June 2, 2009
News & Opinion: Audio Versions of Books from The 100 Best
We have been getting more questions lately about what books from The 100 Best are available in audio. That lead us to do some research and it turns out that 37 of our selections are available in compact disc, digitally through Audible/iTunes, or both. We have updated our Books in the 100 Best page with links to those editions. Happy Listening.
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: 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: 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.
NEWS & OPINION: The 100 Best Business Books of All Time (updated & in paperback!)
By Sally Haldorson, published December 5, 2011, at 7:59 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You (updated) by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, Portfolio, 348 pages, $16. 00, Paperback, November 2011, ISBN 9781591844464 Five years ago, Jack Covert, founder of 800-CEO-READ, and Todd Sattersten, then president of the company, chose and reviewed the 100 best business titles of all time--the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today's busy readers. The resulting book, aptly named The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, puts each book in context so that readers can quickly find solutions to the business problems they face.
NEWS & OPINION: Our 2010 Retrospective
By Sally Haldorson, published December 30, 2010, at 10:15 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
2010 was, for 800-CEO-READ, a year of stability, growth and redesign. Not everyone nor every company is so lucky as to say the same about the past year, but after the chaos, both internally and externally, of 2008-09, we count ourselves lucky that we close the year in a celebratory mood. Some highlights and happenings from 2010: January: We celebrated the winners of the annual 800-CEO-READ business book awards and other industry folks at a party in NYC.