Personal Development & Human Behavior


Working for Yourself

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 14, 2009, at 1:56 PM in News & Opinion

Whether you freelance, work your hobby at night, are an artist, or found yourself out of a job and are thinking hard about taking your career in your own direction, your excitement might be outweighed by trepidation. As the economy continues to rumble, many people have found themselves struggling in one of the above scenarios, and are looking for answers. For those who have tried working for themselves as designers, writers, consultants, and other independents, it can be difficult to manage both the work itself, and the work to make the work happen.

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Another Take on The Wisdom of Peter Drucker

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2009, at 3:52 PM in News & Opinion

Since his death in November 2005, a number of people have written about their experiences with the late Peter Drucker. William Cohen wrote his book A Class with Drucker about his experience as the first graduate of the doctoral program at Claremont under Drucker's watch. Jeffrey Krames wrote his ode Inside Drucker's Brain last year and shared the experience of a day-long interview with the management guru.


Being Strategic on CBS Early Morning

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 24, 2009, at 3:39 PM in News & Opinion

This morning, our good friend Erika Andersen on was CBS Early Morning talking about her new book Being Strategic. Watch CBS Videos Online CBS also has a transcript-ish article based on the interview with Erika.


Bob's Slice of The 100 Best

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 23, 2009, at 5:11 PM in News & Opinion

Bob Adams at 27 gen has written a series of posts on books he liked from The 100 Best Business Books of All Time and how they apply to church leadership. His first post is about our book and Drucker's Effective Executive. His other books include: Purple Cow - blog post / book link Six Thinking Hats - blog post / book link Leading Change - blog post / book link Why We Buy - blog post (with additional here , here, and here) / book link Little Red Book of Selling - blog post / book link He ends his last post by saying: That's my quick look at "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.

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Podcast with Hugh MacLeod

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 11, 2009, at 6:02 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Hugh MacLeod's book, Ignore Everybody was released today. It was also reviewed as a Jack Covert Selects title. I recently had a chance to talk to Hugh about the book, creativity, work, passion, and how these things all came together for him.


Twitter Quotes From May

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 5, 2009, at 2:49 PM in News & Opinion

Here are some of the nuggets we have been retweeting over the past month: @asimburney - Is it that hard to write business books without American sport metaphors? ? what the hell is a yardline?



By 800-CEO-READ, published May 22, 2009, at 5:20 PM in News & Opinion

Here is a little something for you on the Friday afternoon. In the States, we have a three day weekend. I thought this was a nice way to end the week.


Links from Across The Business Book Web

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 8, 2009, at 8:59 PM in News & Opinion

There are a number of cool, quick items to point you to: Dan Schawbel's Me 2. 0 came out yesterday. You can preview the book at Scribd for the next week or so.


A Guest Post from 100 Best Author Steve Farber

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 30, 2009, at 4:11 PM in News & Opinion

Steve Farber, one of the best minds on leadership out there, and author of The Radical Leap (one of The 100 Best), has provided the article below. His new book is Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership, and it's out now. You'll find the story below contains some of the key lessons from that book.


Your Correspondent Reports Back from SXSWi

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 24, 2009, at 12:57 AM in News & Opinion

I spent last week at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX. There was no time to slow down and write anything at length about the goings-on. Everything had to be done on the fly from the iPhone.


Rebound by Martha Finney

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 10, 2009, at 2:00 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Finding a great new book that we love around here usually brings us nothing but joy. . .


Titles Now in Spanish!

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 18, 2009, at 3:24 PM in News & Opinion

Here are some new titles that are currently from Urano and Roca publishers. If you don't speak/read Spanish, then perhaps you know someone that does. I've linked to the English versions where applicable - check them out as well!