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Jack Covert Selects - New Law of Demand and Supply

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 23, 2002, at 11:03 PM in Jack Covert Selects

New Law of Demand and Supply: The Revolutionary New Demand Strategy for Faster Growth and Higher Profits by Rick Kash; Currency Doubleday; 256 Pages; $27. 50; Hardcover; September 2002; 0385504322 The gist of this book is right there in the title. Turning the old saw, Supply and Demand on its head, Kash suggests that organizations do the inverse: first, identify demand, thencreate the supply.

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Jack Covert Selects - Less is More

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 22, 2002, at 11:01 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Less is More: How Great Companies Use Productivity as a Competitive Tool in Business by Jason Jennings, Portfolio, 260 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, October 2002, ISBN 1591840015 The last time I spoke with Jason Jennings, we talked frankly about the amount of research and time it took for him to write this book. Well, the end result is definitely worth the effort he made, as this is a beautifully documented tome.

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Jack Covert Selects - Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 22, 2002, at 10:59 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Who Says Elephants Cant Dance: Inside IBMs Historic Turnaround by Louis V. Gerstner, HarperBusiness, 380 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, November 2002, ISBN 0060523794 Some of the constant readers of my monthly missive have asked why I didnt write a Jack Covert Selects on the Jack Welch book.

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Jack Covert Selects - Impending Crisis

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 14, 2002, at 10:57 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Impending Crisis: Too Many Jobs, Too Few People by Roger E. Herman and Tom Olivo, Oakhill Press, $30. 00 Hardcover, UNK Pages, August 2002, ISBN 1886939535 In the late 90s, there was a shortage of qualified people in the labor force and many jobs went unfilled.

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Jack Covert Selects - What's Next?

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 24, 2002, at 9:55 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Whats Next? Exploring the New Terrain for Business by Eamonn Kelly, Peter Leyden and Members of Global Business Network. Perseus Publishing, 360 pages, $27.

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Jack Covert Selects - Free the Beagle

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 23, 2002, at 9:53 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Free the Beagle: A Journey to Destinae by Roy H. Williams, Bard Press, 127 pages, $14. 95, paperback with audio CD, October 2002, ISBN 1885167571 Having just finished Free the Beagle, I am at a loss as to where to start this review.

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Jack Covert Selects - Double Lives

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 22, 2002, at 9:52 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Double Lives: Stories of Extraordinary Achievement by David Heenan, Davies Black, 2002; 0891061673 What do Winston Churchill, Sally Ride, and Tom Lynch have in common? According to David Heenan, they are all great jugglers of a double life. Double Lives is a compilation of short biographies.

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Jack Covert Selects - Blockbusters

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 15, 2002, at 9:50 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Blockbusters: How New Product Development Teams Create ThemAnd How Your Company Can Too by Gary Lynn & Richard Reilly, HarperBusiness, $24. 95 Hardcover, 280 Pages, October 2002, ISBN 0060084731 One of the constructs that sets Jim Collins book Good to Great apart from the rest of the field is how extensive the research is. It stands to reason, and it is true with that book, that the larger the net, the more fish you can catch.

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Jack Covert Selects - Business

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 22, 2002, at 9:49 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Business: The Ultimate Resource from Perseus Publishing, 2208 pages, $59. 95, Hardcover, August 2002, ISBN 0738202428 Youve just gotta see this book. Perseus tells us that Business is the most comprehensive single volume ever published on the way of work.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Cycle of Leadership

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 22, 2002, at 9:47 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Cycle of Leadership: How Great Leaders Teach Their Companies to Win by Noel Tichy with Nancy Cardwell, HarperBusiness, 358 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, August 2002, ISBN 0066620562 Noel Tichy has written some of the seminal books available on leadership. Among them are The Leadership Engine, Every Business is a Growth Business, and Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Deviant's Advantage

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 16, 2002, at 9:45 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Deviants Advantage: How Fringe Ideas Create Mass Markets by Ryan Mathews and Watts Wacker, Crown Business, 280 Pages, $25. 95 Hardcover, September 2002, ISBN 0609609580 The track record of an author can greatly assist me in the discovery of a great book. This book, The Deviants Advantage, is the CSN&Y (thats Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young for those of you who are not music junkies) of business books.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Customer Comes Second

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 15, 2002, at 9:43 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Customer Comes Second: Put your People First and Watch em Kick Butt by Hal Rosenbluth and Diane McFerrin Peters; HarperBusiness; 304 pages; $26. 95; Hardcover; August 2002; ISBN 0060526564 Confession is good for the soul, so here I will admit to you that I am easily bought. Now, I dont mean this in the Soprano sense of the word, instead, see this example: About six years ago, a publisher flew me to Philadelphia to meet Hal Rosenbluth, the owner of the third largest travel management company in the world, Rosenbluth International, and the author of a strong-selling book from the early 90s called, The Customer Comes Second.