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Kevin Maney's Thursday CEO Book Group

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 1, 2006, at 6:40 PM in News & Opinion

Kevin Maney writes about technology for USA Today and keeping a blog on their website. One of his regular blog features is to ask a technology company CEO to recommend two books: one old, one new. Here are some of the recent CEOs on their books: Garry Betty, CEO of Earthlink - The Regis Touch by Regis McKenna and The Paradox of Excellence: How Great Performance Can Kill Your Business, by David Mosby and MIchael Weissman.

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Harvard Business Review's 2006 Reading List

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 7, 2006, at 2:28 PM in News & Opinion

In the February issue, Harvard Business Review has their 2006 Reading List. The Elephant In The Room: Silence and Denial in Everyday Life by Eviatar Zerubavel (Oxford University Press, March) Working With Your Is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself From Emotional Traps In Work by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster (Warner Business Books, March) Family Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the Continental European Model by Harold James (Harvard University Press, March) Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass, March) The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy by AnnaLee Saxenian (Harvard University Press, April) Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature by Joseph Badaracco (Harvard Business School Press, April) Guanxi (The Art of Relationships): Microsoft , China, and Bill Gates' Plan to Win the Road Ahead by Robert Buderi and Gregory Huang (Simon and Schuster, May) Leading Through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Difference into Opportunities by Mark Gerzon (Harvard Business School Press, May) The Managerial Moment of Truth: The Essential Step in Helping People Improve Performance by Bruce Bodaken and Robert Fritz (Free Press, May) Treasure Hunt by Michael Silverstein and John Butman (Portfolio, May) Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn by Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker (Berrett-Koehler, May) The G-Quotient: How Gay Men Are Changing the Face of Leadership by Kirk Snyder (Jossey-Bass, June) Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets by John Weiser et al. (Berrett-Koehler, June) Shopportunity!

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10 Rules Video

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 23, 2006, at 6:47 PM in News & Opinion

We had Chris and VG (10 Rules for Strategic Innovators) over for a podcast in December. You can now see VG in full color over at Business Week Online. The interview is about eight and a half minutes long.

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Grab a box. Label it. Start a new project.

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 30, 2005, at 4:50 PM in News & Opinion

I really, really enjoy this book. It's an easy read and has a clean design. It's been around for a few years -- the hardcover was published back in 2003.

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"From Idea to Execution"

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 28, 2005, at 8:47 PM in News & Opinion

As Todd mentioned earlier, a cover does not always represent the inside contents. Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators is one such book. The book helps you take an idea and act upon it.

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Getting Noticed

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 5, 2005, at 8:08 PM in News & Opinion

I get packages at my house almost every day with new books coming out from publishers. We get even more mail at the office. The typical package has a book with a letter.

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Crowing about The Big Moo

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 7, 2005, at 4:40 PM in News & Opinion

The Big Moo has made the Wall Street Journal Bestsellers List the last two weeks (#8 last week and #15 this week). I wanted to congratulate Seth and all the writers. It is no small feat to make the list two weeks in a row.

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Ten Faces of Innovation Recap

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 7, 2005, at 3:16 PM in News & Opinion

Jack first called out the Tom Kelly's Ten Faces of Innovation from the BusinessWeek review last month. There has been some other great coverage that I wanted to make sure you have seen. Fast Company ran an excerpt from the book.

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A Whole New Whole New Mind

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 31, 2005, at 4:52 PM in News & Opinion

Heres a clever contest spawned by an equally clever book. Dan Pinks A Whole New Mind has been widely and justifiably touted on this site, which has also compiled a list of links. Now, with the paperback publication on the horizon, Pink asks readers to help him out.

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The Ten Faces of Innovation

By Jack, published October 17, 2005, at 2:22 PM in News & Opinion

In October 24, 2005 issue of BusinessWeek, Bruce Nussbaum reviews Tom Kelley's new book The Ten Faces of Innovation. He starts the review: Like many people these days, I only have time for books during airplane trips. And I measure how long they take to read by mileage.

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The Power of the Purse--Sony Joins the Ranks of Marketing to Women

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 6, 2005, at 3:15 PM in News & Opinion

The great thing about women and marketing is there is never a dearth of great stories and ideas to keep the conversation going. . .

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Make Your Own Magazine Karma

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 4, 2005, at 4:52 PM in News & Opinion

Does anyone else believe in Magazine Karma? Its a theory of mine that at every point in time there is a hot magazine which carries the buzz, the juice, the spirit and community of a very important yet heretofore unidentified community, who can bond and communicate only through the new publication. Prior carriers of Magazine Karma (MK) would be Esquire long ago, Manhattan Inc.