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Posted Feb. 27, 2007 7:07 a.m. by kate
In Books in Books - 800 CEO Read Blog
...seen so much nonsense—unsupported claims by famous gurus and self-described "thought leaders," sweeping assertions based on poor data, and simplistic stories that claim to be rigorous research. Worse, most people—including many very smart managers, consultants, and journalists— can't tell the difference between good and bad research. The Halo Effect is an attempt to raise the level of discussion in the business world, and to sharpen our skills of critical thinking about management.
Forbes' 20 Most Influential Business Books
Posted April 21, 2006 3:52 a.m. by todd-sattersten
In Lists - 800 CEO Read Blog
In the Forbes' article that Tom referred to yesterday, the writer Dan Ackman pointed to a list of business books the magazine put together in 2002. Forbes calls these The 20 Most Influential Business Books. As you look down the panel experts, you'll notice our own Jack Covert was among those called to contribute. Since this was put together before the blog was born, I thought we should get it put up here.
- In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman (1982)
- Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras (1994)
- Reengineering the Corporation by Michael Hammer and Jim Champy (1993)
- Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar (1993)
- Competitive Advantage by Michael Porter (1998)
- The Tipping Point by Malcolm Galdwell (2000)
- Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore (1999)
- The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow (1990)
- The Six Sigma Way by Peter Pande et al (2000)
- Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey(1990)
- Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis (1989)
- The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen (1997)
- Japan Inc. by Shotaro Ishinomori (1988)
- Den of Thieves by James Stewart (1991)
- The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker (2001)
- Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad (1994)
- The Warren Buffet Way by Robert Hagestrom (1991)
- Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch with John Bryne (2001)
- Good to Great by Jim Collins (2001)
- The New New Thing by Michael Lewis (2000)
Innovation in BusinessWeek SmallBiz
Posted April 18, 2006 4:38 a.m. by todd-sattersten
In Innovation - 800 CEO Read Blog
I don't know if your parents are like this, but my mom always sends a bag of stuff home with me whenever I visit. Most of the time, it is magazines she has finished reading (when I was in college, she would fill out all of those offers where you send in three proofs of purchase to get some free t-shirt and put my dorm address as the send-to).
In this week's bag was the Spring 2006 edition of BusinessWeek SmallBiz. The cover story is "ideas that BLOOM". The article profiles Numi Tea, Benjamin Obdyke, and Bravado Designs. It talks about their efforts to be more innovative.
Kathryn From, CEO of Bravado, uses books with her management team to foster innovation. She says in the article: "We recently read Good To Great by Jim Collins and spent half a day talking about how we can use it."
On the same page is an outstanding list of books on innovation (kudos to writer Diane Brady):
- The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley with Jonathan Littman
- The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman
- Orbiting The Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie
- 10 Rules for Strategic Innovators by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
- The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley
- Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Rene Mauborgne
- The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson
- Harvard Business Review on Innovation by Clayton Christensen et al.
Marc Miller/Selling Is Dead Interview
Posted Feb. 6, 2006 9:28 a.m. by todd-sattersten
In Audio - 800 CEO Read Blog
This week, our interview is with Marc Miller, author of Selling Is Dead: Moving Beyond Traditional Sales Roles and Practices To Revitalize Growth. Miller's work is based around the large sale, which is any sale that requires the customer time and consideration before a purchase is made.
This podcast went a little long, but there is alot of good stuff so you are getting the whole thing. Marc and I talk through some of the myth of selling like how you must always be closing and how you must always be cold calling. We also talk about alot of books. You'll see the list below.
mp3, 58:49, 40.4MB
Books that Marc mentions:
- The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
- Three Billion Capitalists by Clyde Prestowitz
- The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen
- Crossing the Chasm by Geoffery Moore
- Moneyball by Michael Lewis
- Spin Selling by Neil Rackham
- Good To Great by Jim Collins
Good To Great - Not That Great?
Posted Feb. 2006 2:21 a.m. by todd-sattersten
In Strategy - 800 CEO Read Blog