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ChangeThis: Issue 118

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 11, 2014, at 7:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Repairing the Hole in the Boat: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism by John Hope Bryant “What if there was a way to use the power of free market enterprise to lift every American and indeed every human being on the planet to a level of dignity, inclusion, fulfillment, engagement, economic security and stability? Wouldn’t that be a truly noble cause? ” The Accelerating Organization: In a Faster Moving World, We Need Speed and Agility to Keep Up by John P.

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A Covert Departure

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 30, 2014, at 11:09 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Narrative & Biography, Publishing Industry, The Company

Today is officially the last day of Jack Covert's tenure as President of 800-CEO-READ, a company he founded and has led since 1984. If it were up to us as a staff, we would find some grand gesture to mark the occasion. We would release a flock of exquisite birds in his honor, or etch "Thanks, Jack" onto the face of the moon.


The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company 2014 Business Book of the Year Award

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2014, at 7:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There has been a shake up around one of the major business book awards given every year, with McKinsey & Company taking the place of Goldman Sachs as the partner of the Financial Times for the tenth year of their prestigious award. Submissions have been open since last month, and they officially announced the launch of the 2014 Business Book of the Year Award yesterday. Also a first this year, they have announced an additional award—the Bracken Bower Prize—which "will be given to a promising young writer with the best proposal for a book about an emerging business theme.

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ChangeThis: Issue 117

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 15, 2014, at 4:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Magic Triangle of Company and Career Health by Rich Karlgaard “The soft edge of business is the side of deeper human longings and values. . .


A New KB Giveaway: Six Simple Rules

By Sally Haldorson, published May 14, 2014, at 1:56 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated by Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman is one of those books that comes into your life at the exact time you need it. And you'll know immediately whether you need it now or not. And if you do?

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ChangeThis: Issue 116

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 17, 2014, at 3:56 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

How Your Biases Make You Blind by Faisal Hoque & Drake Baer “If a company is homogenous in form, it leads to a lack of understanding of what value the customer wants. That misunderstanding is the seed of disruption, for the gap between the value you think your customers want and the value your customers actually want is precisely the space where a competitor can replace you. ” Heed Your Call by David M.

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The 2014 Business Book Awards: Submissions Are Open

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 11, 2014, at 2:45 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We are now accepting submissions for the 2014 Business Book Awards. Thousands of business books are published each year, each with the potential to promote change and enlighten the way people think about business. We began recognizing these efforts in 2007 with the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards, highlighting the best works in a number of categories.

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Subscribe to our kBOX & get Pitch Perfect and Think Like a Freak!

By Sally Haldorson, published April 8, 2014, at 3:42 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

From the practical to the radical, we've got two outstanding books for your quarterly KnowledgeBOX shipment. These books will ship the week of the 21st, so if you haven't signed up for our kBOX deliveries, sign up today! Your kBOX feature book is: The media coach and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan shares his secrets of pitch-perfect communications, showing readers how to communicate with confidence.


A New KB Giveaway! Thanks for the Feedback

By Sally Haldorson, published March 25, 2014, at 3:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Here is the first thing that popped into my head when I first glimpsed a copy of this book: I need to give this to my husband! Because his reaction to feedback is usually defensive. And that's what we always think, right?

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ChangeThis: Issue 115

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 12, 2014, at 6:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Smart People Manifesto: How to Get Our Nation’s Top Graduates to Build Things by Andrew Yang “Our smart people are doing the wrong things. If we can get them to do the right things it will transform the country. We need more jobs, new enterprises and a resurgent culture of innovation in the U.

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ChangeThis: Issue 114

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 20, 2014, at 5:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Four Forces for Economic Dominance to Unleash the Second American Century by Joel Kurtzman “The United States is about to enter a period of prolonged economic growth, filled with opportunity. It’s not the emerging market countries that will power the world into the next economic era. It’s the United States.


A New KnowledgeBlocks Giveaway! On the Edge by Alison Levine

By Sally Haldorson, published February 7, 2014, at 3:37 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership by Alison Levine, Business Plus, 272 pages, $27. 00, Hardcover, January 2014, ISBN 9781455544875 We chose Alison Levine's On the Edge as one of our Jack Covert Selects reviews for January 2014. Here's why: On the Edge is an engaging page-turner that uses Levine’s experiences as a mountaineer (as well as Wall Street veteran and professor) to explore, and advise on, the challenges we each face as we strive to become better leaders.