Current Events & Public Affairs


Economics and Minimum Wage

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 2, 2006, at 2:02 PM in Jack Covert Selects

David Henderson, author of Making Great Decisions In Business and Life, had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. It's titled If Only Most Americans Understood [sub. needed].


Truth and Fiction in the Business World

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 28, 2006, at 1:02 PM in News & Opinion

Fortune has a blurb on two books in their Business Life section (pg 190, 7/31/2006). They recommend The Futurist by James Othmer. Dan Pink was telling me about this book at BEA back in May.


Watching the Bestseller Lists

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 21, 2006, at 3:23 PM in News & Opinion

It is very interesting to look at this week's Wall Street Journal bestseller list [sub. needed]. There are three entries on the business list outside of the regulars.

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Freakonomics Cover Art

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 16, 2006, at 2:57 PM in News & Opinion

I ran across this great site for book cover art. I saw the Freakonomics cover and decided to pull a couple other version for your enjoyment.


C-Level Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 16, 2006, at 6:03 PM in News & Opinion

I talk to lots of authors who tell me that their books are written for the chief executive officer. I often think it would would be nice if somebody took the time to talk to the others in the executive suite. Somebody must have been listening.


Economics Literacy

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 12, 2006, at 6:08 PM in News & Opinion

Don Moyer of thoughtformdesign writes a piece for the last page of Harvard Business Review every month. He uses graphic design to illustrate a simple business lesson. I think it is pretty cool.


Long Tail Cover

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 27, 2006, at 2:08 PM in News & Opinion

Chris Anderson put the cover art to The Long Tail up on his blog last week. We have galleys now and are reading it. The book comes out July 11th.


Finance Tools

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 28, 2006, at 4:00 PM in News & Opinion

Rob Norton (former executive editor for Fortune) wrote an article in Strategy+Business on the art of finance (registration required). Describing today's finance world as being full of measurements and assessments, he suggests these seven resources for learning more: Against the Gods by Peter L.


Being young and dealing with money

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 7, 2006, at 5:14 PM in News & Opinion

BusinessWeek's last issue featured two new books out about the young people in America and their money flow: Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30- Somethings Can't Get Ahead by Tamara Draut Generation Debt: Why Now is a Terrible Time to be Young by Anya Kamenetz The article "Up Against It at 25" describes the books as "similar economic jeremiads, although Kamenetz is the better writer and Draut the more knowing policy maven. " What is it about America's 20- and 30- somethings that make them so strapped? "Flawed government policies that have forced many students to borrow huge sums for college", less traditional workplace benefits and "an older generation of self-satisfied baby boomers [that] will soon begin retiring, sucking up government resources.


One more book to watch for

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 7, 2006, at 2:35 PM in News & Opinion

We want to make sure you don't forget about The Long Tail by Chris Anderson. We didn't have this book on our list nor was it on the HBR list. It was a terrible oversight.


Forbes' Best Business Books of 2005

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 27, 2006, at 2:58 PM in News & Opinion

I thought we had seen all of the lists for 2005, but Forbes published their selections on Tuesday. To determine the very best of the crop, we polled a dozen writers, editors and publishers from Forbes. Thirty-three books were nominated, which we then winnowed down to the five very best, with the help of the editors of Forbes magazine and Forbes.


Additional Recommended Finance Reading

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 12, 2006, at 8:36 PM in News & Opinion

We believe, of course, that every manager should read Financial Intelligence. However, as we said in the book, a good manager shouldn't just look at the numbers to understand his or her business. So, here are a few books we recommend to round out your reading list: A Stake in the Outcome -- What can go right and what can wrong in small, closely held businesses when equity is shared broadly.