December 1, 2005
News & Opinion: More Plans For The World Is Flat
Thomas Friedman is thinking of opening up his book The World Is Flat for all to contribute. Here is a quote from the Financial Times:
"It's been suggested to me that we actually turn the book into an open-source product. Just put it up on the web like Wikipedia [the collaborative online encyclopedia] and let people add to it."
NEWS & OPINION: Favorite Books from Wes Moss
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 2, 2005, at 5:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I posted my interview with Wes Moss (Starting From Scratch) on Monday. After we were done recording, I asked what his favorite books were. Here is his favorites: The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T.
NEWS & OPINION: Revisiting Malcolm Gladwell
By Sally Haldorson, published December 14, 2011, at 8:09 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
One of the most fascinating trends to follow in business literature is the continual expansion of what a business book actually is. The parameters have widened significantly from the influential management and theory books of the 1980s. While there are still books made available each year on such practical matters as team building, developing a social media strategy, making a new hire, and sensible budgeting, there are also a great number of books that study decision-making from a neuroscience angle or theorize about how social and environmental influences affect human behavior.
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: The Wall Street Journal Business Gurus List
By 800-CEO-READ, published May 6, 2008, at 5:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
The Wall Street Journal yesterday had a major feature titled "New Breed of Business Gurus Rises. " The article provides a ranking of the thought leaders in business today. The ranking system is based on the 2003 book What's the Big Idea?
NEWS & OPINION: Matthew May's Five Books That Defined the Decade
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 14, 2010, at 3:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In Pursuit of Elegance author Matthew May reads around 200 books a year. That means he's read approximately 2000 books since the year 2000. Of those, he has picked five that he feels defined the last decade, writing "these 'big idea' books stand out because not only did they help us better understand the world, they gave us a new lens through which to view it.