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January 11, 2006

News & Opinion: Blogging on Business Books

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:24 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

There has been a lot of talk on the business book scene that I thought I should direct you to.

Robert Scoble thinks most business books suck. Obviously, I am a little partial to the subject, but I think walking into a bookstore and deciding what you are going to read based on what is on the shelves is a bit like walking into a grocery store and deciding what to eat based on what is on their shelves. Neither is going to give you a very good diet. Sure there are good things, but you need to know what you are looking for. (Robert has a book coming out at the end of the month - Naked Conversations: How Blogs Are Changing the Way Businesses Talk With Customers.)

Guy Kawasaki is blogging. This is the man who wrote Rules for Revolutionaries and Art of the Start. He is writing some great stuff on VCs and entrepreneurship.

Tom Peters thinks the best book of 2005 is Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Now, the book is published in 2002, but he thinks it is still the only book on how to systematically get things done. Tom has been doing alot of reading and writing over the last six weeks. Here are some of the other books he has suggested: