June 16, 2008

Jack Covert Selects: I Can't Remember The Last Time...

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 6:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

Jack and I have been pretty quiet on the blog over the last year. The process of writing a book took more time than I ever imagined. I have a completely new appreciation for the authors who have come before me. Seth suggests everyone write book in a post on his blog today, and I agree it is a great idea, but understand the work you are in for.

Anyway, this post is really about the first chance I have had in months to spend the morning looking through books. I promise more posts in the coming weeks, but here is what has caught my eye this morning.

  • The Word of Mouth Manual Volume II - Dave's new book is worth a look. You can download it for free or buy it printed on paper.
  • I am reading The Breakthrough Imperative. This is a book from Bain & Company. I have read enough of their partners' work to finally say that I like their message. I am just getting started, but I think this is a culmination work for the company combining the ideas of Fred Reichheld, Chris Zook, and others. More on that soon.
  • There is a new second edition to The Age of Heretics by Art Kleiner. Too many people have told me that I have to check this out. I am going to read the book and then have Art on for a podcast.
  • I am a huge fan of the Memo To the CEO series, which we post the Jack Covert Selects for on Friday. Check them out.

Enough for now. And I promise again to get back to writing more here.