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Contributors This Week

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2004, at 6:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I told you we would be having different folks stop by from time to time. This week, we are going to have two people join us. The first is Barry Moltz.

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The Manufacturing Way

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2004, at 6:01 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

My entry last week got me thinking about other good manufacturing titles. First, if you are interested in Six Sigma, I recommend The Six Sigma Way by by Peter S. Pande, Robert P.

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Best Seller Lists

By Jack, published May 10, 2004, at 5:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Every work day we publish our previous day's best selling business books. I also compile my weekly best sellers, which are sent to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. I could publish that list on the blog, if you are interested.

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Evangelism

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2004, at 3:40 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

I was paging through a book this weekend called MBA in a Box by Joel Kurtzman. The book is a compilation of essays that have been grouped into thematic clusters ranging from Innovation to "How To Be A Leader" to Sustainability and the Environment. I hadn't heard this story before.

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Book Review - The Seven-Day Weekend

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2004, at 3:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Imagine you could find a company where you choose how much you get paid. Imagine you can choose when you want to work. Did you answer emails on Sunday?

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Free Prize Inside Reviews

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2004, at 5:15 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Here are some Free Prize Inside reviews that are outside the current book tour: Fouroboros Chris Lawer response to Johnnie Moore's Sethaholism Richard from Startupskills.

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Can't Get Started

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2004, at 4:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Have you ever tried to read a book and not been able to get started? I have tried about five times now to start read Beyond Disruption by Jean-Marie Dru. I can't get past page 40.

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Links on 5/7/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 7, 2004, at 12:23 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Rodent Regetta points to notes for the Berkshire Hathaway meeting and recommends his letters to shareholders. I agree with him that they are some of the best business writing available (and it's free). BPICS provides their top 20 books for the manufacturing executive.

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More Buzz for The Corporation

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 6, 2004, at 8:41 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Wall Street Journal has picked up on The Corporation. There is a story* on page B1 that is more about the movie than the book. From the article: Joel Bakan, a 44-year-old Canadian law professor, and Mark Achbar, a 48-year-old Canadian filmmaker, came up with the idea to illustrate how corporations have supplanted the government and the church as the dominant societal institution.

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The Recruit

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 6, 2004, at 4:29 PM – Filed under: The Company

Whether or not, someone likes or dislikes a book depends on a million things - did they like the cover art, what did others say about the book, what other books have they read, and so on. We think the only answer to that is to give you a variety of viewpoints about business books. We are going have a number of people start writing reviews for blog.

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Rock the Vote!

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 6, 2004, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: The Company

We got some comments about how we were going to decide the blog's name. My poor attempt at humor got people concerned. Let me make it clear - we would like our readers to decide what the new name will be.

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Why bother writing (and reading) books

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 6, 2004, at 12:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Books are still the one of the best ways to spread ideas. Books are portable, ubiquitous, easy to share and easy to talk about. You can recommend a book without worrying whether someone has the right technology to get it or to read it or to understand it.