December 17, 2008
News & Opinion: Feeling Down?
Let Charlie Rose and Competitive Advantage author Michael Porter cheer you up some. As Charlie notes at the beginning of the interview, The Times of London has called Porter the "Most important business thinker in the world." Also mentioned in the interview is his feature article for BusinessWeek last month, Why America Needs an Economic Strategy. (Video runs 25 minutes.)
NEWS & OPINION: Forbes' 20 Most Influential Business Books
By 800-CEO-READ, published April 21, 2006, at 1:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In the Forbes' article that Tom referred to yesterday, the writer Dan Ackman pointed to a list of business books the magazine put together in 2002. Forbes calls these The 20 Most Influential Business Books. As you look down the panel experts, you'll notice our own Jack Covert was among those called to contribute.
NEWS & OPINION: Business Book Humiliations
By Sally Haldorson, published August 3, 2010, at 1:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Penguin's Portfolio imprint specializes in business books, and their Portfolio Javelin blog ("Business, Business Books, and the Business of Books") is a great read for any of us business book geeks. Yesterday, Will Weisser, Vice President and Associate Editor of Portfolio, wrote an entry inspired by a post in the Guardian's blog in which the author, Robert McCrum, confessed, despite his education and exposure to great books, that he had never read Middlemarch by George Eliot (if you too have not read Middlemarch, I highly recommend remedying that this summer--it's one of my favorites. ) McCrum then invites readers to share their book humiliations by listing the books that they regret never having read.
NEWS & OPINION: Biz Books from B-Schools - Part II
By 800-CEO-READ, published April 29, 2004, at 8:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
When I told Jack about the series, he proudly pointed me to the same exercise BusinessWeek did in 2000. The panel then was a combination of practioners and professors. Along with Mr.
NEWS & OPINION: The Best Books OF ALL TIME! - The Independent Edition
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 16, 2008, at 3:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Jack and Todd will soon have the definitive list of the best business books of all time published, but, in the meantime, here is what The Independent's Sean O'Grady has to say on the matter. He chooses from both "timeless classics [and] the latest crop of credit crunch chronicles. " It's an interesting list because it's from a newspaper that leans to the left side of the British political spectrum, providing a perspective from the side of the aisle that doesn't speak up on business books as often.
NEWS & OPINION: 80 Books Every Manager Should Read - 1980-1989
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 13, 2005, at 1:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
1980-89 1980 Alvin Toffler: The Third Wave 1980 Michael Porter: Competitive Strategy 1981 Richard Pascale and Anthony Athos: The Art of Japanese Management 1982 John Naisbitt: Megatrends 1982 Kenichi Ohmae: The Mind of the Strategist 1982 Tom Peters and Robert Waterman: In Search of Excellence 1982 W. Edwards Deming: Out of the Crisis 1983 Rosabeth Moss Kanter: Change Masters 1984 Meredith Belbin: Management Teams 1985 Edgar Schein: Organizational Culture and Leadership 1985 Harold Geneen: Managing 1985 Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus: Leaders 1986 Akio Morita: Made in Japan 1987 Jan Carlzon: Moments of Truth 1988 Joseph M. Juran: Planning for Quality 1988 Konosuke Matsushita: Quest for Prosperity 1989 Charles Handy: The Age of Unreason 1989 Christopher Bartlett and Sumantra Ghoshal: Managing Across Borders 1989 Stephen Covey: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People This is from Financial Times Handbook of Management 3rd Edition.