October 13, 2008
News & Opinion: Amazon lists The 100 Best Business Books of All Time
Amazon now has catalog copy and cover art for our book. Four months before publication date, our sales ranking is already 280,000, but who's counting. Check us out here.
NEWS & OPINION: Exciting Book News
By Jack, published October 1, 2008, at 9:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Amazon now shows the cover of our new book. Check it out here. Thanks Jeff.
NEWS & OPINION: The First Five Books for Those New To Business
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 23, 2009, at 5:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
There was a post in Twitter last week with someone asking what five business books should be recommended to someone entering the workforce. I wasn't able to go back and find the post, but the question has been lingering with me as we approach the launch of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Where to start?
NEWS & OPINION: Recommended Reading From The First 90 Days
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 21, 2009, at 3:10 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In the book The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins talks about how the President of the United States gets 100 days to prove himself, but you are given 90 days in your new job. He states that the first three months can be a make or break time. Watching the inaugural yesterday led me back to this book.
NEWS & OPINION: Remembering Michael Hammer
By 800-CEO-READ, published September 6, 2008, at 4:07 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
If the book of the 80's was In Search of Excellence by Peters and Waterman, then book of the 90's was Reengineering the Corporation by Michael Hammer and Jim Champy. We were saddened to hear Michael Hammer died this week at age 60. The best way we can think of to acknowledge his impact is by announcing the inclusion of Reengineering The Corporation in our upcoming book.
NEWS & OPINION: Moneyball Author Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair
By 800-CEO-READ, published June 19, 2008, at 8:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
If you are a baseball fan, or even just a fan of great writing, I highly recommend you check out Michael Lewis's recent article for Vanity Fair about sports agent Gus Dominguez, who has been convicted (wrongly, Lewis believes) of smuggling Cuban baseball players to the United States. In it, he follows the story back to Cuba and paints a fascinating portrait of baseball there. Peter Gammons recently stated on Baseball Tonight that the most exciting baseball experience of his life was watching a game in Havana, and you can almost taste that kind of excitement in this piece by Lewis.