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Jack Covert Selects - Poker MBA

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2002, at 9:11 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Poker MBA: Winning in Business No Matter What Cards Youre Dealt by Greg Dinkin and Jeffrey Gitomer, Crown Business, 240 Pages, $23. 95 Hardcover, April 2002, ISBN 0609609866 I have followed Jeffrey Gitomers career for many years and even had the privilege of spending a morning with him when he last came through Milwaukee. I learned a tremendous amount about sales (Jeffreys specialty) and my own company during that conversation.

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Jack Covert Selects - The 10 Lenses

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 10:02 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The 10 Lenses: Your Guide to Living & Working in a Multicultural World by Mark A. Williams, Capital Books Inc. , 240 Pages, $14.

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Jack Covert Selects - Making Sense of Strategy

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 10:00 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Making Sense of Strategy by Tony Manning, AMACOM, 98 Pages, $19. 95, Hardcover, April 2002, ISBN 0814471560 Strategy made simple, this is. Tony Manning presents his 10 principles to us right off the bat, before the table of contents, before the introduction.

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Jack Covert Selects - A Ghost's Memoir

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 9:57 PM in Jack Covert Selects

A Ghosts Memoir: The Making of Alfred P. Sloans My Years with General Motors; by John MacDonald, MIT Press; 147 pages; $24. 95, Hardcover, May 2002, ISBN 0262134101 I have struggled with my decision to include A Ghosts Memoir on this months list.

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Jack Covert Selects - Breaking the Pattern

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 9:54 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Breaking the Pattern: The 5 Principles You Need To Remodel Your Life; by Charles Stuart Platkin; Red Mill Press; 271 pages; $24. 95; Hardcover, ISBN 0971150303 Nature vs Nurture: the age-old argument regarding the origins of human behavior, dysfunctions, and successes. Here, Platkin has researched this argument trying to find out if you can truly remodel your life, or if you are simply destined to repeat destructive or simply unproductive patterns.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Impossible Just Takes a Little Longer

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 8:57 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Impossible Just Takes A Little Longer: Living with Purpose and Passion by Art Berg, William Morrow, 200 Pages, $25. 95 Hardcover, February 2002, ISBN 0060199903 I generally have a hard time with reading and reviewing self-help or motivational books because many of the books in that category seem to be too simplistic. So, with a healthy dose of skepticism, I dug into this book, in large part because I was engaged by the subtitle.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 8:55 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Pat Lencioni, Jossey Bass Publishers, 220 Pages, $22. 00 Hardcover, March 2002, ISBN 0787960756 Pat Lencioni is the president of a management consulting company in San Francisco and has written two very successful books on leadership. Lencioni excels at using the business fable, a genre I expect can be traced back to Eli Goldratt and The Goal.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Elephant and the Flea

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 5, 2002, at 8:51 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Elephant and the Flea: Reflections of a Reluctant Capitalist by Charles Handy, Harvard Business School Press, 225 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, February 2002, ISBN 1578518229 I must start this review with a confession. In my world, Charles Handy is a god, so if you sense some hero worship in this review, I do not apologize.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Best Business Stories of the Year

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 22, 2002, at 8:48 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Best Business Stories of the Year, 2002 Edited by Andrew Leckey and Ken Auletta. Hardcover: Pantheon, 432 pages, ISBN 0375420754, $29. 50.

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Jack Covert Selects - Love is the Killer App

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 3, 2002, at 8:40 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends by Tim Sanders, Crown Business, 200 Pages, $21. 00 Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 060960922X When I received this galley about six months ago, I was wary of the book because of the hip cover, zippy title, brief length, and its all-about-success-but-not-failure premise. Every time I cracked the cover, I found myself questioning Sanders premise.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Mousedriver Chronicals

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 20, 2002, at 8:44 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The MouseDriver Chronicles: The True-Life Adventures of Two First-Time Entrepreneurs by John Lusk & Kyle Harrison, Perseus Publishing, 260 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 0738205737 In short, we didnt do anything you couldnt do. Thats the point.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Tipping Point

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 20, 2002, at 8:37 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay Book, 290 Pages, $14. 95 Paperback, January 2002, ISBN 0316346624 When The Tipping Point first came out in hardcover last year, it was an expansion of a New Yorker piece Gladwell had written previously. Normally, I (re)recommend very few books as they are re-released in paperback, but this book is an exception.