It’s that time of year once more when our thoughts to turn to presents.
Usually people look to buy the latest business book that sounds interesting.
I’ve just emailed a client a list of books that any business would benefit from reading.
So with that in mind I’d like to share the list with you, and add just a couple more that I didn’t send. I didn’t send them all so as not to give him business book indigestion.
|The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Business Don’t Work and What to Do about It||Michael E Gerber|
|Getting Things Done||David Allen|
|The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People||Stephen R Covey|
|Business Stripped Bare||Richard Branson|
|Guerrilla Marketing||Jay Conrad Levinson|
|The Essential Drucker||Peter Drucker|
|Jack: Straight from the Gut||Jack Welch, John A. Byrne|
|Think and Grow Rich||Napoleon Hill|
|“The Art of War”||Sun Tzu (available on the Internet)|
|Out of the Crisis||W. Edwards Deming|
|How to Win Friends & Influence People||Dale Carnegie|
|The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization||Peter Senge|
|The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference||Malcolm Gladwell|
There’s no doubt that reading these books changes your perspective, even if you’ve been in business for decades.
Several people I know re-read Napoleon Hill’s classic many times.
There are several obvious people missing from this list. People like Jay Abraham, Brian Tracy and Tony Robbins.
Missing also are business biographies, where you can learn a lot and business “novels” like “Soul of A New Machine.”
Yet despite these omissions the listed books moved me to take notes, always a good sign. And I’ve implemented ideas from many of them to the betterment of myself and my clients.