The first book is catch my attention this year is How to Feed Friends and Influence People. The book is written by Milton Parker, the owner of the Carnegie Deli, and Allyn Freeman. First, I thought the title was pretty clever.
It is another big day in the presidential primaries with Hillary and Barack battling it out in four states today. In our own election to find the best--the best business book that is---we are over 1650 votes cast. The top five choices right now are: The Goal The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Good To Great The Effective Executive How To Win Friends and Influence People If for some crazy reason you have not voted for your favorites, click through to our Reader's Poll and make your voice heard.
Ira Glass adds a spin on a classic business read -- Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People.
1930-49 1931 James Mooney and Alan Reiley: Onward Industry 1933 Elton Mayo: The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization 1937 Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends and Influence People 1938 Chester Barnard: The Functions of the Executive 1941 Mary Parker Follett: Dynamic Administration 1947 Max Weber: Theory of Social and Economic Organization This is from Financial Times Handbook of Management 3rd Edition.
Improving your life, your person and your strengths.
Brian Solis tells us what question in business he's most interested in answering, and what business books have inspired him so far on his journey.
Mixing business and fiction invariably involves a trade-off. Most fables by business authors make up in insights what they lack in literary style. And most works of popular fiction sacrifice business verisimilitude for the sake of art.
Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends by Tim Sanders, Crown Business, 200 Pages, $21. 00 Hardcover, January 2002, ISBN 060960922X When I received this galley about six months ago, I was wary of the book because of the hip cover, zippy title, brief length, and its all-about-success-but-not-failure premise. Every time I cracked the cover, I found myself questioning Sanders premise.
Al Pittampalli's new book argues that a genuine willingness for leaders to change their own minds it the ultimate competitive advantage.
Heather Green has written a wonderful review of Jeff Howe's Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business for the September 29 issue of BusinessWeek. After observing that "Books about the crowd are becoming a crowd unto themselves," Green writes: What sets Howe's book apart is his focus on business, an examination of different crowdsourcing models, and a deep dive into academic research to explain why people work together. It's a welcome and well-written corporate playbook for confusing times.
Jurgen Appelo at Noop. nl has created and algorithm that takes the number of Amazon reviews, average Amazon ranking, and number of hits on Google to create the Top 100 Best Books for Managers, Leaders & Humans. In talking about some of the analysis Appelo says: The book with the largest number of Amazon reviews is Freakonomics (#53, by Steven D.
A few weeks ago, Fred Wilson from avc. com kicked up interest in books that entreprenuers should read. Fred, in particular, made the point that "there is way more insight to be gained from stories than from business books.
Our personal book-pushing habits run the gamut from fantasy to children’s books to memoir and beyond.
Another Labor Day has passed, but your labor never ends. . .
If you know who Jeff Hayzlett is, it is probably from his appearances on television or his Twitter footprint. But the chief marketing officer of Kodak is now venturing into the wonderful world of analog with his new book, The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing? , being released by Business Plus in May.
Channel Insider recently posted a slide show of 21 Must Read Books for Business Success. It was compiled by asking "successful solution providers what books have both inspired them and shaped their approach to making their businesses a success. " You can get detailed descriptions of the books by viewing the slide show, but the list itself, with links, below.
SalesHQ has posted a list of their 20 Must-Read Sales Books. Like any good list, there is tried and true as well as some less-knowns. Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer  The Game by Neil Strauss Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cold Calling by Keith Rosen Sales 2.
In last week's Wall Street Journal special section on trends, WSJ went to forecasting guru Faith Popcorn to ask her what people should be reading to keep ahead of the trends [sub. needed]. I saw a partial list over on Tom Peters blog, but you will find the whole list here: The Future of Success by Robert Reich The Pursuit of Wow!
Inc. Magazine is celebrating 30 years of publication this month and as a part of their coverage have put together "The Business Owner's Bookshelf" - 30 books people running small businesses should read. Here is the list in its entirety: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, by Peter Bernstein (1996) The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, by Guy Kawasaki (2004) The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, by Marc Levinson (2006) Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust from Wedgwood to Dell, by Nancy F.
I have quite a list for this post: John Moore at Brand Autopsy says you should read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. This is an older post, but the 43 Folders has best summary I have seen of Getting Things Done by David Allen. A Thought over Coffee pulls out The Art of Powerpointing from The Art of the Start This is another post inspired by Seth's personal MBA.
Jonathan Salem Baskin and Michael Cayley met through the concurrent release of their manifestos in the 50th issue of ChangeThis, and have coauthored the following article on the nature of networks and crisis leadership. Looking for Leadership? Invest in Your Networks by Michael Cayley & Jonathan Salem Baskin Lincoln and Roosevelt are heralded as great American leaders in times of crisis, and their vision and fortitude are recognized as drivers of their historic accomplishments.
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. .
This week BusinessWeek ran a profile of our friend Seth Godin. Godin's ability to synthesize and combine topics helps account for his broad influence. "Some people want a deep dive; they want metrics.
How do you change people's minds? In psychologist Dr. Kevin Dutton's new book Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art & New Science of Changing Minds, he explores that very question.
Over the next few days, we will have a series of guest-posts from Lee Colan, the author of Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees: How to Ignite Passionate Performance for Better Business Results, recently released by McGraw-Hill. To read this post in it's entirety, click the "continue reading" link at the end of the entry. Achieving Passionate PerformanceRegardless of current economic trends, the labor shortage is still alive and well.