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One of the ongoing questions in the life of a reader is, what should I read next. We’re here to help you answer that question, following the constant flood of books being released in the business genre and filtering the best of them here for you to discover.




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April Titles

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 31, 2008, at 10:10 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

As we start the next month, here are a few of the titles coming out in April that are sure to be covered in various media outlets. From the author of A Whole New Mind, comes the first ever manga business book. Dan Pink's The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need.

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Michael Gates Gill podcast

By Aaron Schleicher, published October 9, 2007, at 7:57 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Michael Gates Gill, author of How Starbucks Saved My Life, was in Milwaukee giving a talk last week. I was able to meet with him and have posted our conversation in the 8cr podcast blog.

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New Feature: New Release Blog

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 8, 2007, at 2:36 PM – Filed under: The Company

With it being the New Year and all, we thought it was time to give you something new. The new thing even has new in the title. Let me officially announce the launch of the 800ceoread New Releases Blog.

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Business Books: Fall 2006 Preview

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 31, 2006, at 3:45 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

I am starting to get asked what the big books for the fall are, so I thought I should get a list up here. As always, there is something for everyone. September A Leader's Legacy by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (Jossey-Bass) - This is a follow-on to the best-seller The Leadership Challenge; alot of people like Kouzes and Posner's take on leadership.

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ChangeThis!

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 5, 2006, at 8:56 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I wanted to point you to the latest ChangeThis manifestos (need a refresher on what ChangeThis is, look here). The manifestos: 24. 01 Strategy and the Fat Smoker by David Maister Noted professional service firm advisor, David Maister, offers advice on how to fight strategic flab and make change happen within your organization.

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Great Ideas - Part I

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 30, 2005, at 5:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A couple months ago, I saw a review in the Wall Street Journal about a new series that Penguin has put out. I would intrigued because they were small paperbacks of classic works. I got a set of the books in and I think they are marvelous (and have ever seen me use the word marvelous?

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HUGE NEWS: Jim Collins releasing new material

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 4, 2005, at 3:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Jim Collins is releasing a 42 page monograph titled Good To Great and Social Sectors. This is something we had heard was in the works for some time. There has been a huge audience in the non-profit sector for Good to Great and there was some discussion about adding this material to the book.

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New DVD Version of Cubicle Classic

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 25, 2005, at 2:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Office Space is the cult classic about working for corporate America. In case you weren't one of the 3. 5 million who bought the original DVD, here is the summary from the Internet Movie Database: Peter Gibbons just can't seem to catch a break.

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New Releases - 2/9/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 9, 2005, at 4:27 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

As with most of my lists, this one has some releases from last week, this week, and next week. It is also not a complete list. It is a list of titles that caught my attenttion.

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New Releases - 1/17/05

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 17, 2005, at 4:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I am a little delayed on new releases. Here is what has hit the shelves in the last couple of weeks. Category Killers: The Retail Revolution and Its Impact on Consumer Culture by Robert Spector (HBSP, 1/7/05) Deep Smarts: How to Cultivate and Transfer Enduring Businesss Wisdom by Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap (HBSP, 1/11/05) You're In Charge--Now What?

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New Releases - 12/22/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 23, 2004, at 2:14 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Here are some new releases I wanted to highlight. A couple came out last week (shame on me) and the rest will start shipping during the holidays: The Art of Selling to the Affluent: How to Attract, Service, and Retain Wealthy Customers & Clients for Life by Matt Oechsli (Wiley, 12/17/04) How to Feed Friends and Influence People : The Carnegie Deli. .

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New Releases - Week of 11/29/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 30, 2004, at 3:35 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The only book I have run across dropping this week is The New CIO Leader by Marianne Broadbent and Ellen Kitzis. Since this is the only book this week, we'll give you a nice little summary of the title: Two converging factors-the ubiquitous presence of technology in organizations and the recent technology downturn-have brought Chief Information Officers (CIOs) to a critical breaking point. They can seize the moment to leverage their expertise into a larger and more strategic role than ever before, or they can allow themselves to be relegated to the sideline function of "chief technology mechanic.