Personal Development & Human Behavior


100-Mile Walk Resources

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 27, 2006, at 3:21 PM in News & Opinion

There is quite a list of resources at the end of The 100-Mile Walk. There is an extensive list on leadership and a great list on zen practice. The list is pretty long, so I am going to put it in the extended entry.


Forbes' Best Business Books of 2005

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 27, 2006, at 2:58 PM in News & Opinion

I thought we had seen all of the lists for 2005, but Forbes published their selections on Tuesday. To determine the very best of the crop, we polled a dozen writers, editors and publishers from Forbes. Thirty-three books were nominated, which we then winnowed down to the five very best, with the help of the editors of Forbes magazine and Forbes.


Chasing Daylight Part 1

By Jack, published January 19, 2006, at 4:59 PM in Jack Covert Selects

I am reading a profoundly moving book. I will write at least a Jack Covert Selects later but I hope to excerpt it and do other stuff to get the word out. The book is called Chasing Daylight, How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life by Eugene O'Kelly.


Change the Way You See Everything Through Asset-Based Thinking

By Jack, published January 17, 2006, at 3:15 PM in News & Opinion

Coming in March '06 Running Press has a book coming called Change the Way You See Everything. I have just started it but want to share with you a great page from the book: Forget Perfection Asset-Based Thinking liberates you from the pointless need to strive for "perfection. " You realize that pursuit of perfection is not an asset, it's a liability.


Strategy+Business' Best Business Books of 2005

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 30, 2005, at 2:23 PM in News & Opinion

Strategy+Business publishes a great business book list every year. You can look back at the 2003 and 2004 lists to see what I am talking about. I am going to give you rundown on categories and the books in each.


Bestseller Brought Back

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 11, 2005, at 2:52 PM in News & Opinion

One of the treasures we uncovered on our trip to New York was a new edition to Napolean Hill's Think and Grow Rich from publisher Tarcher Penguin. This is the grandfather of books on motivational thought. Hill was a journalist that Andrew Carnegie hired to find out what the formula of success was.


Gordon MacKenzie: Where Have All the Geniuses Gone?

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 16, 2005, at 6:36 PM in News & Opinion

A regular on the bookshelf next to my desk, is Gordon MacKenzie's Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace. While I admit that I have yet to read the entire book (I'm about 3/4 of the way done), I keep going over the beginning. Today, I have returned to one part several times.


A talk with Kevin Carroll

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 7, 2005, at 3:59 PM in News & Opinion

Today I posted my interview with Kevin Carroll, author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball. Kevin also has a great website where you can find out more about his Katalyst Consultancy. One of the pieces he has posted is how the book came to be.


Finally, New Audio

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 28, 2005, at 1:41 PM in News & Opinion

I have a new audio excerpt up on the Podcasts Blog. I know. .


His 100 Day Plan

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 28, 2005, at 1:12 PM in News & Opinion

Bren at Slacker Manager talks about how You're In Charge -- Now What? inspired him to develop a 100 Day Plan for a position he was interviewing for. The cool part is he shared his plan with each of the people he was interviewing with.


Biz Books In The Bookstores

By Jack, published June 21, 2005, at 4:44 PM in News & Opinion

I was talking with my cohorts from the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops yesterday (we are owned by the same company). The lead buyer was talking about the number of business titles on their bestsellers list last week.


BOOK REVIEW: What Is Your Life's Work (#10)

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 10, 2005, at 9:34 PM in News & Opinion

A review by: CLINT SCHAFF (clintschaff at gmail. com), a communications director for a local union in Los Angeles and freelance communicator. His mission is to build communications that help build a movement for international peace and development.