Advertisement

News & Opinion Rss


Keep up with the latest industry news and trends, and stay abreast of what is happening in the offices and minds of 800-CEO-READ.




Newopinion

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.

Newopinion

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.

Newopinion

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.

Newopinion

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.

Newopinion

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.

Newopinion

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.

Newopinion

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.

Newopinion

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.

Newopinion

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.

Newopinion

Introducing Dennis, My Mechanic

By Jack, published May 26, 2004, at 8:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I was at my mechanic yesterday and he was lamenting being a small business person. He has gone to some classes put on for mechanics, which has helped. I sent him the Jeffrey Fox new book on small business and I told him that I would like him to review the book for the blog.

Newopinion

A New Enterprise

By Jack, published May 26, 2004, at 7:43 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

It is no secret that business books as a catagory are suffering. Certain classic publishers are now selling cook books--The Free Press--and some have disappeared--Perseus Books, actually they still exist but as the name of a collection of publishers. W.

Newopinion

Can't Everybody Play Nice?

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 26, 2004, at 6:55 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Katherine at Decent Marketing wrote a great post called "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter". She challenges the conventional wisdom that says you need to take an aggressive, assertive and confrontational stance in business. A part of her argument includes a list of books including Sun Tzu, Guerilla Marketing, and Brand Warfare.