Personal Development & Human Behavior


Books From The Pile - May 2007

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 15, 2007, at 3:32 PM in News & Opinion

We get a lot of books here at 800-CEO-READ. I would bet it is about 100 titles a month. They all end up in Jack's office and about once a month we have to clean the place up.


Audio Elsewhere

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2007, at 2:42 PM in News & Opinion

There is great business audio all over the net. Here are just a few places to supplement your media diet: Lisa Haneberg has been doing her Fireside Chats for some time. Some of hers include Peter Georgescu(The Source of Success), Lee Froschheiser (Vital Factors), and Marcus Buckingham (Go Put Your Strengths To Work).


What Podcasts People Are Listening To

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 8, 2007, at 1:58 PM in News & Opinion

Here is a little peak into what people are listening to on our Podcasts blog. This is a ranked list for the first four months of 2007.


Authors visiting Google

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 8, 2007, at 1:55 PM in News & Opinion

Google has been bringing authors in to speak for quite some time now. They recently shared the videos of the authors' visits from John McCain to Valentino Achack Deng. In the business arena, you'll find these folks and more: James Scurlock, Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders Chris Anderson, The Long Tail Max Barry, Company Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek So far there are 68 posted.


Can't Get Away and Zippy Reading

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2007, at 3:06 PM in News & Opinion

I was out of town for the past few days. I left the computer at home (a huge feat; ask my wife) and didn't bring any books with me. I thought I would decompress a bit and enjoy the time away.


Strength(s) Training

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 20, 2007, at 7:53 PM in News & Opinion

There are three books right now on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller list dealing with strengths development. Gallup hold a spot with their new StrengthsFinder 2. 0.


Can You Hear What David Allen Is Saying?

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 21, 2007, at 3:07 PM in News & Opinion

LifeClever has a list of 17 different interviews with Getting Things Done guru David Allen. You'll find 247 minutes of audio and over 21,000 words of text in the links provided—useful for novice and expert alike.


Other Strengths Books From Gallup

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 13, 2007, at 7:27 PM in News & Opinion

I talked last week about Strengths Finder 2. 0. I posted a short podcast I did with Tom Rath.

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New book excerpt up!

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 2, 2007, at 5:43 PM in Staff Picks

This morning, Todd gave a nice summary of what's new on our blogs. I'd like to point out that there's also a new entry up on our Excerpts blog. It's an excerpt from The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton.


A conversation

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 21, 2007, at 10:03 PM in News & Opinion

Our crew of 13 has bi-weekly meetings where we take an hour or two of our day to talk about what's going on in our world. The goal being shared knowledge--which can only make us smarter. In another effort to become smarter, last week we had the pleasure of being taught by Erika, author of Growing Great Employees.


8cr's Social Styles workshop

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 16, 2007, at 4:40 PM in News & Opinion

Yesterday our team partipated in a Social Styles workshop, led by Erika Andersen, author of Growing Great Employees and founder of Proteus International. By the end of the day we had mapped ourselves out across four social styles: Analytical, Driver, Expressive and Amiable. Now, understanding our social weaknesses and strengths, we have new ideas for how to interact with one another and develop a stronger workplace.


Market Inefficiencies

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 7, 2007, at 6:38 PM in News & Opinion

I have been walking around with a October issue of Fortune in my bag for months. There is a special section in the 10/30/06 edition called Secrets of Greatness. The Q&A with Michael Lewis is what has kept in my bag.