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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.

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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.

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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.

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Links for 'Death by Meeting'

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 25, 2004, at 3:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I wanted to see what business books people were talking about. So I did some searches on Technorati and Feedster. Here are some people's thoughts on Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni: Haral Leitenmuller links the book and recommends some others Manny Herendez at blogcritics.

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Selling Means Listening

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 25, 2004, at 3:47 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

There is a special report in June issue of Inc. magazine that is devoted to sales. I usually gloss over articles about sales.

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One more Buffett Book

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 24, 2004, at 6:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I caught the original post from Steve at Rodent Regetta about Warren Buffett's book recommendations from the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. I missed a follow-up entry where he reported one other Buffett recommended book: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

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More Ries

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 24, 2004, at 5:46 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Kevin Dugan at Strategic Public Relations has a second part to his interview with Al Ries. They are talking about the new book The Origin of Brands. I also found an Albany Business Review article that uses Ries' The Fall of Advertising and Rise of PR for a lot of supporting material.

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Semler Radio Interview

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 24, 2004, at 1:10 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

You can hear Ricardo Semler, author of The Seven Day Weekend, in the archives of the Kojo Nnamdi Show at WAMU. Look under Wednesday's show. The interview requires Real Audio and lasts 53 minutes.

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Biz Media - From All Over 5/24/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 24, 2004, at 1:08 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Here is what the biz media is giving airtime to: Wired (May 2004) - In their reviews [pg94], they give a nod to Alex Frankel's Wordcraft: The Art of Turning Little Words Into Big Business. Fortune (May 31, 2004) - Their book review is The Art of the Steal: Inside the Sotheby's-Christie's Auction Scandal by Christopher Mason. Forbes (May 10, 2004) - The Cruelest Miles by Gay and Leney Salisbury.

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Two Books on My Desk

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2004, at 7:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Being involved with 800-CEO-READ now, I get a lot of business books to look at. And I love business books, so this is wonderful. I do run into a bit of trouble though.

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The Economist's take on the decline in MBAs

By Jack, published May 21, 2004, at 5:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

As they say: "APPLICATIONS to business schools are down this yearat least in America, where management education was born and where business schools still award about 85% of the world's business degrees. Kenneth Dunn, dean of Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, says that applications for the full-time MBA programme, one of the country's best, are about 30% lower than this time last year. Allan Conway of the University of Calgary, and programme director of the MBA Roundtable, an industry body, estimates that applications this year for MBA programmes in America are down by between 15% and 25% on 2003.

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World Business Forum

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2004, at 5:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales

I got a direct mail piece yesterday for the World Business Forum - Chicago 2004. The event runs two days (November 17-18) and has ten outstanding speakers. I have listed the speakers below.