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Jack Covert Selects - The Startup Garden

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 24, 2001, at 8:10 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Startup Garden: How Growing a Business Grows You by Tom Ehrenfeld, McGraw Hill Publishers, 220 Pages, $18. 95 Paperback, November 2001, ISBN 0071368248 I must start this off with the disclaimer that I havent made a habit of reading Entrepreneurial/Small Business books for JCS reviews because I assumed that most of youmy customerswerent really interested in small business books. In my desire to know my clients better, I have been connecting with some of you, and found out that inclusion of this type of book would really be appreciated.

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Jack Covert Selects - Hoover's Vision

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 23, 2001, at 8:05 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Hoovers Vision: Original Thinking for Business Success By Gary Hoover, Texere Pub. 270 Pages, $26. 95 Hardcover, October 2001, ISBN 1587990598 When I inaugurated Jack Covert Selects, I wanted to be the filter you could trust to separate the wheat from the chaff in the business book world.

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Jack Covert Selects - Winning in FastTime

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 23, 2001, at 8:02 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Winning in FastTime: Harness the Competitive Advantage of Prometheus in Business and Life by John A. Warden III & Leland A. Russell, Venturist Publishing, 220 Pages, $24.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 22, 2001, at 7:57 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Contrarians Guide to Leadership: by Steven B. Sample; Jossey-Bass; 192 pages; $24. 00 Hardcover; October 15, 2001; 0787955876 When I picked up this book, I thought, Hmm.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Most Effective Organization

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 22, 2001, at 7:55 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Most Effective Organization in the U. S. : Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army by Robert A.

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Jack Covert Selects - Red Zone Management

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 1, 2001, at 7:45 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Red Zone Management: Changing the Rules for Pivotal Times by Dutch Holland, Dearborn Trade Publishing, 240 Pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, October 2001, ISBN 0793142466 Weve all heard sports analogies used (and overused) in a business context. The balls in your court; three strikes and youre out; batting a thousand, even Punt!

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Jack Covert Selects - Good to Great

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 22, 2001, at 6:50 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the LeapAnd Others Dont by Jim Collins, HarperBusiness, 400 Pages, $30. 00 Hardcover, October 2001, ISBN 0066620996 Seven years ago, Jerry Porras and Jim Collins published the bestselling classic, Built to Last, which demolished a couple of deeply entrenched myths like this one: great companies start with a great product and/or a great leader. After completing that book, Jim Collins was nagged by the lingering question that he had been pondering since before Built to Last: are there any mediocre companies that became great?

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Jack Covert Selects - The Agenda

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 19, 2001, at 6:53 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Agenda: What Every Business Must Do to Dominate the Decade by Michael Hammer, Crown Business, 250 Pages, $27. 50 Hardcover, October 2001, ISBN 0609609661 Michael Hammers biggest book, written alongside Jim Champy, was called Reengineering the Corporation, one of the best-selling business books of the 90s. Hammer has written other books since, but this one, The Agenda, is by far the best thing he has done in 10 years.

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Jack Covert Selects - Getting the Bugs Out

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 9, 2001, at 6:49 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Getting the Bugs Out: The Rise, Fall, and Comeback of Volkswagen in America by David Kiley, John Wiley and Sons, 280 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, November 2001, ISBN 0471403938 Before discussing this book, I must make a confession. In fact, I need to make two confessions.

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Jack Covert Selects - Big Brands Big Trouble

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 7, 2001, at 6:47 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Big Brands Big Trouble: Lessons Learned the Hard Way by Jack Trout, John Wiley and Sons, 195 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, October 2001, ISBN 0471414328 Jack Trout has co-written some of the classic marketing titles, such as Marketing Warfare and Positioning, and the fantastically titled, Differentiate or Die. His new book is a fun read about failure.

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Jack Covert Selects - Service America in the New Economy

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 6, 2001, at 7:27 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Service America in the New Economy by Karl Albrecht and Ron Zemke, McGraw Hill, 280 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, September 2001, ISBN 0071377220 Last year, BusinessWeek asked me to create a reading list of business books that I considered important. You can check out the list at http://www.

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Jack Covert Selects - Leading Up

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 6, 2001, at 7:25 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Leading Up: How to Lead Your Boss so You Both Win by Michael Useem, Crown Business, 300 Pages, $25. 95, October 2001, ISBN 0812933109 If I were asked to sum up Michael Useems writing, I would say: This guy can really tell a story. His previous book, The Leadership Moment, was a very well-written book telling stories about real-life people caught in a moment of crisis and how they came through that crisis, successfully or unsuccessfully.