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Jack Covert Selects Rss


Weekly reviews of the best new business books from the editorial team at 800-CEO-READ, continuing in the tradition of our founder Jack Covert.




Disruptyou

Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 16, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jay Samit tells us to be successful in life and business, we must continue to be disruptive—even, or especially, to ourselves.

Achievmenthabit

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 9, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

In his new book, Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering and academic director at Stanford's famous d. school, teaches us how to engineer a better life.

Teamgenius

Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 2, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Two of our favorite writers, Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone, have teamed up to tell us (and teach us) about the genius of teams.

Openorganization

The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance

By Michael, published June 25, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst shares a manifesto for reorganizing your company.

Yourstrategy

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 18, 2015, at 10:15 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Martin Reeves, Knut Haanaes, and Janmejaya Sinha of Boston Consulting Group provide a lesson on why our strategies need a strategy, and a guidebook to do it.

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Let the Elephants Run: Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything

By Ryan Schleicher, published June 11, 2015, at 11:07 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

David Usher not only tells us that creativity is a lot of hard work, he teaches us how to do the work.

Whogetswhat

Who Gets What—and Why by Alvin E. Roth

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 4, 2015, at 11:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Alvin E. Roth's new book Who Gets What—and Why, schools us in how different markets work, and how to make them work better.

Misbehaving

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

By Sally Haldorson, published May 28, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Sally reviews Richard Thaler's new book, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.

Seventhsense

The Seventh Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 21, 2015, at 11:45 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

William Duggan is out to teach us all about our "seventh sense," how to improve it, and change our lives for the better.

Triggers

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts—Becoming the Person You Want to Be

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 14, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Marshall Goldsmith teaches us that regret can be a powerful impetus to begin behavior change, and teaches us a way to do it as adults.

Whenrobbank

When to Rob a Bank … and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 7, 2015, at 10:30 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

The Freakonomics phenomenon has brought a lot of lay readers to economic topics, particularly through its popular blog, the best of which is now a book!

Standout

Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It

By Michael, published April 30, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Dorie Clark returns with new wisdom on building your reputation as a thought leader. Find your idea—find your audience.