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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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Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate

By Ryan Schleicher, published January 15, 2015, at 1:48 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Carson Tate’s mission in life is also to help us get out from underneath it all, backed by the latest cognitive science.

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The Internet Is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 15, 2015, at 10:23 AM – Filed under:

Andrew Keen explores the economic and cultural pitfalls of the Internet.

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The Best Place to Work by Ron Friedman Ph.D.

By Sally Haldorson, published December 19, 2014, at 1:49 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Psychologist Ron Friedman looks at the data on great workplaces and shows us that some hot trends are no better than the old assumptions they replaced.

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What to Do When It's Your Turn by Seth Godin

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 19, 2014, at 1:48 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Seth Godin's new book is a full color, high-end love letter to readers about creativity, creating change, and making something that matters.

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Winning the Long Game by Steven Krupp & Paul J.H. Schoemaker

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 19, 2014, at 1:20 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Winning the Long Game helps you rise above the nuts and bolts, operational management you are already good at and attain strategic leadership.

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Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 14, 2014, at 12:05 PM – Filed under:

Cory Doctorow's new book is for those in the "creative industries" and, really, nowadays aren't we all?

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Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love

By Ryan Schleicher, published November 14, 2014, at 12:02 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

There’s a difference between designing products with your customer in mind and designing products born from thoughtfully developed empathy with your customer.

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Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner

By Sally Haldorson, published November 14, 2014, at 12:01 PM – Filed under:

The authors of Fail Better take a popular subject a bit further by offering a methodology for constructing mistakes.

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The Innovators

By Michael, published October 29, 2014, at 4:06 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Throughout The Innovators, Isaacson maintains a delicate balance between the drama of human relationships and the crucial technical details.

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Uncontainable

By Ryan Schleicher, published October 29, 2014, at 4:30 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Being a conscious capitalist is hard work. But it pays off in the end, and those values show through ...

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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 28, 2014, at 1:22 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Many of my favorite books are about other books, so I was thrilled to come across Russ Roberts’ new book about Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments.

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Jack Covert Selects - Leading the Life You Want

By Sally Haldorson, published October 27, 2014, at 10:44 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Refuting the concept of work/life balance, Leading the Life You Want instead explains that whatever balance we wish to achieve will always ebb and flow.