Viva EVA\nThe EVA Challenge: Implementing Value-Added Change in an Organization\nBy Joel M. Stern and John S. Shiely\nJohn Wiley & Sons, 2001, $29.95\nEconomic value added (EVA) is not a new concept, nor is it short on big-name adopters (among them The Coca-Cola Co., Siemens and the U.S. Postal Service). What has been lacking is a how-to guide for chief executives who want to customize and implement an EVA program in their own organization. As a discipline, EVA not only helps companies measure financial performance in a way that\u2019s more accurate and relevant to shareholders than, say, earnings per share (EPS), it also changes corporate priorities. This book is a readable discussion of the three systems?measurement, incentives and financial management?essential to any EVA program. It provides an implementation road map, discusses potential pitfalls, answers common questions and gives recipes for success with the real-world examples. The authors occasionally bog down in excessive explanations of basic business concepts. And they tend to describe EVA as a methodological nirvana. Yet most of their discussion is concise, relevant and practical. If you think EVA may be on the horizon for your organization, make sure you read this book.?Katherine NoyesAnd....\nThe Passion Plan at Work: Building a Passion-Driven Organization\nBy Richard Y. Chang\nJossey-Bass, 2001, $24.95\nYes, yes, all companies should be steered by a big purpose. Let the heart prevail; Ben & Jerry\u2019s?that\u2019s the goal. Although my inner cynic demurs, there might still be hope. Slip a copy of this book into your CEO\u2019s briefcase. And retitle it Making Big Changes in Small Minds at the Top. ?Janice BrandCIO Best-Seller List5. The HR Scorecardby Brian E. Becker, Mark A. Huselid and Dave UlrichHarvard Business School Press, 2001 4. Creative Destructionby Richard Foster and Sarah KaplanDoubleday, 20013.Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. CliftonThe Free Press, 20012.First, Break All the Rulesby Marcus Buckingham and Curt CoffmanSimon & Schuster, 19991.Who Moved My Cheese?by Spencer JohnsonThe Putnam Publishing Group, 1998Source: April 2001 data, compiled by Amazon.com, SeattleWhat They\u2019re ReadingJim Woolen, executive director and CTO, Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese? (The Putnam Publishing Group, 1998) "While this is not a new book, its parables about change were timely reading [for me because] my organization is undergoing dramatic change. CIOs must be change agents, not merely custodians of the infrastructure." Chris Anne Wheeler, executive partner, ActivMedia Research, Peterborough, N.H. "In today\u2019s volatile business environment, Who Moved My Cheese? helps keep you focused on the ultimate prize. I often think about the reminders it gave me."Editor\u2019s note: While professional reviewers have been less than approving, it\u2019s clear that readers find a lot to like in Who Moved My Cheese? In the three years since its publication, it has sold more than 4 million hardcover copies and has come out in paperback, audiocassette, CD-ROM, and foreign-language, large print and Braille editions. And it has inspired at least two parodies.