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: 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.
NEWS & OPINION: Moneyball Author Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair
By 800-CEO-READ, published June 19, 2008, at 8:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
If you are a baseball fan, or even just a fan of great writing, I highly recommend you check out Michael Lewis's recent article for Vanity Fair about sports agent Gus Dominguez, who has been convicted (wrongly, Lewis believes) of smuggling Cuban baseball players to the United States. In it, he follows the story back to Cuba and paints a fascinating portrait of baseball there. Peter Gammons recently stated on Baseball Tonight that the most exciting baseball experience of his life was watching a game in Havana, and you can almost taste that kind of excitement in this piece by Lewis.
NEWS & OPINION: The First Five Books for Those New To Business
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 23, 2009, at 5:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
There was a post in Twitter last week with someone asking what five business books should be recommended to someone entering the workforce. I wasn't able to go back and find the post, but the question has been lingering with me as we approach the launch of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Where to start?
NEWS & OPINION: Wharton Digital Press and The Leader's Checklist
By 800-CEO-READ, published May 26, 2011, at 8:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania made a big announcement last month, launching Wharton Digital Press. From that release: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announces the launch of Wharton Digital Press, an innovative global all-digital publishing initiative that will publish books electronically, including ebooks, enhanced ebooks, mobile apps, and print books available through print-on-demand technology. In collaboration with Knowledge@Wharton, the School’s online journal of research and business analysis, Wharton Digital Press will take advantage of the Wharton School’s global presence to communicate relevant business knowledge from experts throughout the world to readers wherever and whenever they need it.