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November 20, 2008

News & Opinion: The CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers Picks 10

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Michael Hyatt, President & CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, has updated his ten favorite business books. They are:
  • Focus: The Future Of Your Company Depends On It by Al Ries, HarperBusiness
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, Penguin Books
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins, HarperCollins
  • Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends by Tim Sanders, Three Rivers Press
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham, Free Press
  • Slide:Ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte, O'Reilly
  • Stress for Success by James E. Loehr & Mark McCormack, Three Rivers Press
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber, HarperCollins
  • Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin, Portfolio
  • You Are the Message: Getting What You Want by Being Who You Are by Roger Aisles, Doubleday
  • Focus, Love Is the Killer App, Now Discover Your Strengths, Slide: Ology and Tribes are new to the list. The five books bumped from his previous list, put out in January of last year, are:
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, Free Press
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Random House
  • Jesus CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership by Laurie Beth Jones, Hyperion
  • Secrets of Power Negotiating: Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator by Roger Dawson, Career Press
  • The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni, Jossey-Bass

  • About Dylan Schleicher


    Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.