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Indexing of On Value and Values

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 12, 2004, at 1:39 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Here is another feature we are going to try out. We are going to pick random books and list their indexes. It is the exact opposite of our T.

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Roddick at Worthwhile

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 12, 2004, at 12:45 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

David Batstone of Worthwhile Magazine has an interview with Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop. Roddick has written a number of books including, Business As Unusual (out of print), A Revolution in Kindness, and Brave Hearts, Rebel Spirits.

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Tupperware...Really Tupperware

By Jack, published May 11, 2004, at 5:27 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Marketing & Sales

Last night PBS's American Experience had a show about Tupperware and Brownie Wise. Brownie Wise was an amazing women. She created the home selling formula, she was the first woman to be on the cover of BusinessWeek.

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Links on 5/11/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 11, 2004, at 12:13 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Personal Development & Human Behavior

A VC lists the three C's you need to read if you are in IT: Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages by Carlotta Perez Does IT Matter? : Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage by Nicholas Carr The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen Jason Womack finds and likes "The Magic In Asking The Right Questions" by Bill Mayer (out of print).

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T.O.C. of The Toyota Way

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 11, 2004, at 12:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I recommended The Toyota Way yesterday, and realized this would be a perfect book to show the Table of Contents. You get a great feel for the book and whether it would be something you should pick-up. The full T.

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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.