I like reading books that most others overlook. But that doesn’t mean I’m good at finding these nuggets of gold. Periodically, I get lucky. And that happened recently when I was doing some unique sorts on America’s (or your country’s) store for books.[Read more…] about 3 Great Obscure Business Books
I recently listened to a conversation that both sickened and disappointed me. The second-in-command of a company told her boss she got the list of all customers from a nearby competitor. She was smiling as she waved around the report. The CEO wanted to read it. Why was I in this meeting?[Read more…] about What is Integrity?
Strategy could possibly be the most over-used word in business. We attend off-site meetings called strategic planning retreats moderated by $5000-day consultants. CEOs buy books on strategy in the thousands each year. Yet, do you have a definition of strategy in a business context?[Read more…] about The Pillars of Strategy
I started writing answers on Quora to improve my writing skills. Some 2,300 answers later along with 4.3 million content views, my favorite part of Quora is getting to meet other people I admire and respect which has happened by phone and email.[Read more…] about A Chat With the Author, George Anders
When you finish a book, are you trying to figure out what you’ll read next? Sometimes, that’s the case for me. Would you like an idea to help end that dilemma? Create a list of 5-10 books you’ll read next which will save your brain calories from anxiety.[Read more…] about What’s On your 2020 Reading List?
Each year, Goodreads reveals its top book across several categories including fiction, mystery & thriller, historical fiction, nonfiction, history & biography, and memoir & autobiography. How about business? No listings. You’d have to roll back to 2014 to find that list.[Read more…] about 2014 – A Big Year in Business Books
I mostly read non-fiction. If it’s a non-business related, I gauge a book on its quality and value based on whether I recommend it to family and friends. That was the case for Tara Westover’s, Educated, a Memoir. A beautiful, but a painful story about a young woman on multiple journeys.[Read more…] about Educated Was One of My Favorite Reads in 2019
Think about the first business book you ever read. How did you stumble upon that title? I was doing audit work at a small TV station in Cape Girardeau, Missouri when my assistant recommended, Barbarians at the Gate. I loved it. The next book I read was also a referral by one of my bosses.[Read more…] about Developing a Reading List
I’m a slow reader. I took an Evelyn Wood speed reading course more than 25 years ago. I learned a few techniques to read more efficiently, but I’m still a slow reader. Still, I can plow through a book about weekly. But there are a few books that take me a year to read.[Read more…] about Books That Take Me a Year to Read
I’m guessing there are thousands of posts on how to read faster. If you are old enough, remember those Evelyn Wood speed reading courses? I took one back in the 1990s, but I’m not so sure my reading speed increased significantly. Does that mean we’re all doomed to being slow readers? Not necessarily as there is hope for you.[Read more…] about Help, I’m a Slow Reader