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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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The Celebirity Experience - Part II

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 13, 2008, at 5:08 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

For some reason, this morning I recalled something I read in Donna Cutting's The Celebrity Experience. In the beginning of the book she talked about assisted living and it struck a cord with me. One of my friends works in a place for senior citizens and they implemented some things that were brought up early on in The Celebrity Experience to make the residents feel more at home.

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Super Tuesday!!

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 5, 2008, at 8:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

To welcome voters to this year's biggest primary (a. k. a Super Tuesday), I came across a book that was just published by the University of Illinois Press entitled: Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns by Erika Falk.

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The Celebrity Experience

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 29, 2008, at 4:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I went to one of my favorite places for lunch last week. It's simply called Soup's On, a great little spot to get, well. .

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Edison on Innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 17, 2008, at 7:40 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I just read a neat book that's coming out soon (Feb. 2008) about Thomas Edison. Now, for those of you who just know the man from the movies starring Rooney ( "Young Tom Edison") or Cagney (Edison the Man or "Edison 2.

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New Excerpt - from Reaching the Goal

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 11, 2008, at 3:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We've got a new excerpt up on the Excerpts blog. It's taken from Chapter 3 of Reaching the Goal: How Managers Improve a Services Business Using Goldratt's Theory of Constraints by John A. Ricketts.

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New Excerpt up - from The Sales Manager's Success Manual

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 11, 2007, at 7:04 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

There's a new chapter up on the Excerpts blog--Chapter 19 of The Sales Manager's Success Manual by Wayne M. Thomas (AMACOM). This book covers fundamental sales management topics including compensation, forecasting, and motivation, along with more advanced topics such as dealing with internal politics, understanding generational issues, managing up, and developing intuition.

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New Excerpt - from Beat the System

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 20, 2007, at 2:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There's a new excerpt up on the Excerpts blog. It's taken from Chapter 2 of Beat the System: 11 Secrets to Building an Entrepreneurial Culture in a Bureaucratic World by Robert W. Macdonald.

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Jack Covert Selects - Forces for Good

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 23, 2007, at 12:40 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

"Forces For Good: The Six Practices of High Impact Non-Profits" by Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant, Jossey-Bass, 336 pages, $29. 95, Hardcover, October 2007, ISBN 9780787986124 What industry generates more than $1 trillion in revenues, is adding more jobs than any other sector, and is ranked #3 after retail and wholesale trade? Non-profits.

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New Excerpt - The Engine of America

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 22, 2007, at 7:39 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We've got a new excerpt up on the Excerpts blog, chapter 4 of The Engine of America: The Secrets to Small Business Success from Entrepreneurs Who Have Made It! by Hector V. Barreto.

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Business Book Award entries steadily arrive

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 18, 2007, at 7:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

With the first deadline to 800-CEO-READ's 2007 Business Book Awards quickly approaching, we have been receiving a number of books from authors and publishers to be entered into the running of determining the best of the year. The range of titles so far is wide. From Bill Clinton's Giving to Sam Intrator and Megan Scribner's Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead, there is already a clear indication that these awards will have the opportunity to review and distinguish both well-known and non-conventional titles within the publishing industry.

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Zoom

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 18, 2007, at 4:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Posting last week about Wikinomics led me to take a renewed look at the other titles on the shortlist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs book award. First up is Zoom. It's a very timely book.

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New Excerpt - from Recruit or Die

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 16, 2007, at 1:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There's a new excerpt up over on the Excerpts Blog. It's taken from Recruit or Die: How Any Business Can Beat the Big Guys in the War for Young Talent by Chris Resto, Ian Ybarra and Ramit Sethi. More than money and perks, the authors say, fresh-out-of-school candidates are looking for opportunities to stand out, move around quickly, and build up a strong resume of experiences and achievements.