August 16, 2004
News & Opinion: More Wisdom
Dave Pollard at How to Save the World writes an extensive review of James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds. [via johnnie moore]
NEWS & OPINION: Chain of Links
By 800-CEO-READ, published May 3, 2006, at 2:06 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Here is a dump of some of those links that have been building up in my bookmarks: Charles Fishman walks around Wal-Mart with Washington Post reporter Bob Thompson and talks about The Wal-Mart Effect. Andy Kessler reads alot of business books, but doesn't know why because they mostly suck. He does see our view of the new business book as one that shows you a different way of viewing the world.
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.
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: Wisdom of Crowds Audio Excerpt
By 800-CEO-READ, published July 22, 2005, at 3:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
This is a great excerpt from The Wisdom of Crowds. James Surowiecki compares different types of organizations to those in great gangster movies. mp3, 6:28, 8.
NEWS & OPINION: Ants and Men
By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2005, at 8:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Kathy Sierra at Creating Passionate Users has a great post on James Surowiecki's talk at SXSW. Surowiecki wrote The Wisdom of Crowds (one of the best books of last year).