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Posted Dec. 31, 2011 5:10 a.m. by dylan
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2011 was the second year that Inc. magazine partnered with us to spread the word on what books are leaving our warehouse in great numbers every month, heading out to businesspeople and their organizations to solve problems, promote change and inspire leadership. We've now compiled the Inc./800-CEO-READ Business Book Bestseller numbers for the entire year, giving weight to both total sales numbers and how long each book stayed on the list (and at what number). And, for the second straight year, Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath has topped the list. Here are the rest of
the bestsellers of 2011.
- Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath, Gallup Press
- What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter, Hyperion Books
- From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jossey-Bass
- Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William C. Taylor, William Morrow & Company
- The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk, HarperBusiness
- What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential by Robert Steven Kaplan, Harvard Business School Press
- How to Market to People Not Like You: "Know It or Blow It" Rules for Reaching Diverse Customers by Kelly McDonald, John Wiley & Sons
- Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann, Portfolio
- Make It in America: The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy by Andrew Liveris, John Wiley & Sons
- Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Plata Publishing
- Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us about Innovation by Frans Johansson, Harvard Business School Press
- The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social by Jay Baer & Amber Naslund, John Wiley & Sons
- Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—And How It Will Change Our Lives by Miguel Nicolelis, Times Books
- From the Jungle to the Boardroom by Mike Monahan, Beacon Publishing
- Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Business Plus
- Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage by Scott Keller & Colin Price, John Wiley & Sons
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath, Broadway Business
- Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence by Tim Sanders, Tyndale House Publishers
- Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It by Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter, Hyperion Books
- Relationship Economics: Transform Your Most Valuable Business Contacts Into Personal and Professional Success (Revised, Updated) by David Nour, John Wiley & Sons
- It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by D. Michael Abrashoff, Warner Books
- The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin, The Penguin Press
- Look at More: A Proven Approach to Innovation, Growth, and Change by Andy Stefanovich, Jossey-Bass
- Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life by Stefan Swanepoel, John Wiley & Sons
- The Only Three Questions That Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don't by Kenneth L Fisher with Jennifer Chou & Lara Hoffmans, John Wiley & Sons
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Posted Nov. 21, 2011 2:41 p.m. by dylan
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Congratulations are in order for friend of the company Marshall Goldsmith, one of the really good guys in this business, on winning the 2011 Thinkers50 Leadership Award as the World’s Most-Influential Leadership Thinker.
Business Book Readers will know Marshall from his excellent and highly influential books, most recently What Got You Here Won't Get You There and MOJO. Friends and followers of the company might remember him from the LeaveSmarter event we held with him here in Milwaukee last year (you can find a video excerpt from that event at the end of this post).
And there are other categories and awards in the Thinkers50 as well, including the Thinkers50 Book Award, which Pankaj Ghemawat won for his new book World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It, in which he rejects "flat world" view of the global economy and offer a more nuanced, semi-globalized view.
Other Think50 2011 category winners include:
- Blue Ocean Strategy coauthors W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne in Strategy
- Vijay Govindarajan, author of Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators and The Other Side of Innovation, took the Breakthrough Idea Award
- Lucy P Marcus took home the Future Thinker Award
- Nirmalya Kumar, author of India Inside, won the Global Village Award
For a complete list of this year's Thinkers50 and where they all rank, a lot of great video with those who made the list and everyone who made the shortlist for the awards, head on over to Thinkers50.com.
Marshall Goldsmith at G5
Posted Sept. 27, 2011 6:30 a.m. by jon
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Our 2010 Retrospective
Posted Dec. 30, 2010 10:15 a.m. by sally-haldorson
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2010 was, for 800-CEO-READ, a year of stability, growth and redesign. Not everyone nor every company is so lucky as to say the same about the past year, but after the chaos, both internally and externally, of 2008-09, we count ourselves lucky that we close the year in a celebratory mood.
Some highlights and happenings from 2010:
January: We celebrated the winners of the annual 800-CEO-READ business book awards and other industry folks at a party in NYC. The first issue of the second-coming of The Keen Thinker newsletter is released.
February: After a printer error, our annual review of business books, In the Books, finally became available. We resurrected inBubbleWrap, our free book giveaway site, from a long slumber. The sixth PechaKucha event held in Milwaukee was outstanding and overstuffed. We began our move into our new space after years of being cramped in a small but charming warehouse space.
March: Jack received a request to supply copies of books chosen for The 100 Best Business Books of All Time for a military base library in Afghanistan and through the generosity of authors and publishers, we were able to supply 5 libraries worth of books by September. Marshall Goldsmith brought his MOJO to Milwaukee for our LeaveSmarter series.
April: Shawn and Nancy said goodbye to Mack (who many of us remember puppy-sitting here at the office when he was just a little lab) after 11 years of friendship, and Dylan dedicated this Juniper Tar song (Aaron's band that toured a lot this year) to them on our blog.
May: We began our partnership with Inc.com in creating a business book bestseller list. Dylan installed a quote on our office wall, a quote that links us to, and reaffirms, our company’s culture and past. We presented Pecha Kucha #7. Adam Hartung talked at the 800ceoread LeaveSmarter series.
June: We launched our first digital book over at ChangeThis.com, Tough Love by John Moore, a business-inspired screenplay. 800-CEO-READ’s ChangeThis was one of the co-sponsors for the Seth Godin-inspired Linchpin Meetup event in Milwaukee.
July: We celebrated the 1 year anniversary of our Big Brain Business Club. Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten’s book, The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, And How They Can Help You became available as an audio book through Audible.com.
August: The business book world lit up when author Seth Godin announced recently that he would no longer be publishing through a “traditional way.” We held Milwaukee’s 8th PechaKucha Night. Jon went country.
September: We were thrilled to have Jonathan L. S. Byrnes, author of Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink, in Milwaukee to speak at our latest LeaveSmarter event.
October: Zach and Kristen welcomed Virginia into the world and we welcomed her into the 800-CEO-READ family. Jack is featured on Cave Henricks Communications' new blog feature: Five Quick Questions with Publishing's Top Leaders. The company sponsored the David Byrne film, Ride, Rise, Roar, at the Milwaukee Film Festival and then went on a field trip to see it. We held the 9th Milwaukee Pecha Kucha night. Roy grew up bought a condo.
December: We held our annual Business Author Pow Wow event here in Milwaukee (and had our first party in our new offices!) The category winners of our annual 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards were announced. We released the our 2010 best seller list.
Our 2011 Resolution
When I wrote a company-wide email asking for help on compiling the best or most notable moments of 2010, here is a sample of the responses I received. (Keep in mind that our company motto is: We tease because we love.)
Aaron: We didn't fire anyone!!
Jack: Not yet, there are a couple days left.
Jon: Zach had a baby.
Sally: That should be the name of a sitcom.
Roy: Jack stopped hitting me this year... Oh, wait, nevermind...
Meg: Jon scored 244 at Wii bowling today. Does that count?
Aaron: That counts to get him FIRED!!
Jon: Aaron, you're fired. Again.
Sally: You people are useless.
Carol: I love this company!
The reason I inserted that banter above is to give you a brief (hopefully humorous) taste of what it's like to work here. Relationships are important to us and we are much like a family with our own shorthand, our inside jokes, our combined history. It's what makes this place work.
We also put a premium on getting to know our customers and our contacts, our co-conspirators in this world of business books. If we had to pick one event out of 2010 as emblematic of 800-CEO-READ, it would be the Author Pow Wow, where we got a chance to meet so many of you and share what and who we know with you.
Our resolution for 2011 is to focus even more intently on getting to know you. All of you. Our customers (whether you are author, publisher or book buyer) are our company.
The Bestsellers of 2010
Posted Dec. 30, 2010 8:57 a.m. by dylan
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This year saw a big development in our monthly bestseller lists, as Inc. magazine decided to partner with us to spread the word about what books businesspeople are purchasing for themselves and their teams. Thus was born the Inc./800-CEO-READ Business Book Bestseller List.
We've recently compiled the numbers for the entire year, giving weight to both total sales numbers and how long each book stayed on the list (and at what number), and we are now pleased to present
the bestsellers of 2010.
- Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath; Gallup Press
- The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg, John David Mann ; Portfolio
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard By Chip Heath, Dan Heath, Broadway
- Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World by John Hope Bryant; Jossey-Bass
- Return of the Gold: The Journey of Jerry Colangelo and the Redeem Team by Dan Bickley; Morgan James Publishing
- Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth By Inder Sidhu , FT Press
- Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money by Robert T Kiyosaki; Business Plus
- Accelerating Out of the Great Recession: How to Win in a Slow-Growth Economy by David Rhodes, Daniel Stelter; McGraw-Hill
- Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin; Portfolio
- What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter; Hyperion
- How Companies Win: Profiting from Demand-Driven Business Models No Matter What Business You're In by Rick Kash, David Calhoun ; HarperBusiness
- Keep Swinging: An Entrepreneur's Story of Overcoming Adversity & Achieving Small Business Success by Jay Myers, Darren Dahl; Morgan James Publishing
- Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone Is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone by Mitch Joel, Business Plus
- Rich Dad's Prophecy: Why the Biggest Stock Market Crash in History Is Still Coming... and How You Can Prepare Yourself and Profit from It! by Robert T Kiyosaki, Sharon L Lechter; Business Plus
- Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It by Marshall Goldsmith; Hyperion
- The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace by Lynn Lancaster, David Stillman; HarperBusiness
- Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down by Vineet Nayar, Harvard Business Press
- The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures by Frans Johansson; Harvard Business Press
- Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd by Youngme Moon; Crown
- Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business by Josh Bernoff, Ted Schadler; Harvard Business Press
- The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? by Ian Bremmer; Portfolio
- Spend Shift: How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution Is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live By John Gerzema, Michael D'Antonio; Jossey-Bass
- Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuck; Harper Studio
- The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing? by Jeffrey W Hayzlett, Jim Eber; Business Plus
- Inside Every Woman: Using the 10 Strengths You Didn't Know You Had to Get the Career and Life You Want Now by Vickie Milazzo; John Wiley & Sons
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