Based on extensive research, 'The Ultimate Question' shows how companies can rigorously measure Net Promoter statistics, help managers improve them, and create communities of passionate advocates that stimulate innovation.
STAFF PICKS: Todd's Favorite Business Books of 2008
Posted December 28, 2008, 4:34 PM with category of Leadership & Strategy
I get paid to read business books. Some would consider this a tortured existence, but I can't think of a better job in the world.
The job does have certain requirements.
JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - The Breakthrough Imperative
Posted September 12, 2008, 3:39 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The Breakthrough Imperative: How the Best Managers Get Outstanding Results by Mark Gottfredson and Steve Schaubert, Collins, 367pages, $26. 95, Hardcover, March 2008, ISBN 9780061358142
Bain & Company have produced some of the best books coming out of consulting industry over the last decade. Chris Zook's trilogy--Profit from the Core, Beyond the Core, and Unstoppable--is a treatise on the benefits of strategic focus in any organization.
NEWS & OPINION: Defending the business book genre.
Posted March 19, 2008, 2:18 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
It seems just a bit ironic that the last page in April's Fast Company is a grueling review and warning of the business section of your local bookstore. Especially considering more than a handful of business book authors--including the Heath brothers, Dan Roam, Amy Sutherland*, Tim Ferriss, Robert Scoble, Fred Krupp--contributed to or were mentioned in the issue.
The last page is Elizabeth Spiers' (founding editor of Gawker and Dealbreaker) article "Library of the Living Dead.
NEWS & OPINION: Bzzz...
Posted September 14, 2007, 1:54 PM with category of Marketing & Sales
Last night Jon and I listened to a speech from Malcolm Faulds of BzzAgent -- the company founded by Dave Balter, author of Grapevine. I'm still fascinated by what BzzAgent is doing.
Dave created BzzAgent to harness the power of word-of-mouth.
NEWS & OPINION: 2006 Bestsellers (a little late)
Posted March 27, 2007, 7:33 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Some folks started asking us for the 2006 bestsellers. Some how we forgot to do this right after the New Year, and I know many of you are dying to hear the results.
One note on methodology: We award points to a book's position on our monthly list, as well as the number of months it appears on our lists.