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Jack Covert Selects - The Myth of Excellence

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2001, at 7:20 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Myth of Excellence: Why Great Companies Never Try to be the Best at Everything by Fred Crawford & Ryan Mathews, Crown Business, 240 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, July 2001, ISBN 0609608207 Around ten years ago, a very good book came out called: The Discipline of Market Leaders. The authors, Treacy and Wiersema, declared that no company could succeed if they were trying to be all things to all people.

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Jack Covert Selects - Stuck at the Airport

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2001, at 6:34 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Stuck at the Airport: A Travelers Survival Guide by Harriet Baskas, Fireside Books, 275 Pages, $13. 00 Paperback, June 2001, ISBN 0743205391 Harriet Baskas is often heard on NPR speaking knowledgeably about travel, and here, in Stuck at the Airport, she has written the perfect book for the friends of Jack Covert Selects. This little treasure will find an immediate place in your briefcase next to your PDA and cell phone.

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Jack Covert Selects - Blood Sweat & Tears

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2001, at 6:30 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Blood Sweat & Tears: The Evolution of Work by Richard Donkin, Texere, 370 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 1587990768 The very first quality I look for when trying to pick a Jack Covert Selects book is customer value. Stuck at the Airport, included in this missive, is a perfect example of a book offering a ton of value to our customers.

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Jack Covert Selects - The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 5, 2001, at 9:54 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team by John C. Maxwell, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 250 Pages, $24. 99 Hardcover, July 2001, ISBN 0785274340 Certain publishers generally publish a certain kind of book.

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Jack Covert Selects - dotcalm

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 5, 2001, at 9:50 PM in Jack Covert Selects

dotcalm: the search for sanity in a wired world by Debra Dinnocenzo & Richard Swegan, Berrett Koehler Publishing, 110 Pages, $14. 95 Paperback, June 2001, ISBN 157675152X Today, one of my employees came to me with a solution to all my problems a cordless headset. With a cordless headset, I wouldnt be tied to my desk, and Id never miss a call when in the warehouse or customer service department, working alongside my employees.

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Jack Covert Selects - Casino Moscow

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 5, 2001, at 9:38 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Casino Moscow: A Tale of Greed and Adventure on Capitalisms Wildest Frontier by Matthew Brzezinski, The Free Press, 300 Pages, $25. 00, Hardcover, July 2001, ISBN: 0684869764 When the galley of Casino Moscow came across my desk, I had hopes that this book would be fun. I put the book in a place of honor, the spot that I look to whenever I am on the phone and put on hold.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Power of Positive Thinking in Business

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:36 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Power of Positive Thinking in Business: The 10 Traits for Maximum Results by Scott W. Ventrella, The Free Press, 160 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 0743212371 God, do we need this book!

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Jack Covert Selects - Reclaiming the Fire

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:34 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout by Dr. Steven Berglas, Random House, 210 Pages, $25. 95 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 0679463216 In the world of publishing, there arent many master editors, but Jonathan Karp of Random House is one, in my opinion.

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Jack Covert Selects - Practice What You Preach

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:32 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Practice What You Preach: What Managers Must Do to Create a High Achievement Culture by David Maister, The Free Press, 225 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, June 2001, ISBN 0743211871 David Maister and 800-CEO-READ have been friends since 1993 when David published his first book, Managing the Professional Service Firm. That book was extremely well-received, we sold a ton of them, and the book continues to sell.

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Jack Covert Selects - New Sales Speak

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:31 PM in Jack Covert Selects

New Sales Speak: The 9 Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes & How to Avoid Them by Terri L. Sjodin, CSP, John Wiley & Son, Inc. , 230 Pages, $18,95 Paperback, November 2000, ISBN 0471395706 As Ive discussed in previous JCS reviews, certain publishers can be counted on to do a certain kind of book very well.

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Jack Covert Selects - Eat That Frog!

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2001, at 9:29 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Eat That Frog! : 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy, Berrett Koehler Publishers, 120 Pages, $19. 95 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 1583762027 I must confess that I am not a fan of those fluffy, quick-fix business books that promise to improve your worklife better simply by reading them.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Business of America

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 5, 2001, at 9:27 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Business of America by John Steele Gordon, Walker & Company, 250 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, June 2001, ISBN 0802713831 One of the real treats of this job is to pick up a book when you need something to keep yourself occupied, like while eating lunch or waiting at the doctors office, and finding an authentic treasure. John Steele Gordon is a frequent contributor on NPRs Marketplace and the writer of a column in American Heritage called The Business of America.