Personal Development & Human Behavior


Which Has Greater Growth Potential: Attitude or Talent? by John Maxwell

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 6, 2006, at 1:55 PM in News & Opinion

This post comes from John Maxwell on his recent book The Difference Maker --- When I first started training people, I thought everyone could learn to do anything they set their mind to. Ive taught leadership and personal development for more than thirty years, and I now recognize that my thinking was nave. When it comes to skills, people can grow only so much.


Dale Carnegie and Public Speaking

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 6, 2006, at 4:31 AM in News & Opinion

Tarcher imprint at Penguin has been putting out some interesting reissues of classic books. I liked what they did with Think and Grow Rich. They now have a new edition to Public Speaking for Success by Dale Carnegie.


Business Books: Fall 2006 Preview

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 31, 2006, at 3:45 PM in New Releases

I am starting to get asked what the big books for the fall are, so I thought I should get a list up here. As always, there is something for everyone. September A Leader's Legacy by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (Jossey-Bass) - This is a follow-on to the best-seller The Leadership Challenge; alot of people like Kouzes and Posner's take on leadership.


New podcast with John Maxwell

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 30, 2006, at 4:33 PM in News & Opinion

I just posted a new podcast with John Maxwell. We spend 30 minutes talking about the importance of attitude.


Mauboussin quoting Dr. Seuss

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 23, 2006, at 7:45 PM in News & Opinion

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Michael Mauboussin in More Than You Know quoting Dr.


Vital Friends Interview on Podcasts Blog

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 21, 2006, at 5:55 PM in Jack Covert Selects

I had been holding back on posting new audio until I could get the RSS feed working. With the change to Feedburner, we are reading to get going again. Our new interview is with Tom Rath, author of Vital Friends.


New Gitomer - The Little Black Book of Connections

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 18, 2006, at 8:38 PM in News & Opinion

Jeffrey Gitomer has released his newest book The Little Black Book of Connections. It made the WSJ bestseller list today at #15. As I was looking around for information about the book online, I found things to be pretty sparse.



By 800-CEO-READ, published August 16, 2006, at 8:03 PM in News & Opinion

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion.


Got Some Time on Your Hands?

By Jack, published August 14, 2006, at 3:30 PM in News & Opinion

Friday's LA Times has an article about what business travelers are doing now that lap tops are not allowed. Jonathan Daniel, the supervisor of a Borders store at Heathrow Airport, says that the popular titles included "Freakonomics" and "The World Is Flat. We at 8cr would add a few more current titles like The Long Tail and More Than You Know and Uncommon Carriers.


Chasing Daylight on iBW

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 4, 2006, at 2:19 PM in News & Opinion

Chasing Daylight is the book on inBubbleWrap today. Everyone who reads it says it is the most important book they have read all year.


Watching the Bestseller Lists

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 21, 2006, at 3:23 PM in News & Opinion

It is very interesting to look at this week's Wall Street Journal bestseller list [sub. needed]. There are three entries on the business list outside of the regulars.



By 800-CEO-READ, published July 17, 2006, at 9:35 PM in News & Opinion

It seems the topic of learning through failure is a common way as of late. "Eureka, We Failed! " was the key title for a recent BusinessWeek issue and a Forbes interview was on "The Science of Flops".