Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen iconic retail brands go under or shut their doors for good including names like Blockbuster, Borders, Toys R Us, The Limited, Pier 1, and Woolworth. Many other stores are hanging on for dear life. Does that mean we should not read retail-centric books?[Read more…] about The Best Books on the Retail Industry
I listen to about 40 audio books a year. That’s because I do a lot of driving and I walk about an hour nightly on my property. During those times, I’m listening to audio books. There’s a downside to listening to non-fiction books. It’s hard to take notes when you hear something you wish to remember.[Read more…] about Do You Read the Books You Have Listened To?
One of my favorite startup books is The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. But I have a bias – it’s bent toward processes, checklists, and following a clear path no matter how unpredictable. Steve Blank, I admire him too, and I mean a lot. I love his scientific approach to startups in The Startup Owner’s Manual.[Read more…] about The Human Element of Startup Businesses
Every year, I read the top 2-3 new business books that have been published. Beyond that, I still prefer reading obscure books, titles that fly under the radar. Accordingly, here are 20 obscure business titles ranging from management to marketing to small business.[Read more…] about Great But Unknown Business Books
Once upon a time, every business manager and leader in a mid-sized to large company read Charan’s and Bossidy’s classic, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. However, you may have missed a gem that Charan published about a decade later.[Read more…] about Your CEO Wants You to Know These Fundamentals
Can you remember the books you’ve read a decade ago? If so, can you remember some of the key points from those books? I recently revisited my top 5 books that I read 10 years ago. You might recognize some of the titles, and four of the authors are household names. Let’s dive in.[Read more…] about Remembering the Best Books of 2010
Most of us have a morning reading routine. Mine starts with reading the front page of the online WSJ reading articles that interest me. I have about 6 other sites I scan quickly drilling into stories warranting my attention. Then I check my inbox from curated content providers like SmartBrief.[Read more…] about Are You a CFO SmartBriefer?
I recently visited with the most ethical and grounded financial leader I’ve ever known. He was well-versed in the CARES Act and was carefully studying the possibilities of securing PPP funding for his company. There was a glitch.[Read more…] about Does Your Company Really Need PPP Funding?
As a financial leader, I like reading cross-domain content from analysts in other fields. That’s why I like reading content at Quality Digest. While I’ve read most of Donald Wheeler’s articles, I’ve become a fan of Davis Balestracci. He’s readable, informative, and relatable.[Read more…] about Book Suggestions from a Stats Guru
What do you get when you mix a McKinsey alum, a great writer, a creative problem solver, and a person who can take complex abstractions, and boil them into simple frameworks? That’s easy. His name is Joe Newsum and his website is Stratechi.com.[Read more…] about Strategy Frameworks