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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.

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ChangeThis: Issue 113

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 29, 2014, at 4:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

How to Build Meaning, Impact, and Opportunity with Your Body of Work by Pamela Slim “The new world of work requires a new lens and skill set to ensure career success. You must create your own body of work as you operate in different organizational systems and structures. ” Trust Trends 2014: An Executive Brief on How to Gain the Ultimate Competitive Advantage from Key Opportunities Embedded in the Year’s Trends by David Horsager & Reid Velo “Stories of distrust are overflowing from the news.

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The 800-CEO-READ Best Business Book of 2013 goes to....

By Sally Haldorson, published January 10, 2014, at 7:30 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success by G. Richard Shell! Congratulations to Portfolio for their excellent work on this terrific book.


A New KnowledgeBlocks Giveaway! Get Rich Carefully by Jim Cramer

By Sally Haldorson, published January 8, 2014, at 7:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In Get Rich Carefully, Wall Street veteran Jim Cramer of CNBC fame, aims to turn you "from amateur investor to someone who can go toe-to-toe with professionals. . .

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800-CEO-READ's 2013 Bestsellers

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 31, 2013, at 9:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We had a wonderful year here at 800-CEO-READ in 2013, in no small part due to the authors, publishers, publicists, designers, and others that worked on the books we sold this year—and, of course, those that bought them.