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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.




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Jack Covert Selects - Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 1, 2000, at 5:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: The Four Disciplines at the Heart of Making Any Organization World Class by Pat Lencioni, Jossey-Bass, 190 Pages, $20. 00 Hardcover, September 2000, ISBN 0787954039 Pat Lencioni, author of the 800-CEO-READ bestseller, The Five Temptations of a CEO, a book I really enjoyed, has written another terrific business fable. I love these concise stories that teach valuable lessons!

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Jack Covert Selects - Power Plays

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 5, 2000, at 4:34 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons on Leadership and Management by John O. Whitney & Tina Packer, Simon & Schuster Publisher, 330 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, August 2000, ISBN 0684868873 The July 31st 2000 Industry Standard has a rather scathing article about what the author calls "pop" business books.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Informant

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 4, 2000, at 6:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Informant: A True Story by Kurt Eichenbaum, Broadway Books, 520 Pages, Hardcover $26. 00 20% $20. 80, Late August 2000, 0767903269 Kurt Eichenbaum is the author of the best selling Serpent on the Rock, and has now written a true crime book that centers around one of the most misunderstood and mysterious Fortune 500 companies on earth: Archer Danials Midland.

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Jack Covert Selects - More Than a Motorcycle

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 3, 2000, at 5:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

More Than a Motorcycle: The Leadership Journey at Harley-Davidson by Rich Teerlink and Lee Ozley, Harvard Business School Press, 270 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, August 2000, ISBN 0875849504 During the past 18 years, I have sat in on many presentations from some very high-level consultants, such as Tom Peters and Ken Blanchard. During the obligatory Q&A sessions, the following statement is invariably made: "Those ideas sound great, butwe are a union shop," or "butwe have shareholders to think about," or "butwe can't take three years to implement something.

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Jack Covert Selects - Managing the Dream

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 2, 2000, at 4:28 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Managing the Dream: Reflections on Leadership and Change by Warren G. Bennis, Perseus Books, 320 Pages, Paperback $16. 00, August 2000, ISBN 0738203327 Warren Bennis has been around for 75 years and is one of the top ten futurists and leadership thinkers of the Twentieth Century.

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Jack Covert Selects - Achieving Success Through Social Capital

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 1, 2000, at 5:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Achieving Success Through Social Capital: Tapping Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks by Wayne E. Baker, Jossey Bass, 200 Pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, August 2000, ISBN 0787953091 Wayne Baker, the author of the very popular Networking Smart, has written another fascinating book about networking.

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Jack Covert Selects - Sandbox Wisdom

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 1, 2000, at 4:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Sandbox Wisdom: Revolutionize Your Brand with the Genius of Childhood by Tom Asacker, Eastside Publishing, 116 Pages, Hardcover $19. 95, March 2000, ISBN 0967752809 I got a copy of this book a couple of months ago, but can't remember who gave it to me. I wish I could remember, though, because this was an absolutely delightful fable, and I would love to tell he/she how much a enjoyed this book.