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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!

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Jack Covert Selects - Why Pride Matters More Than Money

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 25, 2003, at 3:45 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Why Pride Matters More Than Money: The Power of the Worlds Greatest Motivational Force by Jon R. Katzenbach, Crown Business, April 2003, 203 pages, $18. 95 Hardcover, ISBN 0609610651 We are so often taught that pride is a bad thing.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Maverick and His Machine

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 23, 2003, at 3:43 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Maverick and His Machine by Kevin Maney, John Wiley and Sons, 500 Pages, $29. 95 Hardcover, April 2003, ISBN 0471414638 I love business success stories, and have read some very good ones. Not surprisingly, many of them are about IBM, like the Lou Gertsner book (Who Says Elephants Cant Dance?

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Jack Covert Selects - The Productive Narcissist

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 23, 2003, at 3:41 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Productive Narcissist: The Promise and Peril of Visionary Leadership by Michael Maccoby, Broadway, April 2003, 320 pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, ISBN 0767910230 Before we start, we need to set something straight. The narcissist Michael Maccoby is talking about is not what you probably have in mind: a vain person so out of touch with reality because theyre always looking in the mirror.

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Jack Covert Selects - Marketing Insights From A to Z

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 20, 2003, at 3:39 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Marketing Insights From A to Z: 80 Concepts Every Manager Needs to Know by Philip Kotler, John Wiley & Sons, 190 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, April 2003, ISBN 0471268674 All right ladies and gentlemen, I have a book for you. (A little PT Barnum, going on here.

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Jack Covert Selects - Big Change at Best Buy

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 6, 2003, at 3:38 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Big Change at Best Buy: Working Through Hypergrowth to Sustained Excellence by Elizabeth Gibson and Andy Billings, Davies-Black, 325 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, March 2003, ISBN 0891061762 As many of you know by now, I am a confessed music junkie. And, I also enjoy playing the occasional computer game.