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

By Dylan Schleicher, 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 Dylan Schleicher, 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.

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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. .

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2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

By Sally Haldorson, published December 16, 2013, at 7:55 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 Entrepreneurship & Small Business category. .

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The 2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Shortlist: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

By Sally Haldorson, published December 12, 2013, at 6:06 PM in News & Opinion

Over the course of this week, we will be posting the shortlist selections for our 8 business book categories: General Business, Leadership, Management, Innovation/Creativity, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Marketing/Sales, Personal Development, Finance. On Monday, December 16th, we'll announce the 8 category winners! In early January, the overall winner of the 2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards will be awarded, so stay tuned to The Daily Blog for all the good news.

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Time for Design

By Sally Haldorson, published July 24, 2013, at 7:44 PM in Staff Picks

I've had a copy of Lee Devin and Robert D. Austin's book, The Soul of Design: Harnessing the Power of Plot to Create Extraordinary Products, on my desk since September. On it was a little sticky note that read, "blog," as a reminder to myself that I wanted to take a longer look when time allowed.

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Reinventing You

By Michael, published May 20, 2013, at 4:39 PM in Staff Picks

“What do people think of you? What do they say when you leave the room? ” Maybe you don’t think you have a brand.

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Jack Covert Selects - Creating Room to Read

By Sally Haldorson, published February 15, 2013, at 4:34 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy by John Wood, Viking Books, 320 pages, $27. 95, Hardcover, February 2013, ISBN 9780670025985 Some of us have a hard time turning our desire to “do good” into real action, which is why the option to donate to foundations active in doing good is so beneficial. This same desire to do good is what makes reading John Wood’s new book, Creating Room to Read, energizing.

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The Elite Eight: Our Picks for the Top Business Books of 2012

By Sally Haldorson, published December 18, 2012, at 6:40 PM in News & Opinion

In anticipation of announcing the winner of the 2012 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year tomorrow, here's a recap of the category winners. Click on the links below to read more about these top books of 2012. Which book is *your* pick for the top book of the year?

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Startup Communities

By Michael, published November 29, 2012, at 12:30 PM in Staff Picks

In the foreward to Brad Feld's most recent book, Startup Communities, Steve Case begins: During the past three decades, startups in the United States have created 40 million American jobs, all the net job creation in the country over that period. As we recover from a deep recession, our ability to innovate, build iconic companies, put people back to work, and inspire the world will once again be determined by whether entrepreneurs continue taking chances on a dream to start a business. This point demonstrates the importance of Startup Communities.