Narrative & Biography


The Automatic Customer by John Warrillow

By Blyth Meier, published May 6, 2015, at 9:00 AM in Staff Picks

A nuts-and-bolts overview of the subscription business model for those ready to put pen to paper.


Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It

By Michael, published April 30, 2015, at 9:00 AM in Jack Covert Selects

Dorie Clark returns with new wisdom on building your reputation as a thought leader. Find your idea—find your audience.


Do the Kind Thing by Daniel Lubetzky

By Aaron Schleicher, published April 2, 2015, at 9:30 AM in Jack Covert Selects

Daniel Lubetzky's Do the Kind Thing is a great tale of a profitable, mission-driven business, and a great reminder to stick to our foundational values.


The Art of the Start 2.0

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 3, 2015, at 8:30 AM in New Releases

Guy Kawasaki has totally overhauled his iconic book, The Art of the Start, an essential guide for anyone starting anything.

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And the Winners Are...

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 9, 2014, at 9:45 AM in News & Opinion

The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards category winners (and shortlist for the best book of the year) 2014.


The 5-8-40 Business Gift Book Club

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 17, 2014, at 12:00 PM in News & Opinion

Impress your boss or empower your employees with books to help them grow... or just treat that special business someone in your life.


Chinese Rules

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 4, 2014, at 9:32 PM in Excerpts

Tim Clissold's Mr. China is one of the great books on China's rise. He is now back with a new book, Chinese Rules, to update the situation there.

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Martha Stewart and a Midwestern Blacksmith

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 28, 2014, at 7:55 PM in News & Opinion

There are scores of makers in Milwaukee (and in your city) doing fantastic work you can't find at the Box and Everything stores.

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Thinker in Residence - John Hope Bryant on Business and Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 11, 2014, at 4:21 AM in Interviews

"It’s not like we delivered 'the memo' and poor, working class and middle class folks flubbed it and failed the test. We were simply never given the memo. " ~John Hope Bryant

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Thinker in Residence: A Q&A with John Hope Bryant

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 10, 2014, at 2:53 AM in Interviews

"As I looked around me, throughout the course of my life, it just dawned on me that Americans' and America’s real value was hiding in plain sight. " ~John Hope Bryant

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A Covert Departure

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 30, 2014, at 11:09 PM in News & Opinion

Today is officially the last day of Jack Covert's tenure as President of 800-CEO-READ, a company he founded and has led since 1984. If it were up to us as a staff, we would find some grand gesture to mark the occasion. We would release a flock of exquisite birds in his honor, or etch "Thanks, Jack" onto the face of the moon.


Women Authors, Business Women

By Sally Haldorson, published January 23, 2014, at 12:16 AM in Staff Picks

Upon first glance at this post, you may feel compelled to ask: why are you singling out business books written by women authors about women in business, directed (at least to some degree) to a female audience? Well, because the reality is that, according to the U. S.