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Jack Covert Selects - A Passion to Win

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 5, 2001, at 9:25 PM in Jack Covert Selects

A Passion to Win by Sumner Redstone with Peter Knobler, Simon & Schuster, 352 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 0684862247 As you all know, Sumner Redstone is the Chairman and CEO of Viacom, which also happens to own Simon & Schuster. When I first heard about this book, I was afraid it was going to be one of those books that are heavily vetted by lawyers, drained of anything potentially damaging (read: edgy or informative).

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Jack Covert Selects - The Other 90%

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 5, 2001, at 9:24 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership & Life by Robert K. Cooper, Crown Business, 280 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 0812932870 The Other 90% could be the next 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.

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Jack Covert Selects - Just for Fun

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 5, 2001, at 9:22 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, HarperBusiness, 280 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, May 2001, ISBN 0066620724 If you are looking for a book that will help you improve your ROI, this isnt the book. If you are looking for a book that will tell you how to lead your people to the promised land, this book isnt for you.

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Jack Covert Selects - Slack

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:21 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Slack: Getting Past Busywork, Burnout, and the Myth of Total Efficiency by Tom DeMarco, Broadway Books, 200 Pages, $23. 00 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 076790768X Tom DeMarcos book, Slack, could not have come out at a better time. Based on what I know about the world of publishing, I expect Broadway Books acquired rights to this book in late 1999 or early 2000.

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Jack Covert Selects - Love the Work You're With

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:19 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Love the Work Youre With: Finding the Job You Always Wanted Without Leaving the One You Have by Richard Whiteley, Henry Holt, 250 Pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, February 2001, ISBN 080506592X In 1971, Richard Whiteley co-founded the Forum Corporation, which has grown to be a 700-person global training firm based in Boston. In the 1990s, while at Forum, Whiteley wrote Customer Centered Growth and Customer Driven Company, two top-selling books on customer service.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Invisible Heart

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:17 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance by Russell Roberts, MIT Press, 260 Pages, $22. 95 Hardcover, February 2001, ISBN 0262182106 The Invisible Heart is a book of many oddities. First, it is a novel with a business subtitle.

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Jack Covert Selects - Free Agent Nation

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:15 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Free Agent Nation: How Americas New Independent Workers are Transforming the Way We Live by Daniel H. Pink, Warner Books, 340 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 0446525235 Free Agency Nation began its life as a cover story for Fast Company in 1998.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Change Monster

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:13 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Change Monster: The Human Forces that Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation & Change by Jeanie Daniel Duck, Crown Business, 250 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, April 2001, ISBN 0609607715 Tom Peters, the Nostradamas of the business world, warned us several years ago: If you think the past three years have been crazy, just wait for the next eighteen months! One only has to look at the change resulting from the recent bevy of mergers, reorganizations, start-ups and shut-downs to see that he was right.

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Jack Covert Selects - Brand Warfare

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2001, at 9:11 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Brand Warfare: 10 Rules for Building the Killer Brand By David F. DAlessandro with Michele Owens, McGraw-Hill Pub. , 160 Pages, $24.

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Jack Covert Selects - Whistle While You Work

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 10, 2001, at 10:08 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Whistle While You Work: Heeding your Lifes Calling by Richard Leider and David Shapiro, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 140 Pages, $15. 95 Paperback, March 2001, ISBN 1576751031 The authors previous book, Repacking Your Bags, was an extremely influential book in my life. It came out at a time that I needed what the authors were talking about.

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Jack Covert Selects - Manage for the Long Term Present

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 9, 2001, at 10:07 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Manage for the Long Term Present: A Framework for Sustainable Growth by Michael G. Coleman & Sandra B. Austin, MicroPress, 300 Pages, $29,95 Hardcover, December 1999, ISBN 1929733046 I dont know how many people have heard the commercial, but for the past month, I have narrated a spot for Its Not the Big That Eat the Small, Its the Fast That Eat the Slow that ran during the Rush Limbaugh show.

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Jack Covert Selects - Imagination Engineering

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 7, 2001, at 10:05 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Imagination Engineering: Your Toolkit for Business Creativity by Brian Clegg and Paul Burch, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 190 Pages, $21. 00 Paperback, December 2000, ISBN 0273649299 I must start this JCS review of with a confession: I like this publisher. Yup, Im biased, but not afraid to admit it.