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Jack Covert is the founder and former president of 800-CEO-READ. His Jack Covert Selects column grew out of a “new releases” column he ran in the local paper’s business pages, and blossomed into a monthly review series that ran in business journals and newspapers across the country. As the company grew, other members of the management and marketing team began writing reviews for the series, but Jack continued to contribute his own voice until his retirement in 2014. We kept the series—now weekly—alive under his name for another year, and transformed it into our current Editor’s Choice series at the beginning of 2016.




Wiredcreate

Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

By Sally Haldorson, published January 14, 2016, at 8:00 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire's new book coincided serendipitously with the death of David Bowie.

Itsnotwhatyousay

It’s Not What You Say: How You Sell Your Message When It Matters Most

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 23, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Pitch coach Michael Parker teaches how to sell our message, and ourselves, most effectively.

Presence

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 17, 2015, at 12:30 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Amy Cuddy tells us how to use the power of presence to overcome our daily struggles and show up authentically ourselves.

Drivendelight

Driven to Delight: Delivering World-Class Customer Experience the Mercedes-Benz Way

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 10, 2015, at 12:30 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

Joseph Michelli explores how Mercedes-Benz went from being a company that delivered great cars to people to one that delivers great customer experiences, as well.

We commerce

We-Commerce : How to Create, Collaborate, and Succeed in the Sharing Economy

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 3, 2015, at 12:15 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales

Billee Howard dispels some of the doom and gloom of recent books on technology and its effects we've covered here lately.

Givingwayhappiness

The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 25, 2015, at 12:30 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

Jennifer Santi has a book on the power of giving and finding happiness in it that is perfect for the season.

Blackboxthinking

Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes—But Some Do

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 19, 2015, at 1:23 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

In his new book, Matthew Syed explains how mistakes and failures can be used to drive progress and innovation.

Greatsurge

The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 12, 2015, at 12:45 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Steven Radelet gives us a history of the the modern world that will lift the doom and gloom set upon us by the popular narrative in the news media.

Whyshouldanhyoneworkhere

Why Should Anyone Work Here: What It Takes to Create an Authentic Organization

By Dylan Schleicher, published November 5, 2015, at 11:20 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Management & Workplace Culture

Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones talk about how the "old paradigm has flipped" with regards to organizations and employment, and authenticity is an organizational advantage all should tap into.

Gettingbeyondbetter

Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 29, 2015, at 12:16 PM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Roger L. Martin & Sally R. Osberg define and document the growing field of social entrepreneurship.

Americasbank

America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 22, 2015, at 1:20 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Roger Lowenstein has written a brilliant book on the founding of the Federal Reserve that informs and echoes the issues and arguments of today.

Littlerice

Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 15, 2015, at 12:45 PM – Filed under: Biography & Narrative, Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

Clay Shirky dissects the state of globalization and its future by looking at the relationship of people to our smartphones, and the relationship of smartphones to the People's Republic of China.