March 24, 2005
News & Opinion: Dan Pink Interview
Here is my interview with Dan Pink, the author of A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age. In 37 minutes, we talk about what it means to be a contributing editor, what magazines you should be reading, and we also talk about the book. mp3, 37:37, 34.5MB
NEWS & OPINION: Best Books To Make Best Workplaces
By 800-CEO-READ, published October 8, 2007, at 12:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Last week, The Wall Street Journal announced their Top Small Workplaces 2007 winners. The Journal asked the folks who run those places what books they would recommend to others trying to create first-class workplaces. Here the alphabetical list of their selections.
NEWS & OPINION: Chain of Links
By 800-CEO-READ, published May 3, 2006, at 2:06 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Here is a dump of some of those links that have been building up in my bookmarks: Charles Fishman walks around Wal-Mart with Washington Post reporter Bob Thompson and talks about The Wal-Mart Effect. Andy Kessler reads alot of business books, but doesn't know why because they mostly suck. He does see our view of the new business book as one that shows you a different way of viewing the world.
NEWS & OPINION: FT Finalists Share Favorite Books
By 800-CEO-READ, published November 22, 2005, at 8:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
We shared with you yesterday the winner of the FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Today, Financial Times has a follow-up piece asking all of the finalists what business books they like: John Battelle (The Search) - Moneyball by Michael Lewis; "I read it early, and knew it was going to be a very big book - it had all the elements: strong characters, a great narrative driving the book, a wonderful topic - at least in the US - and the wonderful element of a counterintuitive hook that seemed, upon quick reflection, to be obvious" Pietra Rivoli (Travels of a T-shirt in The Global Economy) - Women Workers and the Industrial Revolution by Ivy Pinchbeck; "It was written almost 75 years ago, but it is still the best work on the topic of industrialization. Unfortunately, such a book could never be written today.
NEWS & OPINION: A Whole New Mind
By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2005, at 1:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I have been feeling quite bored with the usual business stuff for some time. Bored with talk of efficiency, bored with most business books (like Johnnie), bored with the usual chatter on most of the 98 business blogs I read (and that stuff is infinitely more interesting than whats in the magazines and books). Bored.
NEWS & OPINION: Dan Pink on Peter Drucker
By 800-CEO-READ, published November 16, 2005, at 4:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Several months ago, when A Whole New Mind came out, my publisher and I sent copies of the book to several dozen thought leaders, opinion makers, and other notables. I received a handful of letters and emails in response. But only one letter did I tack to my office wall, right beside my iMac.