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Jack Covert is the founder and former president of 800-CEO-READ. His Jack Covert Selects column grew out of a “new releases” column he ran in the local paper’s business pages, and blossomed into a monthly review series that ran in business journals and newspapers across the country. As the company grew, other members of the management and marketing team began writing reviews for the series, but Jack continued to contribute his own voice until his retirement in 2014. We kept the series—now weekly—alive under his name for another year, and transformed it into our current Editor’s Choice series at the beginning of 2016.




Primedperform

Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 8, 2015, at 1:30 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor explain why play, purpose, and potential are the best drivers of motivation and performance, and how to build (and build upon) them in your organization.

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Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 1, 2015, at 12:15 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Leadership & Strategy

In their new book, Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia help us tap into "the extraordinary power of caring for your people like family."

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The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 24, 2015, at 8:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

In her new book, Gillian Tett teaches us how to master silos so that they won't master us.

Shakyground

Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 17, 2015, at 1:39 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Bethany McLean weaves a tale of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that enlightens, enrages, and educates.

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Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 10, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Jeffrey Pfeffer's new book is not filled with a whole lot of inspiration, and tells us why those that are can be dangerous.

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Why We Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 3, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Barry Schwartz discusses what motivates us to work, and how to redesign our workplaces—and human nature along with it—armed with that knowledge.

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Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 27, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

Jerry Kaplan discusses the dangers of artificial intelligence and how to prevent them from becoming a dystopic reality.

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We Are Market Basket: The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 20, 2015, at 12:03 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Daniel Korschun and Grant Welker tell a beautiful story of a company's employees, suppliers, and customers starting a movement to save its soul.

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Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 13, 2015, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Angie McArthur & Dawna Markova have collaborated on a wonderful new book to teaches us all about collaborative intelligence.

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Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 6, 2015, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Geoff Colvin asks (and answers) As machines get better than us at almost every task—mental and physical—what jobs will be left for us to do?

Shareology

Shareology: How Sharing Is Powering the Human Economy

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 30, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Bryan Kramer tells us that, in an increasingly digital world, the economy will become more human and be powered by a fundamental human behavior: sharing.

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The Revenue Growth Habit: The Simple Art of Growing Your Business by 15% in 15 Minutes Per Day

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 23, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Alex Goldfayn gives busy businesspeople a quick and easy way, on quick and concise chapters, to drive revenue growth.