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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.




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Connection Culture

By Ryan Schleicher, published April 23, 2015, at 11:27 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

In Connection Culture, Michael Lee Stallard writes about why meeting human needs is not only the right thing to do, but also leads to better business results.

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Widgets

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 16, 2015, at 11:30 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Widgets author Rodd Wagner tells us that "Employees are not your greatest asset" because "They're not yours, and they're not assets."

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A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life

By Sally Haldorson, published April 9, 2015, at 12:02 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

A Curious Mind is, literally, that book, the right book for every reader. I cannot imagine there is anyone who would not benefit from Grazer and Fishman’s contribution to the most notable books of 2015.

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Do the Kind Thing by Daniel Lubetzky

By Aaron Schleicher, published April 2, 2015, at 9:30 AM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Leadership & Strategy

Daniel Lubetzky's Do the Kind Thing is a great tale of a profitable, mission-driven business, and a great reminder to stick to our foundational values.

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Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs

By Sally Haldorson, published March 26, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

If corporations truly are people, then like all people it benefits us as a society if they're committed to making a social profit as well as a financial profit.

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The High Speed Company by Jason Jennings with Laurence Haughton

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 19, 2015, at 10:50 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Jason Jennings is one of our favorite authors, and he is back with a book about instilling a sense of urgency within your company culture.

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Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas

By Ryan Schleicher, published March 12, 2015, at 10:49 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Jeremy Gutsche second great book teaches us how to avoid complacency with 6 ways to hunt for new ideas.

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Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Kraemer

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 5, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Harry Kraemer's follow up to From Values to Action is a how-to guide to applying values-based leadership principles in your daily life.

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The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

By Ryan Schleicher, published February 26, 2015, at 11:31 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Amy Wilkinson reveals the six skills shared by all great entrepreneurs.

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Frugal Innovation: How to Do More With Less by Navi Radjou & Jaideep Prabhu

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 19, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

PublicAffairs and The Economist team up with two brilliant authors to show us how to create more value with the increasingly limited resources available to us.

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Six Capitals, or Can Accountants Save the Planet? by Jane Gleeson-White

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 5, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Jane Gleeson-White explains how accountants can save the planet by taking into account more than just financial and manufactured capital.

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The Change Book: How Things Happen by Michael Krogerus & Roman Tschäppeler

By Michael, published January 15, 2015, at 2:05 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Krogerus and Tschäppeler's tiny and elegantly-designed book has a simple message: change.