Innovation & Creativity


What Is Missing From Shelves

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 9, 2007, at 7:20 PM in News & Opinion

I want to add one more point to Rebecca's post on the Carol Hymowitz column. Hymowitz ends her piece with: What's missing from bookstores, it seems, are more titles that show how executives have reshaped businesses so they don't become obsolete in the digital landscape, and one that explain the new rules of the corner office, where CEOs must cater to an array of constituents. To the first question of fighting technological irrelevance, Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma plays directly to that point.

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No "Jack Welch" on the horizon

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 9, 2007, at 6:30 PM in Staff Picks

It's interesting how many inquiries we receive regarding "CEO" books. Not from customers, but from the media. There seems to be a fascination with the stories of heroic or villainous business gurus.


Shout out from Seth

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 28, 2007, at 8:21 PM in News & Opinion

ChangeThis got a nice mention on Seth Godin's blog today. He has a really great entry up about how you can benefit from publishing an e-book. Here's a direct link to the post: http://sethgodin.

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Hot Spots spark innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 28, 2007, at 1:58 PM in Staff Picks

A few days ago we posted an excerpt from the book Ignited. Here's an excerpt from a February Financial Times article that reviewed Lynda Gratton's new book, Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces, And Organizations Buzz With Energy - And Others Don't, another "hot" title this spring: But, if you are lucky, you may also spot the occasional flash of orange or red. These are "hot spots" - "a moment when people are working together in exceptionally creative and collaborative ways .


Leading For Growth: A Review, Part II

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2007, at 1:44 PM in News & Opinion

I'm going to build off Todd's review of Leading for Growth. I heard about it months ago from its publisher and started reading it on my train ride down to Chicago the other day. Co-author Ray Davis has helped take Umpqua Bank (based in Oregon) into the limelight; I'm sure you've heard of the bank from a number of Fast Company mentions.


Zoom Zoom Zoom

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 11, 2006, at 5:47 PM in News & Opinion

Toyota is everywhere. There is a great article written in Fast Company this month by (of course) Charles Fishman called No Satisfaction. We have a great ChangeThis manifesto by Matt May called Elegant Solutions.


Richard Florida is blogging

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 13, 2006, at 3:10 PM in News & Opinion

Richard Florida, author of Rise of the Creative Class and Flight of the Creative Class, is blogging at The Creativity Exchange.


More From The Elegant Solution

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 31, 2006, at 5:38 PM in Jack Covert Selects

I just like The Elegant Solution alot. You are going to see a Jack Covert Selects on it this month. This morning, I posted a podcast that I did with Matt a couple of weeks ago.


Bill Taylor Interview from

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 26, 2006, at 4:00 PM in News & Opinion

I wanted to repost the great interview that our friends at OnMilwaukee. com did with Bill Taylor. They wrote this leading up to the live event we had two weeks ago.


Guy K's Q&A with Poll(a)y

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 9, 2006, at 5:43 PM in News & Opinion

Guy Kawasaki has Ten Questions with Polly LaBarre, co-author of Mavericks At Work. My favorite is: Question: How does gender play into maverick-dom? Answer: Some of the most powerfully inspiring and effective mavericks we know are women.


It's All Magic

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 3, 2006, at 2:37 PM in News & Opinion

That sometimes what business feels like. Two books this fall are using magic as the means to deliver their message. Andy Cohen, new author, ad exectuive and expert magician, has written Follow The Other Hand: A Remarkable Fable That Will Energize Your Business, Profits, and Life.


An Elegant Book

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 2, 2006, at 10:05 PM in News & Opinion

I am 100 pages into The Elegant Solution by Matthew May. I just like this book. I like the message.