April 16, 2009
News & Opinion: The 100 Best in Brookfield, WI
For those of you in the Milwaukee area, head to the Barnes and Noble in Brookfield tonight at 7pm to hear Jack and Todd talk about the five business metathemes they discovered in writing The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. After the talk, they'll be signing copies of the book and answering any questions. Stay posted on their future events at the 100 Best site.
NEWS & OPINION: Remembering Michael Hammer
By 800-CEO-READ, published September 6, 2008, at 4:07 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
If the book of the 80's was In Search of Excellence by Peters and Waterman, then book of the 90's was Reengineering the Corporation by Michael Hammer and Jim Champy. We were saddened to hear Michael Hammer died this week at age 60. The best way we can think of to acknowledge his impact is by announcing the inclusion of Reengineering The Corporation in our upcoming book.
NEWS & OPINION: Moneyball Author Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair
By 800-CEO-READ, published June 19, 2008, at 8:19 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
If you are a baseball fan, or even just a fan of great writing, I highly recommend you check out Michael Lewis's recent article for Vanity Fair about sports agent Gus Dominguez, who has been convicted (wrongly, Lewis believes) of smuggling Cuban baseball players to the United States. In it, he follows the story back to Cuba and paints a fascinating portrait of baseball there. Peter Gammons recently stated on Baseball Tonight that the most exciting baseball experience of his life was watching a game in Havana, and you can almost taste that kind of excitement in this piece by Lewis.
NEWS & OPINION: Wharton Digital Press and The Leader's Checklist
By 800-CEO-READ, published May 26, 2011, at 8:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania made a big announcement last month, launching Wharton Digital Press. From that release: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announces the launch of Wharton Digital Press, an innovative global all-digital publishing initiative that will publish books electronically, including ebooks, enhanced ebooks, mobile apps, and print books available through print-on-demand technology. In collaboration with Knowledge@Wharton, the School’s online journal of research and business analysis, Wharton Digital Press will take advantage of the Wharton School’s global presence to communicate relevant business knowledge from experts throughout the world to readers wherever and whenever they need it.
NEWS & OPINION: Recommended Reading From The First 90 Days
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 21, 2009, at 3:10 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In the book The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins talks about how the President of the United States gets 100 days to prove himself, but you are given 90 days in your new job. He states that the first three months can be a make or break time. Watching the inaugural yesterday led me back to this book.
NEWS & OPINION: The 100 Best Business Books of All Time (updated & in paperback!)
By Sally Haldorson, published December 5, 2011, at 7:59 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You (updated) by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, Portfolio, 348 pages, $16. 00, Paperback, November 2011, ISBN 9781591844464 Five years ago, Jack Covert, founder of 800-CEO-READ, and Todd Sattersten, then president of the company, chose and reviewed the 100 best business titles of all time--the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today's busy readers. The resulting book, aptly named The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, puts each book in context so that readers can quickly find solutions to the business problems they face.