January 31, 2005
News & Opinion: DisneyWar Creating Fireworks
James Stewart's new book DisneyWar is stirring up a lot of buzz. The book is being billed as the unflattering story of Michael Eisner's 21 years at Disney. There is still five weeks until the book shipping and there is already alot of "He said" and "No, I didn't". There have been pieces in the LA Times, NY Post and The NY Times.
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: Joe Nocera's Best Business Books Ever
By 800-CEO-READ, published July 18, 2008, at 9:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Joe Nocera is a columnist for The New York Times who writes about big business, and yesterday my inbox was filled with notes pointing me to his blog. His latest post recommends what he believes are the best business books ever. Here is Nocera's list with his commentary: "Liar's Poker," by Michael Lewis (even though I've since become convinced that the anecdote that gives the book its title never happened).
NEWS & OPINION: Barrons' Best of Books of 2005
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 29, 2005, at 1:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In the December 5, 2005 issue of Barron's, Jay Palmer wrote a piece called The Best Books of 2005. Here is his list: A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors by Charles Gasparino Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald DisneyWar by James B. Stewart Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of The Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street by William Poundstone One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Busienss in China (Wall Street Journal Book) by James McGregor The Battle For The Soul of Capitalism by John Bogle The Big Picture: The New Logic of Money and Power in Hollywood by Edward Jay Epstein The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M Parker, Jr.
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: Jack Welch on C-SPAN
By 800-CEO-READ, published May 23, 2005, at 8:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I saw Jack Welch last night on C-SPAN. He was at Sacred Heart University talking with a audience from the business school about Winning. One of the audience members asked him to recommend some books he had read in the last year.