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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.


Jack Covert Selects - Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 1, 2000, at 5:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: The Four Disciplines at the Heart of Making Any Organization World Class by Pat Lencioni, Jossey-Bass, 190 Pages, $20. 00 Hardcover, September 2000, ISBN 0787954039 Pat Lencioni, author of the 800-CEO-READ bestseller, The Five Temptations of a CEO, a book I really enjoyed, has written another terrific business fable. I love these concise stories that teach valuable lessons!


Jack Covert Selects - Power Plays

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 5, 2000, at 4:34 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons on Leadership and Management by John O. Whitney & Tina Packer, Simon & Schuster Publisher, 330 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, August 2000, ISBN 0684868873 The July 31st 2000 Industry Standard has a rather scathing article about what the author calls "pop" business books.


Jack Covert Selects - The Informant

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 4, 2000, at 6:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Informant: A True Story by Kurt Eichenbaum, Broadway Books, 520 Pages, Hardcover $26. 00 20% $20. 80, Late August 2000, 0767903269 Kurt Eichenbaum is the author of the best selling Serpent on the Rock, and has now written a true crime book that centers around one of the most misunderstood and mysterious Fortune 500 companies on earth: Archer Danials Midland.


Jack Covert Selects - More Than a Motorcycle

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 3, 2000, at 5:46 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

More Than a Motorcycle: The Leadership Journey at Harley-Davidson by Rich Teerlink and Lee Ozley, Harvard Business School Press, 270 Pages, $24. 95 Hardcover, August 2000, ISBN 0875849504 During the past 18 years, I have sat in on many presentations from some very high-level consultants, such as Tom Peters and Ken Blanchard. During the obligatory Q&A sessions, the following statement is invariably made: "Those ideas sound great, butwe are a union shop," or "butwe have shareholders to think about," or "butwe can't take three years to implement something.


Jack Covert Selects - Managing the Dream

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 2, 2000, at 4:28 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Managing the Dream: Reflections on Leadership and Change by Warren G. Bennis, Perseus Books, 320 Pages, Paperback $16. 00, August 2000, ISBN 0738203327 Warren Bennis has been around for 75 years and is one of the top ten futurists and leadership thinkers of the Twentieth Century.


Jack Covert Selects - Achieving Success Through Social Capital

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 1, 2000, at 5:03 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Achieving Success Through Social Capital: Tapping Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks by Wayne E. Baker, Jossey Bass, 200 Pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, August 2000, ISBN 0787953091 Wayne Baker, the author of the very popular Networking Smart, has written another fascinating book about networking.


Jack Covert Selects - Sandbox Wisdom

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 1, 2000, at 4:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Sandbox Wisdom: Revolutionize Your Brand with the Genius of Childhood by Tom Asacker, Eastside Publishing, 116 Pages, Hardcover $19. 95, March 2000, ISBN 0967752809 I got a copy of this book a couple of months ago, but can't remember who gave it to me. I wish I could remember, though, because this was an absolutely delightful fable, and I would love to tell he/she how much a enjoyed this book.