September 26, 2008
News & Opinion: Freakonomics: Around the world in cover images
Check out these cover images. Each time a new edition of Freakonomics is published, Steven and Stephen add it to their online collection. I'd love to hear the cultural reasoning behind each design. Any insight?
NEWS & OPINION: 800-CEO-READ's Decade-in-Review
By Sally Haldorson, published December 31, 2009, at 9:45 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
It's an admittedly worn device to use the alphabet to organize one's thoughts, but when reflecting over the past decade and trying to distill the most notable events and objects that affected our company and also the publishing industry and business sector into a brief blog post, I found such a device to be quite helpful. As Jack put it when we initially discussed writing a decade-in-review post, not only is it like opening a can of worms, it seems like whenever one harkens back to the Millenium, one can't help but get sidetracked into thoughts about 9/11. But of course there were many more ups and downs that we've all been a victim and/or a participant in, and this list is an attempt to do that chaos a little bit of justice.
NEWS & OPINION: Publisher's Weekly 2006 Bestsellers - The Business Slice
By 800-CEO-READ, published April 6, 2007, at 3:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Every year, Publisher Weekly runs lists of the bestsellers from various genre (fiction, non-fiction, paperback). What is different about this list is you can see the number of copies sold. I ran down through the non-fiction list to pull out all the business titles that sold more than 100,000 copies.
NEWS & OPINION: Internet Algorithm Arrives at Top 100 Business Books
By 800-CEO-READ, published August 31, 2009, at 5:59 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Jurgen Appelo at Noop. nl has created and algorithm that takes the number of Amazon reviews, average Amazon ranking, and number of hits on Google to create the Top 100 Best Books for Managers, Leaders & Humans. In talking about some of the analysis Appelo says: The book with the largest number of Amazon reviews is Freakonomics (#53, by Steven D.
NEWS & OPINION: Disease: A Good Thing?
By 800-CEO-READ, published March 20, 2007, at 6:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In the Big Think genre, I am recommending people pick up Survival of The Sickest by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince. Moalem is a evolutionary biologist and he has some interesting things to say about diseases. He says many of the things that afflict us now are the same things that protected us in the past.
NEWS & OPINION: PW 2007 Bestsellers
By 800-CEO-READ, published April 22, 2008, at 2:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Publishers Weekly released its bestseller list late last month. A Thousand Splendid Suns topped the fiction category, while The Secret took the top nonfiction spot. But, those books get enough love, so we thought we would list the business titles that show up on the list (they list all books that sold over 100,000 copies in calender year 2007).