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Portfolio Boosters

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 1, 2004, at 7:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Wall Street Journal Sunday had an article by Erin Schutle called "Getting Down to Business This Summer". The article profiled an number of books to help investors improve their portfolios and give them something to read on the beach this summer. Here is what they suggested: Beating the Business Cycle by Lakshman Achuthan and Anirvan Banerji The Right Stock at the Right Time: Prospering in the Coming Good Years by Larry Williams Bull!

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Brand Autopsy's Worthy and -less Reviews

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 1, 2004, at 5:08 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Marketing & Sales

Today, our friend John at Brand Autopsy posted Worthy Reads and Worthless Reads II. His books include: Its Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden How to Make Big Money in your Small Business by Jeffrey J.

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James Surowiecki Visits The Blog

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 1, 2004, at 1:39 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I want to let everybody know that James Surowiecki will be joining us on Thursday. He will be talking about his new book The Wisdom of Crowds. I have been reading it and I can't help making comparisons to The Tipping Point.

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Kawasaki in Forbes

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 1, 2004, at 1:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We've talked about Guy Kawasaki coming out with a new book (Art of the Start) this fall. Over the weekend, I found out Guy has been writing a column for Forbes under the same name. It is written in a Q&A format.

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Reading for Success

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 1, 2004, at 1:34 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks and past owner of Broadcast. com) posted Part Four of his very popular Success and Motivation series. If you need to get caught up, you can following these links to Part One, almost Part Two, Part Two, and Part Three.

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Armstrong at AT&T

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 10:16 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There is a feature article* in Wednesday's (5/26/04) Wall Street Journal about C. Michael Armstrong. He is retiring as chairman of Comcast after forty years in business.

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Busy Bee

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 5:59 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Matthew at nonbillablehour is really busy this weekend. I was hoping to just get some yard work done, but you should see Matthew's list. The book related item on his agenda is finishing Seven Day Weekend.

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Wine and Business

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 4:28 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I first read about Paul Dolan and Fetzer Vineyards in the December issue of Fast Company. The article highlighted Dolan's book True to Your Roots: Fermenting A Business Revolution. Dolan left Fetzer in April.

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Creative Commons Coolness

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 3:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Suw Charam writes an extensive post on Lawrence Lessig's new book Free Culture and all the derivative work that came from the use of Creative Commons. This from Lessig's blog: "36 hours after the book was released, I know of nine versions available, including: MS-reader, Rocket e-Book, zipped, iSilo, Mobipocket, EasyRead, PostScript, Plain Text, and HTML. " Charam's post details the quick evolution and creation of the audiobook.

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Hearing the Call of the Mall

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 2:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Here is what people have been saying about Paco Underhill's new book Call of the Mall. You start by reading the first chapter at the ABC's Good Morning America website. Nicole at Fuzzy Signals has a pretty extensive review of the book and she talks about how she has used Underhill's work on other projects.

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Switzerland and Innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 27, 2004, at 1:35 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Joel Kurtzman (former HBR editor and editor of MBA in a Box) writes a piece for European Business Forum. He says you need to be messy to innovate and that places like Switzerland and Japan are a little too organized. This goes well with a post from Evelyn at Crossroads Dispatches.

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What Lip-Sticking Recommends

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 27, 2004, at 12:31 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

This week, we are showcasing Lip-Sticking by Yvonne DiVita for our "What Do You Recommend? " feature. I liked seeing a lot of titles I am not familiar with.