Your Marketing Sucks. And just like the title, the slim book gets straight to the point in only 224 pages.