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Finding the right book at the right moment can be life changing. Picking up the wrong one is a waste of time and money. To know which it will be, you need to start reading. We help you get started by bringing you excerpts of the latest books so you can find the right one for you.


Dan Ariely on Blogging

By Jack, published May 20, 2010, at 8:06 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In a sidebar from his new book, The Upside of Irrationality, Dan Ariely has a piece called "Blogging for Treats. " "Now think about blogging. The number of blogs out there is astounding, and it seems that almost everyone has a blog or is thinking about starting one.



By 800-CEO-READ, published January 14, 2010, at 5:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Mojo - Some people don't take this stuff seriously, but it's a big deal. It sounds mystical and fluffy, but it isn't. It's real.


An Excerpt from Full of Bull

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 31, 2009, at 3:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

5 Strategies for Investing Properly, Cautiously, and Intelligently in This Bear Market By Stephen T. McClellan This is a perilous period in the stock market; a deceptive bear market that disguises its downward drift. Beware of misleading Wall Street doubletalk, as it tempts investors into this dangerous bear market.


An Excerpt from AdaptAbility

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 23, 2009, at 2:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Build Your Brand M. J. Ryan "Discover your brand by pinpointing your unique service and identity.


An Excerpt from Womenomics

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 14, 2009, at 2:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Guilt Bashers by Claire Shipman & Katty Kay, Guilt is a sneaky emotion. Unlike anger, love, or sorrow, it has an ability to work behind the scenes without your really noticing. This means that you first need to identify that it's actually there—that the undercurrent of emotion behind this flurry of negative, self-blaming thought is guilt.


Leading In Tough Times - An Essay from Bob Seelert

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 23, 2009, at 3:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Leading In Tough Times By Bob Seelert, Author of Start with the Answer: And Other Wisdom for Aspiring Leaders The financial crisis that began in 2008 continues to unfold in unprecedented ways, thereby presenting business leaders with incredible challenges. How does one manage in such a crisis-laden environment? Here are "Ten Things To Do" based on my 40+ years in business.


Excerpt: Strategy and the Fat Smoker

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 2, 2008, at 8:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Strategy and the Fat Smoker is David Maister's latest book (among a history of many books). From a different perspective, he approaches the subject covered in The Knowing-Doing Gap by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton back in 2000. Originally, each chapter was written as a separate article, so you can pick and choose where to start.


Excerpt from Fire Them Up!

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 13, 2007, at 6:47 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Below you'll find an excerpt from the Introduction and Chapter 10 Fire Them Up! 7 Simple Secrets to Inspire Your Colleagues, Customers & Clients by Carmine Gallo. Copyright (c) 2007.


Teach What You Know by Steve Trautman

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 23, 2006, at 8:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Before my career here at 8cr I taught and coached swimming in my spare time for eight years. I tailored my approach to each student according to how they learned. Reading this excerpt from Teach What You Know reminded me of recognizing each student's style and tailoring my approach accordingly.


The Company We Keep by John Abrams

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 16, 2006, at 10:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This excerpt comes from John Abrams', CEO of South Mountain Company, book The Company We Keep (now out in paperback). John talks about the value of employee democracy and getting employees involved. He walks the talk as South Mountain Co.


The Bear Necessities of Business by Maxine Clark

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 9, 2006, at 9:20 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Ever since it's beginning, I have been very intrigued by Build-a-Bear's concept. It was raved about in my marketing classes and it's impossible to miss the kids holding their new carrying case with personalized stuffed animal in the mall. Who would have guessed that breaking down a process to it's very materials could be so profitable?


The Little Blue Book of Advertising: 52 Small Ideas That Can Make A Big Difference, by Steve Lance and Jeff Woll

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 2, 2006, at 7:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Should copy be long or short? I mean, does anyone actually read long copy anymore? Steve Lance and Jeff Woll say they do and here's why.