June 7, 2005
News & Opinion: Pink's Op-Ed in NYT
In Saturday's New York Times, Dan Pink wrote an Op-Ed piece called Pomp and Circumspect. It is a great riff on what he talks about in A Whole New Mind as it relates to the new crop of college graduates.
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: Richard Pachter's Best Business Books of 2005
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 13, 2006, at 3:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I know we are getting into the New Year, but I thought I would share one more best of list. You have seen me quote Richard Pachter before. He writes reviews for the Miami Herald.
NEWS & OPINION: Books for Your Design Library
By 800-CEO-READ, published February 16, 2005, at 9:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Design, design, design. . .
NEWS & OPINION: More Authors Blogging
By 800-CEO-READ, published September 1, 2006, at 4:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Add Tim Sanders (Love is The Killer App) to the list of authors who have taken up blogging. I like his post yesterday on the ever present Barticle, articles that got turned into book and should not have. You'll see he mentions 800ceoread as a means to avoiding bad books.
NEWS & OPINION: The What and Where Generation
By 800-CEO-READ, published July 6, 2005, at 4:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
This a little further into the Immelt/Fast Company interview: What makes a growth leader today, and how does that differ from the sort of leader who was effective at GE in the past? GE has always been a believer in leadership development. When the economy was growing at 5% a year, when oil was $14 a barrel, and when the world was at peace, the science of management was all about the how-to.