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FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book Award Finalists

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 20, 2005, at 1:37 PM in News & Opinion

This morning, they announced the finalists for The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of The Year Award. The finalists are: The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote The Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture by John Battelle (Portfolio) The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalized World in the 21st Century by Thomas Friedman (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (William Morrow) Fast Second: How Smart Companies Bypass Radical Innovation to Enter and Dominate New Markets by Constantinos Markides and Paul Geroski (Jossey Bass) The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Econonmist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli (Wiley) DisneyWar: Battle for the Magic Kingdom by James Stewart (Simon & Schuster) Each finalist receives £5000 (~$9000) and the winner will receive £30000 (~$54,000). The overall winner will be announced Monday, November 21st.


Publishers Push in the Blogosphere

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 20, 2005, at 2:33 PM in News & Opinion

This article from the The Book Standard attributes bloggers and their reviews to the success of Freakonomics. I will tell you that I track certain titles to see what people are saying and the level of conversation with Freakonomics was on par with Blink when it first came out. If you were one who got a copy from William Morrow, leave a comment.


Review: Freakonomics

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 11, 2005, at 8:39 PM in News & Opinion

This review was submitted by Dave Taylor, a prolific blogger and author, parenting advocate and fast typist. You can learn more about him at http://www. intuitive.


Why Businesspeople Should Read Wired

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2005, at 4:47 PM in News & Opinion

I like Wired alot. Most people think is a tech magazine. I think it is about the future and that is something all businesspeople should be aware of.


Will Boomers Blow Up The Stock Market?

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 6, 2005, at 10:58 PM in News & Opinion

On the front page of yesterday's Wall Street Journal was an outstanding article (sub. needed) on the future of the stock market. Jeremy Siegel is a professor at Wharton and he has been a big supporter of stocks as a long-term investment.


The World is Really Flat

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 28, 2005, at 8:51 PM in News & Opinion

This would be the yang to today's ying on The World Is Flat.


Tax Day Arrives

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 15, 2005, at 9:30 PM in News & Opinion

To coincide with our birthday, it is also Tax Day. The book connection would be Many Unhappy Returns: One Man's Quest To Turn Around The Most Unpopular Organization In America by by Charles O. Rossotti.


A Little Late to the Party on Freakonomics

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 13, 2005, at 7:41 PM in News & Opinion

I feel like we are a little late to the party on telling you about Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden State of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. I know we still may be the first place that you heard about it, but we still like to be in front on these sorts of things. This is another one of those books Jack was talking about in the Financial Times.


Nation of Rebels Review

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 31, 2005, at 5:21 PM in News & Opinion

I have been intrigued by Nation of Rebels by Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter. I have only had time to read the introduction. While looking through my new copy of Paste Magazine, I noticed they did a review.


Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Letter to Shareholders

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2005, at 10:00 PM in News & Opinion

Every year Warren Buffet writes the Annual Letter to Shareholders for Berkshire Hathaway. I think they are required reading for any business person. This is the rare chance to read what the Oracle of Omaha has to say on the year past.


Quote - The Fundamentals

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 6, 2004, at 2:25 PM in News & Opinion

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You Too Can Learn the Insurance Industry

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 15, 2004, at 10:02 PM in News & Opinion

This is not an infomercial. There was an article in the Wall Street Journal [sub. needed] a few weeks ago about the staff that works for NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.