Personal Development & Human Behavior


How to Read a Business Book

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 14, 2005, at 10:02 PM in News & Opinion

Bren at Slacker Manager create a marvelous post on How to Read A Business Book [disclosure - bren says nice things about us]. What I have always believed is that reading business books is an active process. You are learning.


More Gladwell

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 9, 2005, at 8:40 PM in News & Opinion

One of the things about Malcolm Gladwell books is that the subject matter is broad. That means he can be quoted in any media source. His latest interview is with ESPN.


BOOK REVIEW: Rules of the red rubber ball

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 9, 2005, at 12:54 AM in News & Opinion

Title: Rules of the red rubber ball Author: Kevin Carroll Tag-line: Find and sustain your life's work Pages: 95 Dog-ear score: 1:95 (1. 05%) Disclaimer: I hate it when a person who is not a fan of punk rock music reviews a punk rock CD unfavorably - they lack context. As such it should be noted that I'm not a fan of the touchy-feely, fist-in-the-air motivational stuff at the best of times, so I feel a bit like that reviewer here.


What You Can Learn from the Arts

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 4, 2005, at 9:46 PM in News & Opinion

I find that I am starting to be influenced by Evelyn Rodriguez. If you read here stuff regularly, you'll find each post is based on an idea she has been thinking about and all material she has run across in the last couple of weeks that relates to it. This is one of those posts.


What Bloggers Are Saying - 2/1/05

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 1, 2005, at 1:29 PM in News & Opinion

Curt at The Occupational Adventure finds The Meaning of Life. And BJ at The Start-up Chronicles thinks You Need to Be A Little Crazy.


More Malcolm to Make Your Own Decision

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 28, 2005, at 4:24 PM in News & Opinion

My Gladwell post generated some conversation yesterday. Here are some other mentions and reviews I saw for the book today: Nerve. com - Interview with Galdwell and the Speed-Dating Excerpt USA Today - Reading between the line of 'Blink' and another excerpt entitled The Theory of Thin Slices: How a Little Bit of Knowledge Goes a Long Way.


NY Times Reviews Blink

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 22, 2005, at 11:03 AM in News & Opinion

Wanted to make sure you got this in case it disappears: David Brooks of the New York Times reviews Blink by Malcolm Galdwell.


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.


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.