Biography & Narrative


Do the Kind Thing by Daniel Lubetzky

By Aaron Schleicher, published April 2, 2015, at 9:30 AM in Jack Covert Selects

Daniel Lubetzky's Do the Kind Thing is a great tale of a profitable, mission-driven business, and a great reminder to stick to our foundational values.


The Art of the Start 2.0

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 3, 2015, at 8:30 AM in New Releases

Guy Kawasaki has totally overhauled his iconic book, The Art of the Start, an essential guide for anyone starting anything.

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And the Winners Are...

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 9, 2014, at 9:45 AM in News & Opinion

The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards category winners (and shortlist for the best book of the year) 2014.


The 5-8-40 Business Gift Book Club

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 17, 2014, at 12:00 PM in News & Opinion

Impress your boss or empower your employees with books to help them grow... or just treat that special business someone in your life.


Chinese Rules

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 4, 2014, at 9:32 PM in Excerpts

Tim Clissold's Mr. China is one of the great books on China's rise. He is now back with a new book, Chinese Rules, to update the situation there.

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Martha Stewart and a Midwestern Blacksmith

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 28, 2014, at 7:55 PM in News & Opinion

There are scores of makers in Milwaukee (and in your city) doing fantastic work you can't find at the Box and Everything stores.

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Thinker in Residence - John Hope Bryant on Business and Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 11, 2014, at 4:21 AM in Interviews

"It’s not like we delivered 'the memo' and poor, working class and middle class folks flubbed it and failed the test. We were simply never given the memo. " ~John Hope Bryant

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with John Hope Bryant

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 10, 2014, at 2:53 AM in Interviews

"As I looked around me, throughout the course of my life, it just dawned on me that Americans' and America’s real value was hiding in plain sight. " ~John Hope Bryant

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A Covert Departure

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 30, 2014, at 11:09 PM in News & Opinion

Today is officially the last day of Jack Covert's tenure as President of 800-CEO-READ, a company he founded and has led since 1984. If it were up to us as a staff, we would find some grand gesture to mark the occasion. We would release a flock of exquisite birds in his honor, or etch "Thanks, Jack" onto the face of the moon.


Women Authors, Business Women

By Sally Haldorson, published January 23, 2014, at 12:16 AM in Staff Picks

Upon first glance at this post, you may feel compelled to ask: why are you singling out business books written by women authors about women in business, directed (at least to some degree) to a female audience? Well, because the reality is that, according to the U. S.

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The Elite Eight: Our Picks for the Top Business Books of 2013

By Sally Haldorson, published December 23, 2013, at 4:17 PM in News & Opinion

Click on the links below to read more about our choices for the top books of 2013, as well as the books that made our category shortlists. We will be announcing the Best Business Book of 2013 at our (mostly) annual We Believe in Books party in NYC the second week of January. Stay tuned!

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2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: Sales & Marketing

By Sally Haldorson, published December 16, 2013, at 10:39 PM in News & Opinion

The entries were submitted, the books were read, the shortlists determined, and we are now ready to announce the category winners of the 2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards! In the Sales & Marketing category. .