Personal Development & Human Behavior


I Smell a Rat

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 10, 2004, at 9:15 PM in News & Opinion

Jack found this review from the Telegraph (UK) about a book called The Way of the Rat: A Survival Guide to Office Politics by Joep P M Schrijvers. This is book from Cyan Books. Last week, Evelyn wrote a post referencing My Sister is a Barista by John Simmons.


Big Ideas

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 8:13 PM in News & Opinion

Most business books bug me. And not because I dont like business books, but in fact the very opposite. Speak of me as one that loved not wisely but too well.


Book Excerpt Blog

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2004, at 2:14 PM in News & Opinion

We are on day five of running our first book excerpt over on the new Book Excerpt Blog. We are featuring Who Are "They" Anyway? by BJ Gallagher and Steve Ventura.


Biz Books in Berkeley

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 5, 2004, at 1:28 PM in News & Opinion

I have one story left from my trip to San Francisco that I thought to share. I was staying in Berkeley, just south of the UC campus. I had some extra time on the first night, so I went into one of the new/used bookstores on Telegraph St.


Awareness: A Prerequisite to Effective Action

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 2, 2004, at 2:16 PM in News & Opinion

I haven't been drawn to read a purely business book lately. And I've felt a bit in a stress-induced creative slump and was hoping to read a different type of book - one that would challenge me, prime my creative juices, and reinvigorate me. Tall order.


10 Question Quiz

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 2, 2004, at 2:15 PM in News & Opinion

Take this quiz to assess your organization's level of initiative and accountability: For each question, answer 'YES' or 'NO'. Do people refer to they or them when talking about management or other departments? (ie, They wont let us .


Hi There!

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 2, 2004, at 1:55 PM in News & Opinion

Hi there! My name is BJ Gallagher and I am the coauthor of a new book on personal accountability entitled Who Are "They" Anyway? When I told my son that I had just finished writing my new book, he wrinkled up his nose and exclaimed, "Personal accountability!


Tom Peters' Summer Reading

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 30, 2004, at 5:45 PM in News & Opinion

I was looking through Tom Peters' website this morning (still upset the blog has no RSS feed). Tom has been relaxing and recharging the batteries this summer. He just got done spending five weeks at Canyon Ranch/Berkshires.


Martha, Martha, Martha

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 16, 2004, at 3:16 PM in News & Opinion

Well, Martha got 5 months in Club Fed and $30,000 in fines. While she is appealing, we thought we would recommend two books: Martha Inc. by Christopher Byron (for the highs) and Who Moved My Soap?


The 8th Habit

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2004, at 2:02 PM in News & Opinion

On November 9th, Stephen Covey is releasing a follow-up to his mega-bestseller 7 Habits to Highly Effective People. The book will be called "The 8th Habit". Here is a couple of paragraphs from the press release issued by Free Press this morning: Covey's new book comes at a profoundly different time in history than when THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was originally published.


New Contributor

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 28, 2004, at 1:52 PM in News & Opinion

We have a new contributor to the 800-CEO-READ Blog. Susan RoAne is a author and speaker. She is best known for How to Work a Room, which has sold over a million copies.



By 800-CEO-READ, published June 25, 2004, at 5:12 PM in News & Opinion

On my long list of books to read is "something" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. In Re-imagine, Tom Peters recommends Becoming Adult. In May, The Monday Morning Book Club at the Miami Herald reviewed his book Good Leadership.