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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 book reviews continue...

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 31, 2006, at 2:05 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Several people have been reviewing various business books. Today I'll be posting two reviews on the book Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite. The reviewers, John Brothers and Rob Marsh will give you two different perspectives of the book.

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Dealing With Darwin Review by Kurt B

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 24, 2006, at 1:58 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Review of Dealing with Darwin By Geoffrey Moore, Portfolio, December 2005 Moore continues the theme from his previous books of analyzing different stages of a company's (or product line's) life and the corresponding appropriate product development and marketing strategies. Once again he demonstrates he has given this concept more thought than most. It is probably important to point out that the subtitle "How great companies innovate .

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Book Reviews Start Today

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 24, 2006, at 1:35 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Thanks to everyone who reviewed a book! We really appreciate it. Throughout the next few weeks, I'm going to post the reviews of all the currently published books (there's a lot of them).

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Jack Covert Selects - eBoys

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 25, 2000, at 9:44 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

eBoys: The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work Randall E. Stross, Crown Business, 315 pages, $25. 95 Hardcover ISBN 0812930959 How can I lead off my inaugural list of important new books with anything but the book that saw fit to feature my comments on the jacket of the finished book?

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Jack Covert Selects - Taken For a Ride

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 3, 2000, at 3:51 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Taken For a Ride: How Daimler-Benz Drove off with Chrysler by Bill Vlasic, Bradley A. Stertz, William Morrow & Company, 372 pages, $26. 00, Hardcover, July 2000, ISBN 0688173055 One of the fun things about reading business bios are when you have authors who know the inside people and tell inside stories.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Value Effect

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 2, 2000, at 4:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Value Effect: A Murder Mystery about the Compulsive Pursuit of 'The Next Big Thing' by John Guaspari, Berrett-Koehler, May 2000, 177 pages, $22. 00, Hardcover, ISBN 9781576750926 A mystery novel/business book? It actually works and works nicely.

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Jack Covert Selects - How to Become a Rainmaker

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 2, 2000, at 3:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeffrey J. Fox, Hyperion, 169 pages, $16. 95, Hardcover, July 2000 ISBN 9780786865956 I really appreciate a book with lessons one can apply quickly and easily-such as this one.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Real Work of Leaders

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 1, 2000, at 4:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Real Work of Leaders: A Report from the Front Lines of Management by Donald L. Laurie, Perseus Books Group, May 2000, 203 pages, $26. 00, Hardcover, ISBN 0738202495 Does the book world need another book about leadership?