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Tonight - They Made America

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 8, 2004, at 9:43 PM in News & Opinion

They Made America is a book and a four part PBS series by Harold Evans. The book/program is a series of profiles of American inventors and innovators. Tom Ehrenfeld pointed the book out to us a month as one we should watch.

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Set your VCR's or Tivo's

By Jack, published November 8, 2004, at 9:43 PM in News & Opinion

Tonight on PBS is part one of a series called They Made America. I am sorry I am notifying you with such short notice. We will have a lot of posts about the book that the series is based on in the near future.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Imagineering Way

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 16, 2004, at 11:18 PM in News & Opinion

Book: The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity Author: The Imagineers (from Disney) Reviewer: johnmoore (from the Brand Autopsy blog) Typically I pass on business books promising to increase your creativity. Most times, these books on creativity focus on teaching a proven system for generating out-of-the-box ideas. Such books on creativity have never helped me get more creative.

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Fall 2004 Strategy + Business

By Jack, published September 8, 2004, at 10:01 PM in News & Opinion

The new issue of s+b from Booz Allen Hamilton has a great case study on Dell and how they turned around the hurt they felt in late 2000. Books and reading helped CEO Kevin Rollins. Here are the books featured: Corporate Cultures: The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life by Deal/Kennedy The New Corporate Cultures: Revitalizing the Workplace after Downsizing, Mergers, and Reengineering by Deal/Kennedy Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J.

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Extreme Makeover: Company Edition

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 24, 2004, at 2:34 PM in News & Opinion

Business 2. 0 reviews Sergio Zyman's new book Renovate Before You Innovate.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Yo!

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 15, 2004, at 12:20 PM in News & Opinion

Title: The Book of Yo! Author: Simon Woodroffe Pages: 60 Published: October 2000 Dog-ear score: 36. 6% Reviewer: Rich.

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New Kid On The Block

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 3, 2004, at 7:27 PM in Jack Covert Selects

There is a new imprint being started by the Wharton Business School called Wharton School Publishing. They are coming out of the gate strong with three books for the fall and they are getting good coverage in the press. We are currently reading the galleys and I think at least one of these titles will end up with a Jack Covert Selects reviews.

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Book Review: Emotional Design

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 26, 2004, at 6:57 PM in News & Opinion

Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman, Perseus Books, 257 pages, Hardcover, January 2004, ISBN 0465051359. If youve ever labored to bring something to market, youve probably been party to this daisy chain of blame: designers and engineers fight vicious battles over form vs.

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Kottke reviews Surowiecki

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 21, 2004, at 1:20 PM in News & Opinion

Jason Kottke reviews James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds. Surowiecki visited our site back in May and wrote the following entries: Guest Appearance Think Different Solidarity vs.

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Dear Readers's Book of The Week

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 19, 2004, at 12:56 PM in News & Opinion

Dear Reader's Business Book Club is doing Ideas Are Free by Alan G. Robinson & Dean M. Schroeder.

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Brand Autopsy's Worthy and -less Reviews

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 1, 2004, at 5:08 PM in News & Opinion

Today, our friend John at Brand Autopsy posted Worthy Reads and Worthless Reads II. His books include: Its Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden How to Make Big Money in your Small Business by Jeffrey J.

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Switzerland and Innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 27, 2004, at 1:35 PM in News & Opinion

Joel Kurtzman (former HBR editor and editor of MBA in a Box) writes a piece for European Business Forum. He says you need to be messy to innovate and that places like Switzerland and Japan are a little too organized. This goes well with a post from Evelyn at Crossroads Dispatches.