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: 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.
NEWS & OPINION: An Embarrassment of Riches
By Jack, published October 6, 2010, at 2:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In 1997, Sebastian Junger wrote a great book called The Perfect Storm. The phrase, “a perfect storm” is used when multiple things come together to create an extraordinary experience. That thought fleeted through my mind last night as I sat reading Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, because, including Freedom, I’m actually reading three brilliant books in three rather different genres.
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: 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: The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: Updated & Expanded!
By Sally Haldorson, published September 2, 2011, at 5:41 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
We're excited to announce an updated and expanded paperback version of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time available 11/1/11 from Portfolio. More content--expanded reviews of the Takeaway chapter books (including Thinkertoys, The First 90 Days, Beyond the Core, and The Lexus and the Olive Tree); new sidebars (including decision-making, visual thinking, and 1982, the watershed year for business books); and a new introduction and closing manifesto--means more for you to learn and enjoy. The perfect book for you to put on your Christmas list and read to inspire you for the new year!