Personal Development & Human Behavior


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.


Gaming and the System

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 11, 2004, at 8:53 PM in News & Opinion

There is a new book out called Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever. Frans talked about it while he was here, so I thought I would pick it up and have a look. The authors John Beck and Mitchell Wade talk about how the heavy video-gaming of today's youth is shaping their attitudes.


Thank You

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 3, 2004, at 1:20 PM in News & Opinion

Virgil already said it, audentis Fortuna iuvat (luck helps those who are audacious). Well then, does Good Luck, in capital letters, exist? Plain old good luck is chance; it cannot be controlled.


Good Luck

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 30, 2004, at 1:57 PM in News & Opinion

Good Luck was written in eight hours, straight through. However, it took us over three years to create it. Some people will only remember the eight hours.


Next Week's Good Luck Charm

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 27, 2004, at 1:09 PM in News & Opinion

We are pretty high on Good Luck by By Alex Rovira and Fernandos Trias de Bes. Jack wrote a Jack Coverts Selects on the book. Starting Monday, we are going to run an excerpt from the book over on the Excerpt blog.


A Book Called Beyond Bullets

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 26, 2004, at 7:02 PM in News & Opinion

Cliff Atkinson of Beyond Bullets announced Tuesday there will be a book published under the same name. It is be released by Microsoft Press and will ship February 2005. If you haven't been to Cliff's blog, you should go check it out.


David Allen on Unstuck

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 26, 2004, at 6:51 PM in News & Opinion

David Allen of Getting Things Done fame gives his friend Keith Yamashita a plug on his blog. We've talked about Yamashita's new book Unstuck a number of times here on this blog.


Creating Your Own Luck

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 18, 2004, at 4:23 PM in News & Opinion

The name I affectionately gave those who seize serendipity and capture coincidence is You Never Know It Alls. Having heard the phrase 'you never know' all of my life and having said it more ofter than I can remember, it continues to have impact on creating luck. You Never Know It Alls dont conform to the Keep it to yourself, play your cards close to your chest school.


THE EIGHT TRAITS of People Who Turn Random Chance into Runaway Success

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 17, 2004, at 2:14 PM in News & Opinion

What is it about some people that make them successful? Are they born under a lucky star? Do they get all the breaks?


Lots of Luck

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 16, 2004, at 4:39 PM in News & Opinion

There are three books coming out in the next few months that deal with the topic of luck. The first is Good Luck: Create the Conditions for Success in Life and Business by Alex Rovira and Fernando Trias de Bas. Jack wrote a review and posted already this month.