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.
10 Ways to Develop a Reading List
I think it’s fair to say that book suggestions from peers and colleagues are our number one source for book recommendations. Is that true in your case?
That got me to thinking about other ways we come up with book ideas. Here’s my list of 10 ways we develop our reading list:
- Friends and peers
- Suggestions from Amazon and Audible
- Other authors
- Forums of membership sites
- Titles mentioned by speakers at events
- Footnotes of books I read
- Oprah’s book suggestions along with other influencers
- My kids who got their reading appetite from their mother and me
- The website of Bill Gates
A Bonus Selection
At the risk of appearing self-serving, don’t forget that CFO Bookmarks is the number 1 weekly newsletter for financial leaders. Each week, no fewer than two books are listed in the newsletter.
Did I miss an idea for building out a solid reading list?