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Books in Books - Re-Imagine!

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 20, 2004, at 10:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I have been asking folks I know how much business book reading they do. My friend Dana says he reads 2 books a month and dips into 10 more for specific insights. He also shared this with me: I generally believe that reading begets reading and typically find great books because they were referenced in a book that I'm reading or on a list in the bibliography.

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New Guy

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 20, 2004, at 7:20 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I know there are a lot of fans out there of Guy Kawasaki. He has a new book coming out this fall called "The Art of the Start". He decided to hold a contest for the cover design of the new book.

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When More Is Less

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 20, 2004, at 3:57 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Alan at Marketingdriven. com reviews Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz.

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Books at Brand Autopsy

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 19, 2004, at 7:46 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Brand Autopsy continues to provide great business book reviews. Yesterday, they did a rundown of 12 recent reads. Read the worthy and unworthy.

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AMA accepting book nominations

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 19, 2004, at 7:16 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

We wanted to pass this along to everyone. The American Marketing Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2004 Berry-AMA Book Prize for the Best Book in Marketing. The nominations are due May 1, 2004.

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Building Nations and Skyscrapers

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 16, 2004, at 9:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I know a lot of people who are inspired by reading history. There were two articles in the Wall Street Journal this week pointed people to historical titles. The first article was in Monday's (4/12/04) paper titled 'Behind America's Infatuation With the Founding Fathers'.

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Jeffery Hollander and What Matters Most at FC Now

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 16, 2004, at 9:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Fast Company' Reader Choice Book Club for April selected What Matters Most by Jeffery Hollander. You can see the discussion from this week by following this link.

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The Corporation

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 16, 2004, at 8:56 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I think you would have to call The Corporation an anti-business book. Author Joel Bakan's thesis is that The Corporation has only one purpose - produce profit. The author contends that pursuit of that goal harms people and the planet.

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Powell on Business Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 16, 2004, at 2:54 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

Michael Powell is the founder of Portland-based Powells Books. His flagship store is over a block long and offers over a million titles. He introduced a simple idea - offer used books next to new books.

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About 800-CEO-READ's Blog

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 15, 2004, at 9:44 PM – Filed under: The Company

This is the company blog for 800-CEO-READ. Our idea here is to give you an unparalleled resource for business books. We are going feature reviews by Jack Covert.

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Jack Covert Selects - Leading the Revolution

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 18, 2000, at 9:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Leading the Revolution by Gary Hamel, Harvard Business School Press, 340 pages, Hardcover $29. 95, August 2000, ISBN 1578511895 As a person who buys and sells business books, I am often asked how I pick the books I read and get excited about. I do it the same way a railbird at Churchill Downs chooses the Kentucky Derby winner: pedigree of the author, pedigree of the publisher, and content.