April 5, 2007
News & Opinion: DHL using books for promotion again
Last April, DHL was giving customers One Minute Manager when they tried the company's international service.
DHL has a similar offer running now with Travels of a T-Shirt In A Global Economy. The offer is good until next Friday (4/13/07). You can call 866-401-5289 and you should mention the promotional code WS4BK .
NEWS & OPINION: Amazon's 2005 Top 10 Editor's Picks In Business
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 6, 2005, at 3:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Amazon's editors picks has the usual suspects you would expect for a best of 2005: Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner The World is Flat by Thomas Friedmen Resonant Leadership by Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs China Inc. by Ted Fishman DisneyWar by James Stewart Blink by Malcolm Gladwell The Travels of a T-Shirt In A Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli Blue Ocean Strategy by W.
NEWS & OPINION: Best of the Year for Jack
By Jack, published December 22, 2005, at 2:51 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
It is that time of year. What was really extraordinary this past year was. .
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: FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book Award Finalists
By 800-CEO-READ, published September 20, 2005, at 1:37 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs
This morning, they announced the finalists for The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of The Year Award. The finalists are: The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote The Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture by John Battelle (Portfolio) The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalized World in the 21st Century by Thomas Friedman (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (William Morrow) Fast Second: How Smart Companies Bypass Radical Innovation to Enter and Dominate New Markets by Constantinos Markides and Paul Geroski (Jossey Bass) The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Econonmist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli (Wiley) DisneyWar: Battle for the Magic Kingdom by James Stewart (Simon & Schuster) Each finalist receives £5000 (~$9000) and the winner will receive £30000 (~$54,000). The overall winner will be announced Monday, November 21st.
NEWS & OPINION: getAbstract's Best Books of 2005
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 9, 2005, at 2:44 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
getAbstract has a list of their favorite business books for 2005: Irrational Exuberance by Robert Schiller Scenarios by Kees van der Heijden The One Thing You Need to Know by Marcus Buckingham The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman Blue Ocean Strategy by Renee Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim The People's Tycoon by Steven Watts And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out) by Paul Bluestein Winners Never Cheat by Jon Huntsman The German Economy by Horst Siebert Wedding of the Waters by Peter Bernstein Icon Steve Jobs by Jeffery Young and William Simon Brand Hijack by Alex Wipperfurth How to Grow Leaders by John Adair Trillion-Dollar Moms by Bonnie W.