October 1, 2008
News & Opinion: Exciting Book News
Amazon now shows the cover of our new book. Check it out here. Thanks Jeff. Also, we're sending out month two of our 6-month Countdown Book Club later this week.
NEWS & OPINION: Amazon lists The 100 Best Business Books of All Time
By Jack, published October 13, 2008, at 12:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Amazon now has catalog copy and cover art for our book. Four months before publication date, our sales ranking is already 280,000, but who's counting. Check us out here.
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: 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: Recommended Reading From The First 90 Days
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 21, 2009, at 3:10 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In the book The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins talks about how the President of the United States gets 100 days to prove himself, but you are given 90 days in your new job. He states that the first three months can be a make or break time. Watching the inaugural yesterday led me back to this book.