November 3, 2008
News & Opinion: When Ira Meets Dale.
Ira Glass adds a spin on a classic business read -- Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People.
NEWS & OPINION: Internet Algorithm Arrives at Top 100 Business Books
By 800-CEO-READ, published August 31, 2009, at 5:59 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Jurgen Appelo at Noop. nl has created and algorithm that takes the number of Amazon reviews, average Amazon ranking, and number of hits on Google to create the Top 100 Best Books for Managers, Leaders & Humans. In talking about some of the analysis Appelo says: The book with the largest number of Amazon reviews is Freakonomics (#53, by Steven D.
NEWS & OPINION: Crowdsourced Entrepreneurial Reads
By 800-CEO-READ, published September 14, 2009, at 7:17 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
A few weeks ago, Fred Wilson from avc. com kicked up interest in books that entreprenuers should read. Fred, in particular, made the point that "there is way more insight to be gained from stories than from business books.
NEWS & OPINION: SalesHQ Recommends Their Twenty Favorites
By 800-CEO-READ, published July 22, 2009, at 2:23 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives
SalesHQ has posted a list of their 20 Must-Read Sales Books. Like any good list, there is tried and true as well as some less-knowns. Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer  The Game by Neil Strauss Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cold Calling by Keith Rosen Sales 2.
NEWS & OPINION: How to Feed Friends and Influence People
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 10, 2005, at 7:21 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales
The first book is catch my attention this year is How to Feed Friends and Influence People. The book is written by Milton Parker, the owner of the Carnegie Deli, and Allyn Freeman. First, I thought the title was pretty clever.
NEWS & OPINION: Reviewing Reviews
By 800-CEO-READ, published September 26, 2008, at 4:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Heather Green has written a wonderful review of Jeff Howe's Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business for the September 29 issue of BusinessWeek. After observing that "Books about the crowd are becoming a crowd unto themselves," Green writes: What sets Howe's book apart is his focus on business, an examination of different crowdsourcing models, and a deep dive into academic research to explain why people work together. It's a welcome and well-written corporate playbook for confusing times.