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Jack Covert Selects - Blood Sweat & Tears

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2001, at 6:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Blood Sweat & Tears: The Evolution of Work by Richard Donkin, Texere, 370 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 1587990768 The very first quality I look for when trying to pick a Jack Covert Selects book is customer value. Stuck at the Airport, included in this missive, is a perfect example of a book offering a ton of value to our customers.

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Jack Covert Selects - The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 5, 2001, at 9:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team by John C. Maxwell, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 250 Pages, $24. 99 Hardcover, July 2001, ISBN 0785274340 Certain publishers generally publish a certain kind of book.

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Jack Covert Selects - dotcalm

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 5, 2001, at 9:50 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

dotcalm: the search for sanity in a wired world by Debra Dinnocenzo & Richard Swegan, Berrett Koehler Publishing, 110 Pages, $14. 95 Paperback, June 2001, ISBN 157675152X Today, one of my employees came to me with a solution to all my problems a cordless headset. With a cordless headset, I wouldnt be tied to my desk, and Id never miss a call when in the warehouse or customer service department, working alongside my employees.

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Jack Covert Selects - Casino Moscow

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 5, 2001, at 9:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Casino Moscow: A Tale of Greed and Adventure on Capitalisms Wildest Frontier by Matthew Brzezinski, The Free Press, 300 Pages, $25. 00, Hardcover, July 2001, ISBN: 0684869764 When the galley of Casino Moscow came across my desk, I had hopes that this book would be fun. I put the book in a place of honor, the spot that I look to whenever I am on the phone and put on hold.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Power of Positive Thinking in Business

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Power of Positive Thinking in Business: The 10 Traits for Maximum Results by Scott W. Ventrella, The Free Press, 160 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 0743212371 God, do we need this book!

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Jack Covert Selects - Reclaiming the Fire

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:34 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout by Dr. Steven Berglas, Random House, 210 Pages, $25. 95 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 0679463216 In the world of publishing, there arent many master editors, but Jonathan Karp of Random House is one, in my opinion.

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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.