Personal Development & Human Behavior


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".


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.