December 1, 2005
News & Opinion: More Plans For The World Is Flat
"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: FT Finalists Share Favorite Books
By 800-CEO-READ, published November 22, 2005, at 8:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
We shared with you yesterday the winner of the FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Today, Financial Times has a follow-up piece asking all of the finalists what business books they like: John Battelle (The Search) - Moneyball by Michael Lewis; "I read it early, and knew it was going to be a very big book - it had all the elements: strong characters, a great narrative driving the book, a wonderful topic - at least in the US - and the wonderful element of a counterintuitive hook that seemed, upon quick reflection, to be obvious" Pietra Rivoli (Travels of a T-shirt in The Global Economy) - Women Workers and the Industrial Revolution by Ivy Pinchbeck; "It was written almost 75 years ago, but it is still the best work on the topic of industrialization. Unfortunately, such a book could never be written today.
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: Marc Miller/Selling Is Dead Interview
By 800-CEO-READ, published February 6, 2006, at 9:28 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
This week, our interview is with Marc Miller, author of Selling Is Dead: Moving Beyond Traditional Sales Roles and Practices To Revitalize Growth. Miller's work is based around the large sale, which is any sale that requires the customer time and consideration before a purchase is made. This podcast went a little long, but there is alot of good stuff so you are getting the whole thing.
NEWS & OPINION: Next For Friedman
By 800-CEO-READ, published November 28, 2005, at 7:20 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Publisher's Weekly interviewed Thomas Friedman for their Three Anwers Feature on the heels of him winning the Goldman Sachs/FT Business Book of the Year Award. For fans of The World is Flat, here is question three and the answer: PW: What's your next project? TF: I'm going on leave for a month and working on the updated and expanded version of The World Is Flat, which will be out in paperback and probably also a [new] hardback edition this spring.
NEWS & OPINION: What's the right word?
By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2005, at 12:06 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, Jagdish Bhagwati (In Defense of Globalization) wrote an op-ed entitled A New Vocabulary for Trade [sub. needed]. In the piece, he questions Thomas Friedman's use of the word "flat" to describe to disappearance of competitive advantage among countries.