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Big Ideas

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 8:13 PM in News & Opinion

Most business books bug me. And not because I dont like business books, but in fact the very opposite. Speak of me as one that loved not wisely but too well.

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Book Excerpt Blog

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 6, 2004, at 2:14 PM in News & Opinion

We are on day five of running our first book excerpt over on the new Book Excerpt Blog. We are featuring Who Are "They" Anyway? by BJ Gallagher and Steve Ventura.

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Biz Books in Berkeley

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 5, 2004, at 1:28 PM in News & Opinion

I have one story left from my trip to San Francisco that I thought to share. I was staying in Berkeley, just south of the UC campus. I had some extra time on the first night, so I went into one of the new/used bookstores on Telegraph St.

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Awareness: A Prerequisite to Effective Action

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 2, 2004, at 2:16 PM in News & Opinion

I haven't been drawn to read a purely business book lately. And I've felt a bit in a stress-induced creative slump and was hoping to read a different type of book - one that would challenge me, prime my creative juices, and reinvigorate me. Tall order.

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10 Question Quiz

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 2, 2004, at 2:15 PM in News & Opinion

Take this quiz to assess your organization's level of initiative and accountability: For each question, answer 'YES' or 'NO'. Do people refer to they or them when talking about management or other departments? (ie, They wont let us .

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Hi There!

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 2, 2004, at 1:55 PM in News & Opinion

Hi there! My name is BJ Gallagher and I am the coauthor of a new book on personal accountability entitled Who Are "They" Anyway? When I told my son that I had just finished writing my new book, he wrinkled up his nose and exclaimed, "Personal accountability!

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Tom Peters' Summer Reading

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 30, 2004, at 5:45 PM in News & Opinion

I was looking through Tom Peters' website this morning (still upset the blog has no RSS feed). Tom has been relaxing and recharging the batteries this summer. He just got done spending five weeks at Canyon Ranch/Berkshires.

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Martha, Martha, Martha

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 16, 2004, at 3:16 PM in News & Opinion

Well, Martha got 5 months in Club Fed and $30,000 in fines. While she is appealing, we thought we would recommend two books: Martha Inc. by Christopher Byron (for the highs) and Who Moved My Soap?

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The 8th Habit

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 29, 2004, at 2:02 PM in News & Opinion

On November 9th, Stephen Covey is releasing a follow-up to his mega-bestseller 7 Habits to Highly Effective People. The book will be called "The 8th Habit". Here is a couple of paragraphs from the press release issued by Free Press this morning: Covey's new book comes at a profoundly different time in history than when THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was originally published.

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New Contributor

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 28, 2004, at 1:52 PM in News & Opinion

We have a new contributor to the 800-CEO-READ Blog. Susan RoAne is a author and speaker. She is best known for How to Work a Room, which has sold over a million copies.

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Csikszentmihalyi

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 25, 2004, at 5:12 PM in News & Opinion

On my long list of books to read is "something" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. In Re-imagine, Tom Peters recommends Becoming Adult. In May, The Monday Morning Book Club at the Miami Herald reviewed his book Good Leadership.

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Book to Watch For

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 14, 2004, at 1:18 PM in News & Opinion

We have already given you a heads-up on new books from Kawasaki and the team of Bossidy and Charam. The other book that caught our attention at BEA was Overachievement by John Eliot. Here is the description from the Portfolio catalog: In OVERACHIEVEMENT, John Eliot, a rising star in the field of performance enhancement, explains the latest research into why goal setting, relaxation, visualization, stress management, and flow simply don't work for most people.