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Jack Covert Selects - 24 Days

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 1, 2003, at 6:19 PM in Jack Covert Selects

24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies That Destroyed Faith in Corporate America by Rebecca Smith, John R. Emshwiller, Harpercollins, $25. 95, Aug 1, 2003, ISBN 0060520736 We know that Enron went out with a bang, but do we actually know what events led up to the explosion?

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Jack Covert Selects - The Wal-Mart Decade

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 24, 2003, at 6:10 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Wal-Mart Decade: How a New Generation of Leaders Turned Sam Waltons Legacy into the Worlds #1 Company by Robert Slater, Portfolio, 227 Pages, $25. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1591840066 Detailing the history of Wal-Mart to its current status, The Wal-Mart Decade actually spans more than a decades time. Robert Slater takes the reader back to the very start of Sam Waltons first retailing days in the 1960s as a Ben Franklin franchise owner whose success quickly brought him to own 16 of the stores in 3 states.

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Jack Covert Selects - Why Smart Executives Fail

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 23, 2003, at 6:09 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes by Sydney Finkelstein, Portfolio, 318 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1591840104 When we hear of a giant business failure, we think the executives must have been stupid, didnt know what was coming, didnt try hard enough, had bad leadership skills, or were just plain crooks. Finkelstein, a professor at Dartmouths Tuck School of Business, says that most of the time, none of the above are the reasons behind the disaster.

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Jack Covert Selects - Absolute Honesty

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 15, 2003, at 4:35 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Absolute Honesty: Building a Corporate Culture that Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity by Larry Johnson & Bob Phillips, AMACOM, 290 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 0814407811 I love books that are absolutely perfect for the time. When you consider that is takes a year for a book to make it through the book food chain, this book is remarkably timed.

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Jack Covert Selects - It's Alive

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 10, 2003, at 4:32 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Its Alive: The Coming Convergence of Information, Biology, and Business by Christopher Meyer and Stan Davis, Crown Business, 263 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, May 2003, ISBN 1400046416 Meyer and Davis, the authors of the bestseller Blur from a couple years back, have a new book with a new concept for another new type of economy: the molecular economy. I admit, I was very intimidated and cynical of all this science stuff, but once I started reading, I found it wasnt that difficult to understand at all.

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Jack Covert Selects - Code Name Ginger

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 2, 2003, at 4:29 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamens Quest to Invent a New World by Steve Kemper, Harvard Business School Press, 290 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, June 2003, ISBN 1578516730 I remember those many years ago when I first heard about this change the world product that was being developed. Heavyweights like Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs were saying that the world would never be the same once this secret was released.

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Jack Covert Selects - What Really Works

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 25, 2003, at 4:11 PM in Jack Covert Selects

What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success by Nitin Nohria, William Joyce, and Bruce Roberson, HarperBusiness, 352 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, May 2003, ISBN 0060512784 This book is the result of an extensive, thorough, and unique five-year study called the Evergreen Project in which the authors worked to find the fundamental practices that create sustained business success. Not an easy mission!

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Jack Covert Selects - The Warren Buffett CEO

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 23, 2003, at 4:10 PM in Jack Covert Selects

http://800ceoread. com/products/? ISBN=0471430455The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers by Robert P.

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Jack Covert Selects - Purple Cow

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 22, 2003, at 4:02 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin, Portfolio. 140 Pages, $19. 95 Hardcover, May 2003, ISBN 159184021X The one and only time I offered a money-back guarantee was with Lou Gerstners story of the IBM turnaround, Who Said Elephants Cant Dance?

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Jack Covert Selects - Service Magic

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 20, 2003, at 3:59 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Service Magic: The Art of Amazing Your Customers by Ron Zemke and Chip Bell, Dearborn Trade Publishing, 260 Pages, $18. 95 Paperback, May 2003, ISBN 0793164672 I love business books that give you up-front value. Books that have information that makes perfect sense, that show you the application to your business immediately.

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Jack Covert Selects - Awakening the Leader Within

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2003, at 3:57 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Awakening the Leader Within: A Story of Transformation by Kevin Cashman, John Wiley, 340 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, May 2003, ISBN 0471273198 The business novel/parable is making a huge comeback! So far this year, at least eight books of this genre have been released.

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Jack Covert Selects - A Branded World

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 5, 2003, at 3:47 PM in Jack Covert Selects

A Branded World: Adventures in Public Relations and the Creation of Superbrands by Michael Levine, John Wiley and Sons, 240 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, April 2003, ISBN 0471263664 When I first looked at A Branded World, I expected it to be a book on branding and marketing. Wrong!