Innovation & Creativity


BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Yo!

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 15, 2004, at 12:20 PM in News & Opinion

Title: The Book of Yo! Author: Simon Woodroffe Pages: 60 Published: October 2000 Dog-ear score: 36. 6% Reviewer: Rich.


New Kid On The Block

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 3, 2004, at 7:27 PM in Jack Covert Selects

There is a new imprint being started by the Wharton Business School called Wharton School Publishing. They are coming out of the gate strong with three books for the fall and they are getting good coverage in the press. We are currently reading the galleys and I think at least one of these titles will end up with a Jack Covert Selects reviews.


Book Review: Emotional Design

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 26, 2004, at 6:57 PM in News & Opinion

Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman, Perseus Books, 257 pages, Hardcover, January 2004, ISBN 0465051359. If youve ever labored to bring something to market, youve probably been party to this daisy chain of blame: designers and engineers fight vicious battles over form vs.


Kottke reviews Surowiecki

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 21, 2004, at 1:20 PM in News & Opinion

Jason Kottke reviews James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds. Surowiecki visited our site back in May and wrote the following entries: Guest Appearance Think Different Solidarity vs.


Dear Readers's Book of The Week

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 19, 2004, at 12:56 PM in News & Opinion

Dear Reader's Business Book Club is doing Ideas Are Free by Alan G. Robinson & Dean M. Schroeder.


Brand Autopsy's Worthy and -less Reviews

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 1, 2004, at 5:08 PM in News & Opinion

Today, our friend John at Brand Autopsy posted Worthy Reads and Worthless Reads II. His books include: Its Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden How to Make Big Money in your Small Business by Jeffrey J.


Switzerland and Innovation

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 27, 2004, at 1:35 PM in News & Opinion

Joel Kurtzman (former HBR editor and editor of MBA in a Box) writes a piece for European Business Forum. He says you need to be messy to innovate and that places like Switzerland and Japan are a little too organized. This goes well with a post from Evelyn at Crossroads Dispatches.


World Business Forum

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2004, at 5:00 PM in News & Opinion

I got a direct mail piece yesterday for the World Business Forum - Chicago 2004. The event runs two days (November 17-18) and has ten outstanding speakers. I have listed the speakers below.


BOOK REVIEW: The Knowing-Doing Gap

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 17, 2004, at 3:00 PM in News & Opinion

Book: The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action Authors: Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert I. Sutton Reviewer: Diego Rodriguez from the metacool blog As businesspeople, weve all experienced it. You know the right course of action to take, but just cant get things to gel into reality.


Links on 5/11/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 11, 2004, at 12:13 PM in News & Opinion

A VC lists the three C's you need to read if you are in IT: Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages by Carlotta Perez Does IT Matter? : Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage by Nicholas Carr The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen Jason Womack finds and likes "The Magic In Asking The Right Questions" by Bill Mayer (out of print).