The Company


Getting Great Ink

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 28, 2005, at 7:54 PM in News & Opinion

People have been saying a lot of nice things about us and we just wanted to thank them. Robert Scoble told me he uses us for market research as he develops his new book (he also blogged it here. ), Hello World gushed about a little gift package Aaron sent them, and Brendon at Slacker Manager yesterday listed us as a great place to go to find out about business books.


What's in a name?

By Jack, published January 17, 2005, at 8:26 PM in News & Opinion

How did our company come to be named "800-CEO-READ"? This is a question I get asked often. Well, I was talking with Todd and Tom Ehrenfeld and they had never heard the story of how we became 800-CEO-READ.


More Transparency Needed in Book Reviews

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 15, 2005, at 2:30 AM in News & Opinion

"The case against anonymity is a relatively simple one. There are many occasions on which a reader is entitled to ask on what authority a judgment or opinion is being advanced. There are even occasions when the whole import of a review depends on knowing the identity of the reviewer.


800-CEO-READ's Top 25 for 2004

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 6, 2005, at 10:15 PM in News & Opinion

Here is 800-CEO-READ's Top 25 of 2004. This list is based on sales. What we do is tabulate sales every month and at the end of the year we look at what books showed up on our lists the most.


First Milk Carton Tie-In

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 12, 2004, at 8:33 PM in News & Opinion

[voice from Monster Truck Rally commercials] Special Offer! Today Only! Buy any of the following business titles and we'll send you a very limited edition Purple Cow Milk Carton FREE ($30 Value): Flight of the Buffalo: Soaring to Excellence, Letting Employees Lead by James Belasco Fish!


New Feature

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 8, 2004, at 3:29 PM in News & Opinion

We are adding a new blog to the 800-CEO-READ family of weblogs. We've jumped on the bandwagon and decided to start a podcast. What's a podcast?


Plan C

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 5, 2004, at 11:52 PM in News & Opinion

Seth linked to our order page for the milk cartons this afternoon. I am guessing that is going to drive a lot of people over there. So, let me say this - if you really want one, you should probably hop over andorder one.


Hold the presses.

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 5, 2004, at 10:30 PM in News & Opinion

(As they say in the NFL) after further review, we have decided to handle these milk carton Purple Cows a little different. We think there are a lot more creatively ways to get them into your hands. Stayed tuned for that next week.


A comment and response

By Jack, published November 2, 2004, at 7:55 PM in Jack Covert Selects

We received this comment yesterday on the Medici Effect intro: How come almost all books that you review on your blog are from HBSP [Harvard Business School Press]? In fact even the top books that you recommend at http://www. 1800ceoread.


Not For Everyone

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 30, 2004, at 3:51 PM in News & Opinion

Rich from Hello_World wrote a post a couple of days ago about our Art of the Start Pitch Kit. He believes it is not very original. Others have left comments on the post voicing similar thoughts.


Cvber Gremlins

By Jack, published August 12, 2004, at 2:05 PM in News & Opinion

Sadly, 800CEOREAD's entire e-commerce system went down around 4AM yesterday and didn't come back until last night. I am more than sorry and our propeller heads have assured me that redundancy will be the word of the day going forward. We are back!


A reminder

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 30, 2004, at 4:00 PM in News & Opinion

I just wanted to remind everyone that we have a variety of RSS feeds you can subscribe to. There is obviously the feed feed that gets you all the good stuff. We also have category-based feeds if you are only interested in a particular type of business book.