July 25, 2006
News & Opinion: How A Good Idea Becomes a Bad One
NEWS & OPINION: Kawasaki on The Long Tail
By 800-CEO-READ, published July 26, 2006, at 4:47 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I think Guy Kawasaki has written one of best posts on The Long Tail. He is very complementary of the book, and lays out clearly the conditions that have to exist in your market for Long Tail economics to take effect. It is a Must Read - The Wrong Tale: A Checklist for Long-Tail Implementations.
NEWS & OPINION: ZDNet's Best in Business and Technology 2006
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 28, 2006, at 5:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Mitch Ratcliffe of ZDNet has complied his list of favorite business and technology books in 2006. He says: This year's crop of business books, as usual, included a lot of me-too titles that were easily put down and forgotten after a few pages or chapters, because they contained little new, nothing thought-provoking. Downright crazy ideas are better than none, and challenges to the status quo invaluable, so don't shy away from shaking your colleagues' mental trees with a good book.
NEWS & OPINION: Defending the business book genre.
By 800-CEO-READ, published March 19, 2008, at 2:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
It seems just a bit ironic that the last page in April's Fast Company is a grueling review and warning of the business section of your local bookstore. Especially considering more than a handful of business book authors--including the Heath brothers, Dan Roam, Amy Sutherland*, Tim Ferriss, Robert Scoble, Fred Krupp--contributed to or were mentioned in the issue. The last page is Elizabeth Spiers' (founding editor of Gawker and Dealbreaker) article "Library of the Living Dead.
NEWS & OPINION: 2006 Bestsellers (a little late)
By 800-CEO-READ, published March 27, 2007, at 7:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Some folks started asking us for the 2006 bestsellers. Some how we forgot to do this right after the New Year, and I know many of you are dying to hear the results. One note on methodology: We award points to a book's position on our monthly list, as well as the number of months it appears on our lists.
NEWS & OPINION: Globle and Mail's Top Ten of 2006
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 18, 2006, at 3:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
A couple of blogging business book authors pointed to Harvey Schachter's list in Toronto's Globe and Mail. You'll find this list has more of a management focus.