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Jack Covert Selects - Breaking the Pattern

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 9:54 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Breaking the Pattern: The 5 Principles You Need To Remodel Your Life; by Charles Stuart Platkin; Red Mill Press; 271 pages; $24. 95; Hardcover, ISBN 0971150303 Nature vs Nurture: the age-old argument regarding the origins of human behavior, dysfunctions, and successes. Here, Platkin has researched this argument trying to find out if you can truly remodel your life, or if you are simply destined to repeat destructive or simply unproductive patterns.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Impossible Just Takes a Little Longer

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 8:57 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Impossible Just Takes A Little Longer: Living with Purpose and Passion by Art Berg, William Morrow, 200 Pages, $25. 95 Hardcover, February 2002, ISBN 0060199903 I generally have a hard time with reading and reviewing self-help or motivational books because many of the books in that category seem to be too simplistic. So, with a healthy dose of skepticism, I dug into this book, in large part because I was engaged by the subtitle.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 22, 2002, at 8:55 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Pat Lencioni, Jossey Bass Publishers, 220 Pages, $22. 00 Hardcover, March 2002, ISBN 0787960756 Pat Lencioni is the president of a management consulting company in San Francisco and has written two very successful books on leadership. Lencioni excels at using the business fable, a genre I expect can be traced back to Eli Goldratt and The Goal.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Elephant and the Flea

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 5, 2002, at 8:51 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Elephant and the Flea: Reflections of a Reluctant Capitalist by Charles Handy, Harvard Business School Press, 225 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, February 2002, ISBN 1578518229 I must start this review with a confession. In my world, Charles Handy is a god, so if you sense some hero worship in this review, I do not apologize.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Best Business Stories of the Year

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 22, 2002, at 8:48 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Best Business Stories of the Year, 2002 Edited by Andrew Leckey and Ken Auletta. Hardcover: Pantheon, 432 pages, ISBN 0375420754, $29. 50.

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Jack Covert Selects - Love is the Killer App

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 3, 2002, at 8:40 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends by Tim Sanders, Crown Business, 200 Pages, $21. 00 Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 060960922X When I received this galley about six months ago, I was wary of the book because of the hip cover, zippy title, brief length, and its all-about-success-but-not-failure premise. Every time I cracked the cover, I found myself questioning Sanders premise.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Mousedriver Chronicals

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 20, 2002, at 8:44 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The MouseDriver Chronicles: The True-Life Adventures of Two First-Time Entrepreneurs by John Lusk & Kyle Harrison, Perseus Publishing, 260 Pages, $24. 00 Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 0738205737 In short, we didnt do anything you couldnt do. Thats the point.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Tipping Point

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 20, 2002, at 8:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay Book, 290 Pages, $14. 95 Paperback, January 2002, ISBN 0316346624 When The Tipping Point first came out in hardcover last year, it was an expansion of a New Yorker piece Gladwell had written previously. Normally, I (re)recommend very few books as they are re-released in paperback, but this book is an exception.

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Jack Covert Selects - The New Imperialists

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 14, 2002, at 8:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The New Imperialists; by Mark Leibovich; Prentice Hall; 244 pages, $25. 00; Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 0735203172 Diversity is not on this authors agenda, but entertainment and enlightenment are. The author has chosen five of the usual suspects (all white, middle-age males with an outstanding intellect) who have lead the Internet revolution.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Big Red Fez

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 4, 2002, at 8:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Big Red Fez: How to Make any Web Site Better by Seth Godin, Simon & Schuster, 112 Pages, $11. 00 Paperback, January 2001, ISBN 0743227905 Dont let the title confuse you: The Big Red Fez is not about the Schriners, or, more appropriately for Milwaukee (the setting for Happy Days), Mr. Cs Grand Poobah hat.

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Jack Covert Selects - How Much is Enough?

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 3, 2002, at 8:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

How Much is Enough? Harness the Power of Your Money StoryAnd Change Your Life by Pamela York Klainer, Basic Books, 180 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 0465037488 Ive spent almost 19 years reading mainly about financially successful people.

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Jack Covert Selects - Beyond e

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 25, 2001, at 8:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Beyond e: 12 Ways Technology is Transforming Sales and Marketing Strategy by Stephen G. Diorio, McGraw Hill, 320 Pages, $29. 95 Hardcover, November 2001, ISBN 0071376496 Beyond e is written for you sales and marketing folks looking for new ways to use technology to grow your business.