March 7, 2007
News & Opinion: Erika Andersen and Danny Meyer Live
Forbes.com has video of our friend Erika Andersen (Growing Great Employees) and her ten year client Danny Meyer (Setting The Table).
NEWS & OPINION: Testing and Tasting The Theory
By 800-CEO-READ, published September 18, 2007, at 1:59 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Jack and I are in NYC this week on our annual fall trip. We dined at Union Square Cafe this evening. Owner Danny Meyer wrote Setting The Table last year and the two of us decided we need to check if the theory was put into practice.
NEWS & OPINION: Todd's Best of Business Books 2006
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 13, 2006, at 8:08 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I started with a list of 22 books that I thought deserved year-end honors. The narrowing of the list was the hard part. I quickly marked the ones I knew should be on my list and looked to see if they had something in common.
NEWS & OPINION: Crowdsourced Entrepreneurial Reads
By 800-CEO-READ, published September 14, 2009, at 7:17 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
A few weeks ago, Fred Wilson from avc. com kicked up interest in books that entreprenuers should read. Fred, in particular, made the point that "there is way more insight to be gained from stories than from business books.
NEWS & OPINION: NYT Book Review on Setting The Table
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 15, 2007, at 8:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I picked the Sunday New York Times yesterday and saw Setting The Table (written by Danny Meyer) was reviewed by Sara Dickerman. Her review shows she likes the book, but Dickerman thinks Meyer gets a little cutesy: But Meyer is not giving advice to would-be restauranteurs: his book aims for a broader business audience. Whether his model of "hospitalitocracy" can expand beyond the service industry is hard to say, but Meyer certainly tries hard.
JACK COVERT SELECTS: Amazon's Top Ten Business Books for 2006
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 12, 2006, at 5:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Here is editors' list from Amazon for the best business books of 2006. The Long Tail by Chris Anderson* Making Globalization Work by Joesph Stiglitz Success Built To Last by Porras, et al. * The Starfish and The Spider by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom* Knowledge and The Wealth of Nations by David Warsh Origin of Wealth by Eric Beinhocker Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert* Mavericks at Work by Bill Taylor and Polly LaBarre* Changing Minds by Howard Gardner Setting The Table by Danny Meyer* *Six of these books were also chosen as Jack Covert Selects in 2006.