December 7, 2004
News & Opinion: Worthwhile Business Books
By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:04 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Personal Development & Human Behavior
I picked up a copy of the new Worthwhile magazine. Multiple bloggers (Curt and Halley) associated with the magazine report that sales are very good on the permiere issue . My personal effort to get a copy required calls to three bookstores in the Milwaukee area. There are a number of business book references I wanted to point out.
- In her opening letter from the editors, Anita Sharpe says some of the best advice she ever got was from Not Fade Away by Peter Barton with Laurence Shames. One of the quotes is "If you work for fun, money will come. If you set out to work for money alone, enjoyment is not likely a part of the equation."
- Anita lists her favorite business book as The Republic of Tea by Mel Ziegler, Bill Rosenzweig, and Patricia Ziegler [out of print]
- There is an article based on the book Saving the Corporate Soul (& Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own by David Batstone.
- Halley Suitt interviews three well-known bloggers:
- Dan Gillmor's closest biz book recommendation is his desire to read Chernow's Alexander Hamilton
- Brad Feld tells folks to read The MouseDriver Chronicles: True Life Adventures of Two First-Time Entreprenuers by John Lusk and Kyle Harrison. He also says to read Flow by Csikszentmihalyi ("the original philosophy of optimal experience").
- John Porcaro lists all sorts of biz books - Re-Imagine, 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, Love is the Killer App, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Execution, Follow This Path, and Primal Leadership.
- There is a one pager with Tom Peters and an excerpt from Project04: Snapshots of Excellence in Unstable Times (see Brand Autopsy's post on P04).
- Finally, they run an excerpt from Business Evolves, Leadership Endures by Andrea Redmond, Charles Tribbett III, and Bruce Kasanoff