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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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LeaveSmarter with Jonathan Byrnes

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 22, 2010, at 8:05 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

We were thrilled to have Jonathan L. S. Byrnes, author of Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink, in Milwaukee yesterday to speak at our latest LeaveSmarter* event, held on the third floor of the breathtaking Grohmann Museum.


An inBubbleControversy?

By Sally Haldorson, published May 13, 2010, at 4:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

After I posted my new inBubbleWrap article and giveaway last week, a friend commented with a link to a This American Life story which looked into the validity of Steve Poizner's written account of his time at Mount Pleasant, the high school where he, a successful Silicon Valley business man, volunteered to teach for a year in the early 2000's. The accusation against Poizner is that he greatly exaggerated just how downtrodden the school and its students really were. He describes the neighborhood as having "[y]ellowing, weedy gardens" and "driveways marred by large oil spots or broken down cars," the school itself as "painted a surly brown" with "a big portal onto the campus.


Twitterville Book Launch and Podcast

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 4, 2009, at 1:15 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Today I had a nice conversation with Shel Israel about his new book, Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods, which also, coincidentally was released today via Portfolio. In both our conversation and the book, Shel talks about how companies are becoming involved in Twitter to do better business. He tells stories about companies like Dell, who are getting a better grasp on those dissatisfied with service they've received - and it's better than customer service, where a center waits for a call, and then attempts to deal with it as quickly as possible.


The World is Flat, Yet Curved (and Excerpted)

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 9, 2008, at 4:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Yesterday saw the release of two books you won't want t to miss, Thomas Friedman's Hot, Flat and Crowded and David M. Snick's The World is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy. Judged by its title alone, you may think The World is Curved is a rebuke of Friedman's philosophy, but it's not.


Johnny Bunko Trailer

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 4, 2008, at 3:35 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A trailer for Dan Pink's latest, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, released this very week. Johnny Bunko trailer from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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?


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.