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Tom Peters' 2005 Picks

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 12, 2005, at 2:45 PM in News & Opinion

With the best of 2004 just past, everyone is laying down their predictions for 2005. On Friday, Tom Peters suggested his book picks for the new year: The Art of Business: Make All Your Work a Work of Art by Stan Davis and David McIntosh Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, by Kevin Carroll The Virtuoso: Face to Face With 40 Extraordinary Talents, by Ken Carbone with photos by Howard Schatz Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity, by David Whyte Tom also mentioned early that day two books he plans on endorsing. Those two books are BRANDsense: Build Powerful Brands through Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight, and Sound by Martin Lindstrom and Storytelling: Branding in Practice by Klaus Fog.

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Side Effects from the 800-CEO-READ Blog

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 6, 2005, at 9:59 PM in News & Opinion

We are aware of various side effects you may get from reading the 800-CEO-READ Blog. They can range from mild book cover hallucinations to late afternoon indigestion. It seems the effects are becoming profound now.

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What bloggers are reading - 12/21/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 22, 2004, at 12:35 AM in News & Opinion

Here are some of the latest references I have run across: Brendon at Slacker Manager has an outstanding review about Susan Scott and her book Fierce Conversations. This is one of my favorite books of all time. [via shannonsays.

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Dan Pink's Latest

By Jack, published December 15, 2004, at 7:42 PM in News & Opinion

One of the most quoted and referenced books from this weekend REI Summit with Tom Peters was Dan Pinks latest called A Whole New Mind. Dan just sent me the manuscript of the finished book that is due this Spring. I have to admit to being a big Dan Pink fan.

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Worthwhile Business Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 7, 2004, at 3:04 PM in News & Opinion

I picked up a copy of the new Worthwhile magazine. Multiple bloggers (Curt and Halley) associated with the magazine report that sales are very good on the permiere issue . My personal effort to get a copy required calls to three bookstores in the Milwaukee area.

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More love

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 24, 2004, at 10:58 PM in News & Opinion

I forgot to mention that Covey is one of the chosen for Business 2. 0's How To Suceed in 2005. B2.

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Stephen Convey is back

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 24, 2004, at 10:39 PM in News & Opinion

[in my really bad Kasey Kasem voice] And now back to the countdown. Our number one spot this week is filled by someone who has been there before. His hits include the mega-blockbuster The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and First Things First.

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Looking for Inspiration

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 10, 2004, at 10:53 PM in News & Opinion

There are two new titles in the "Learned Lessons from Famous People" genre of business books. The first is Lee & Grant: Profile in Leadership from the Battlefields of Virginia by Major Charles Bowery. Bowery draws heavily on the lives of these two Civil War generals.

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Finding Time

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 2, 2004, at 1:40 PM in News & Opinion

Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools reviews David Allen's Getting Things Done. There is a great set of excerpts.

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Fireside Chat

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 29, 2004, at 12:12 AM in News & Opinion

Lisa at Management Craft is taking some time to talk about Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose by Richard Leider and David Shapiro. She had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Sharpiro and chat about the new book.

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Healthy Networking

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 27, 2004, at 1:47 PM in News & Opinion

While radically new business books are refreshing, most of us get the most use from solid and action-oriented titles that help us manage key skills more proficiently. Take the topic of networking. Some folks might dress up this topic as arguments helping one achieve a Tipping Point through spotting mavens and mavericks blablabla.

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Worth* Reads

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 26, 2004, at 6:18 PM in News & Opinion

The coroners at Brand Autopsy have posted their 3rd edition of the Worthy and Worthless Reads.