Personal Development & Human Behavior


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Play to your Strengths

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 18, 2004, at 4:28 PM in Jack Covert Selects

I was told recently I had to go out and buy immediately a copy of Now, Discover Your Strengths. Authors Buckingham and Clifton believe you should make your strengths stronger and forget the hot air about concentrating on your weaknesses. Well, in baseball if you hit the ball successfully 270 times for every thousand plate appearances, you will be a middling player.