July 22, 2005
News & Opinion: Wisdom of Crowds Audio Excerpt
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, 8.9MB
You can find the softcover version here.
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: 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: 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).
NEWS & OPINION: Guest Appearance
By 800-CEO-READ, published June 3, 2004, at 4:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Greetings from Brooklyn. Todd's been nice enough to ask me to guest-blog and to talk about (or flog) my new book, The Wisdom of Crowds. (You can read an excerpt from it here.
NEWS & OPINION: Books from Biz Media - Biz 2.0
By 800-CEO-READ, published April 30, 2004, at 5:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Here is another feature we are going to try on for size. I thought it might be interesting to see what books the business media is picking up on. In our first installment, we are going to look at the May issue of Business 2.