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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.




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Jack Covert Selects - F.I.R.E.

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2014, at 4:47 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

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Jack Covert Selects - The Road to Reinvention

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2014, at 4:43 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation by Josh Linkner, Jossey-Bass, 256 pages, $27. 99, Hardcover, May 2014, ISBN 9780470923436 You don’t have a choice on whether or not your industry will be disrupted (hint: it will be. ) But you do have a choice on whether or not you’re going to be one of the disrupters.

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Jack Covert Selects - Power Cues

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2014, at 4:40 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact by Nick Morgan, Harvard Business School Press, 272 pages, $25. 00, Hardcover, May 2014, ISBN 9781422193501 Nick Morgan has been teaching nonverbal communication and stage presence for more than two decades. In fact, before we went out on the road to give speeches around our book, The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, it was to Morgan that my coauthor Todd Sattersten and I turned for guidance.

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Jack Covert Selects - The Soft Edge

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 11, 2014, at 1:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success by Rich Karlgaard, Jossey-Bass, $28. 00, Hardcover, April 2014, ISBN 9781118829424 When you see a book has a foreword written by Tom Peters, and an afterword penned by Clayton Christensen, you pay attention. When the author of that same book is the publisher of Forbes, you get your wallet out.

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Jack Covert Selects - A Bigger Prize

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 11, 2014, at 1:41 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A Bigger Prize: How We Can Do Better Than the Competition by Margaret Heffernan, Public Affairs, $27. 99, Hardcover, 391 pages, 9781610392914 In everything from sports to business, from educational achievement to ideas, our society encourages vigorous competition. In her new book, A Bigger Prize, Margaret Heffernen warns that there are some significant detriments that come with “our outsize veneration of competition.

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Jack Covert Selects - Things a Little Bird Told Me

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 11, 2014, at 1:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind by Biz Stone, Grand Central Publishing, 240 pages, $26. 00, Hardcover, April 2014, ISBN 9781455528714 Twitter is an interesting company. For years I’ve wondered, “how does it make money?

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Jack Covert Selects - The Hard Thing About Hard Things

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 14, 2014, at 2:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz, HarperBusiness, 304 pages, $29. 99, Hardcover, March 2014, ISBN 9780062273208 Imagine you were going to bake something. You had never baked it before but from what you heard of the dish, it sounded delicious.

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Jack Covert Selects - Flex

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 14, 2014, at 2:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences by Jane Hyun and Audrey S. Lee, HarperBusiness, 336 pages, $27. 99, Hardcover, March 2014, ISBN 9780062248527 The differences in our office are likely not as obvious as those in a more diverse company, but if you look closely the differences are there.

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Jack Covert Selects - Money

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 14, 2014, at 2:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Money: The Unauthorized Biography by Felix Martin, Alfred A. Knopf, 320 pages, $27. 95, Hardcover, March 2014, ISBN 9780307962430 Money, as we are told in classical economics, evolved from a system of barter known in the simpler societies of our ancestors.

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Jack Covert Selects - Scaling Up Excellence

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 14, 2014, at 5:31 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao, Crown Business, 346 pages, $26. 00, Hardcover, February 2014, ISBN 9780385347020 Sometimes a book lands on my desk like a meteorite falling from the sky, as though it is announcing its presence with fire and debris.

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Jack Covert Selects - Moment of Clarity

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 14, 2014, at 5:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Moment of Clarity: Using the Human Sciences to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems by Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen, Harvard Business Review Press, 214 pages, $28. 00, Hardcover, February 2014, ISBN 9781422191903 Consider a time you were buying a gift for someone, and had to decide between two items.

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Jack Covert Selects - Mindwise

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 14, 2014, at 5:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley, Alfred A. Knopf, 242 pages, $26. 95, Hardcover, February 2014, ISBN 9780307595911 For most of us, social creatures that we are, our lives are nonstop sequences of human interactions.