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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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See Jane Lead

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 4, 2007, at 3:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I've had this advanced copy on my desk for a while, and finally had the chance to page through it this morning. I'm always interested in business books directed specifically toward women in business. Sometimes these "girl power" books only reinforce unhealthy attitudes among female professionals who grumble about their minority status in male-dominated fields, yet fail to take action that promotes change.

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Read an excerpt from The New Language of Business

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 23, 2007, at 1:45 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

The new excerpt on our Excerpts blog is from Chapter 11 of The New Language of Business: SOA and Web 2. 0 by Sandy Carter. Carter shows how, by levering SOA (service-oriented architecture), Web 2.

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No "Jack Welch" on the horizon

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 9, 2007, at 6:30 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Publishing Industry

It's interesting how many inquiries we receive regarding "CEO" books. Not from customers, but from the media. There seems to be a fascination with the stories of heroic or villainous business gurus.

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Hot Spots spark innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 28, 2007, at 1:58 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

A few days ago we posted an excerpt from the book Ignited. Here's an excerpt from a February Financial Times article that reviewed Lynda Gratton's new book, Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces, And Organizations Buzz With Energy - And Others Don't, another "hot" title this spring: But, if you are lucky, you may also spot the occasional flash of orange or red. These are "hot spots" - "a moment when people are working together in exceptionally creative and collaborative ways .

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New Feature: Book Reviews on Del.icio.us

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 15, 2007, at 2:01 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We pay attention to what many people are writing about business books. Sometimes those articles and blog posts become the basis for a blog post here. Often, those reviews pass into the night—a missed opportunity to inform you of what we are seeing.

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Excerpt from Flower Confidential

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 14, 2007, at 2:26 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There's a new entry up on our Excerpts blog. It's a chapter taken from Flower Confidential: The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers by Amy Stewart. Flower Confidential takes us inside the flower trade and reveals what has been gained (and lost) by the new varieties and unusual breeds created in labs, and, of course, the worldwide market for flowers.

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New book excerpt up!

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 2, 2007, at 5:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Personal Development & Human Behavior

This morning, Todd gave a nice summary of what's new on our blogs. I'd like to point out that there's also a new entry up on our Excerpts blog. It's an excerpt from The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton.

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Fast Company stuck on Made to Stick

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 15, 2007, at 9:56 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, The Company

The February issue of Fast Company magazine is calling Made to Stick a candidate for this year's Freakonomics. It also mentions Dreaming in Code by Scott Rosenberg and Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart. That reminds me, have I mentioned lately that Dan Heath and Chip Heath (authors of Made to Stick) will be in Milwaukee on February 6?

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The Other Side

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 22, 2006, at 8:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I have officially come over to the Other Side. Thats right, the newest member of the 800-CEO-READ team has just been beamed up and set down running. Im Rebecca, and I come to you from 8crs sister company (and office neighbor), Harry W.

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Review of The Long Tail by Steve Sherlock

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 29, 2006, at 3:13 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine, first published the essay that became the blog that is now the book, The Long Tail, in October 2004. The basic premise of the Long Tail was the result of three observations: the tail of available variety is far longer than we realized it's now within reach economically all those niches, when aggregated, can make up a significant market (1) His analysis and research into these observations fleshes out the length of the article, through the blog postings (and feedback), to the current book length. Chris builds this proposal carefully.

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Wayne Hurlbert's Review of Is That Your Hand in My Pocket?

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 4, 2006, at 3:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Is That Your Hand in My Pocket? By Ron J. Lambert and Tom Parker Published: Jul 18, 2006 ISBN: 0785218777 Format: Hardcover, 256pp Publisher: Nelson Business If relationship marketing and looking for the win-win solutions is your sales technique, then it needs some serious reconsideration.

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Catherine Doyle's Review of The Long Tail

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 20, 2006, at 2:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Long Tail by Chris Anderson The future of business is selling less of morehave you updated your business plan lately? Chris Andersons case for the death of mass market culture consists of three prongs: The tools of production are cheaper than everyour computer can be your editing suite, your design studio, your book production facility. You can mark your works to as small a group as you like to the world.