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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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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.

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New Excerpt - The Elephant and the Dragon

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 12, 2007, at 6:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There's a new excerpt up on our Excerpts blog. It's from The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us. There are many books on China and India out these days, but The Elephant and the Dragon focuses specifically on the predictions and fears about the global impacts of these emerging superpowers.

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Photo excerpt from Everyday Engineering

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 3, 2007, at 2:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Chronicle Books publishes some of the coolest books on the planet. In 2005, Chronicle partnered with a California-based design firm called IDEO to put out a book called Thoughtless Acts? , a little book of photography that illuminated ways people unconsciously interact with objects in the world -- like placing something in your teeth when your hands are full or following a straight line in the sidewalk.

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Financial Times and Goldman Sachs announce shortlist for Business Book of the Year Award

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 25, 2007, at 4:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This morning Financial Times and Goldman Sachs revealed the semifinalist titles in the running of being named their Business Book of the Year. Judges will determine the final winner on October 25. The list is as follows: Zoom by Iain Carson and Vijay V Vaitheeswaran The Last Tycoons by William D Cohan The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan Immigrants by Philippe Legrain The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Wikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony D Williams Good luck!

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Jack Covert Selects: The Dream Manager

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 27, 2007, at 2:08 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly, Hyperion, 176 pages, $19. 95 Hardcover, August 2007, ISBN 9781401303709 Pat Lencioni has created a franchise by writing well-written, easy-to-read fables about business. His books feature subjects like meetings, team building and silos at work.

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The Value of a Good Story

By Aaron Schleicher, published August 24, 2007, at 4:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

How many times have you retold a good story? Likewise, can you recite the notes you took at last week's meeting? I am betting that's a bit more difficult.

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Fall preview: The Art of Woo

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 21, 2007, at 5:21 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

When the entire office completed our StrengthsFinder 2. 0 assessments, we were quite surprised by some of the strengths that emerged. We expected certain outcomes; for instance, Kate had "achiever," Todd had "futuristic.

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The Buzz About Business Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 14, 2007, at 3:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There has been a concentration of interest in business books and their readers over the last month. Check out the comments on my Five Business Book Classics post. Some folks have added their selections and others have taken issue with my choices.

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Miscellany

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 10, 2007, at 2:20 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Todd's post on Monday showed that we've referenced Chris Anderson's Long Tail more often than any other title in the past, so we obviously like the book. But what books does Chris Anderson like? Well, he liked David Weinberger's Everything is Miscellaneous enough to write a blurb for it.

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If They Give You Lined Paper...

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 30, 2007, at 8:57 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

I like books about writing and language. Could be the technical writer in me. Or the linguist.

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Excerpt from Profitable Marketing Communications

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 27, 2007, at 6:26 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

Check out Chapter 8 of Profitable Marketing Communication on our Excerpts blog. 'Think Different' should be the slogan of all marketers who want their marketing communications to deliver a return. There is no point in being identical to the competition and saying the same thing - only perhaps a bit louder and across more platforms.