Personal Development & Human Behavior


Focus, Daniel-san

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 17, 2006, at 2:40 PM in News & Opinion

Lisa Haneberg's new book Focus Like a Laser Beam is reviewed today by the Miami Herald's Richard Pachter. Lisa and I recorded an interview on Friday and thought it would be good to get posted to go with the review. If you don't know Lisa, you should start with her blog Management Craft.


It's All About The/Your Design

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 14, 2006, at 1:51 PM in News & Opinion

Last month, Fast Company ran an article called Design Lite which talked about the proliferation of business "picture books". We have written about most of the books in the article included Unstuck, Change The Way You See Everything, and It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be (we generally like them). The book I was not familiar with was Design Your Self by designer Karim Rashid.


The Culture Code - You Need To Keep Reading

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 12, 2006, at 4:31 PM in News & Opinion

I was familiar with Clotaire Rapaille from the The Persuaders documentary from a couple of years ago. He had this interesting idea that everything can be boiled down and explained with a single word - The Code. For example, the American Code for doctors is HERO.


Creating The Good Life - A Review

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 11, 2006, at 8:02 PM in News & Opinion

As I mentioned yesterday, I was off on vacation last week. I made a conscious effort to take non-business books with me. The one I ended up reading was Creating The Good Life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness by James O'Toole.


Asset Based Thinking

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 28, 2006, at 2:15 PM in News & Opinion

Jack reviewed Change The Way You See Everything in February. The basis for the book is the idea of Asset-Based Thinking. I think of it as another version of Positive Mental Attitude and the power that can have over your life.


During retirement: spend lots of money and eat even more bacon

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 23, 2006, at 2:00 PM in News & Opinion

If you haven't seen 100 BS Jobs yet, you should check it out for a bit of Friday fun (click here). Stanley Bing's name popped up in my Fortune preview last week. His subject: the glories of retirement.


Business Book Links

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 31, 2006, at 10:11 AM in News & Opinion

Dana in Green Bay wonders why more people don't do business book clubs? IT Conversations has talks from Peter Navarro (The Well-Timed Strategy), Jason Fried (Getting Real), and Steven Johnson (Everything Bad Is Good For You). Future Tense at Corante has a interesting post titled A Reading List For Aspiring Knowledge Workers.


Steve Farber on Business Fables

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 28, 2006, at 8:16 PM in News & Opinion

I just posted my interview with Steve Farber, author of The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change The World. He likes writing business fables and I asked him why: This may sound strange to say. I am not a big fan of the genre in general, but I think there are some people out there that do it very very well.


Pachter on Chasing Daylight

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 30, 2006, at 3:56 PM in News & Opinion

Richard Pachter of the Miami Herald reviewed Eugene O'Kelly's Chasing Daylight this week.


Hey, Coach

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 21, 2006, at 3:01 PM in News & Opinion

Michael Lewis, author of the very popular Moneyball and Liar's Poker, quietly released a book called Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life. It is a short book (92 pages) about Lewis' high school baseball coach. The only other place I saw it was on the S+B Best of List (see leadership).


Two Free Seminars

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 17, 2006, at 4:11 PM in News & Opinion

Just wanted to point you toward two free seminars that are coming up. The first is will Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies. Jack reviewed the book in last month.


Retirement, money and living

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 3, 2006, at 4:02 PM in News & Opinion

February 6th's edition of BusinessWeek has a two-and-a-half page spread adapted from Lee Eisenberg's book The Number. (Jack said it's one of his favorite parts of the book) Now I have a long way to retirement. Yet, my investment savvy father instilled the practice of saving for retirement ever since my first paycheck--maybe even before.