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We are known for our business book expertise, but most of our staff started working here because of our passion for books, not business. 800-CEO-READ is a company filled with voracious readers—talented, creative individuals who know books, and who excel at getting the right books into the hands of the right people. Whenever we can, we like to do that by telling you about the books we’ve been reading.




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First Stop in the New World

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 18, 2008, at 6:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I've commented before on how small the world is getting and how business attitudes have and must change to comply this fact. Many places around the globe are either losing their stance with the global economy because they may have not recognized the need for change or they just lost the "IT" factor; while other countries are picking up the flack, so to speak. First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century gives such a locale as an example that many people have either not thought about being in a power position or just written off because they don't know much about the city.

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The Word of Mouth Manual: Volume II

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 16, 2008, at 2:15 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Dave Balter seems to love proving people wrong. People thought he was crazy when he created one of the first word of mouth media companies, BzzAgent. But, through his work, he has proven that people are not only willing, but actually want to be involved in learning about brands and products, and helping spread the word about them, if engaged with and listened to.

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Personal Days

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 16, 2008, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Just how absurd (silly, mundane, hypocritical, etc - pick one or use your own) has the workplace gotten since the introduction of new technologies and the seemingly endless barrage of office politics? In his new novel, Personal Days, Ed Park examines the culture of business like it has never been examined before. He makes up a New York company, adds a bit of George Orwell, dabbles in office romances and starts it all off with a certain employee getting a phone call on a Sunday from the office.

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Superclass

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 9, 2008, at 8:47 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A company recently ordered a bunch of copies of a book called Superclass the other day and I had to look into getting them some copies. Boy, did it sound interesting once I did some research! So interesting in fact that I had to get a copy for myself.

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Guilty Pleasure: Miss Walters' New Book

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 2, 2008, at 8:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

OK, I know this is getting quite a bit of media attention already, but I'm going to add to it here and now regardless. This past weekend, our sister company, Harry W. Schwartz Bookstores brought Barbara Walters in for a signing/interview session at Alverno College .

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Book reviews in The Economist

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2008, at 3:08 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Economist regularly reviews history, business, and nonfiction books in its "Books and arts" section. This week, two reviews caught my eye. Here are brief excerpts from the reviews.

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Roam on Television

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 23, 2008, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Back of the Napkin author Dan Roam has made the rounds of cable television lately, appearing on Fox Business, CNN Money and MSNBC's Consultant's Corner. In both the CNN and FOX interviews, Dan breaks down Microsoft's bid for Yahoo on his whiteboard, and implements the same approach on MSNBC to explain how small businesses can be heard in the marketplace. If you're going to watch only one, I would suggest the one from FOX (I've placed it at the bottom of this post.

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The World Bank and the Gods of Lending

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2008, at 3:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Ever wonder about what has been going on behind the closed doors of one of the most powerful and omnipresent financial institutions? Steve Berkman, a 16-year veteran of World Bank, answers that question and more in his new book. He uncovers mismanagement and hypocrisies that have gone on for decades behind the scenes of the banks' loan programs.

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New Books for Spring

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 20, 2008, at 7:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

It may be the social and political climate we are in, but I am seeing more and more books coming out lately dealing with race, gender and politics then ever before. Ideas about how business is conducted on personal and corporate levels are now commonplace areas open for debate and change. How we view business, politics and life are vastly different from even five years ago, let alone 80-plus years past when women weren't allowed a voice in our government.

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Andrea Learned reviews "What Men Don't Tell Women About Business"

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 29, 2008, at 5:39 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Exposed: The Alpha Businessman's Non-Feminine Ways by Andrea Learned I'm not sure I've ever come across a guy as "alpha" as Christopher V. Flett, the author of What Men Don't Tell Women About Business. He just doesn't seem like the type of guy who'd be capable of casually enjoying a happy hour beer.

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New Excerpt up - from The Breakthrough Imperative

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 16, 2008, at 2:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Head over to our Excerpts Blog to find an excerpt from the book The Breakthrough Imperative: The Strategies That Drive the World's Best Managers by Mark Gottfredson and Steve Schaubert. As a general manager, your job is to devise a strategy for performance improvement. Insight into your customers' preferences and behaviors, and into how those preferences and behaviors might change over time, is essential.

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Is Paradise Lost?

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 15, 2008, at 8:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

It's that time of year again. . .