I am a voracious reader who is making an enormous life switch from fiction to nonfiction which makes up this list. If you haven’t read any of these, check them out. They are great.
If you are a business coaching client or TAB member, these books are available directly from me for loan. If you don’t want to wait, you can link directly to Amazon. Bon Apetit.
Along with the rest of the planet, I like all of his books. I love the way that Malcolm can take long scholarly texts and present their meanings in language that I understand. What did I learn? Getting good at stuff is about practice. practice, practice. It is the same ol’ message with more data. If you were looking for a shortcut, it isn’t here.
One thing I loved: Outsource,baby! This book inspired me to hire assistants and researchers where ever they may be and let them help me create and sell my product better and faster.
One thing I loved: The 10/20 Rule. Ten slides in 20 minutes. If you can’t demo your product in that time…. you lose. I have taken this to heart.
The Great Game of Business – Jack Stack
One thing I loved: Marshall is a poet who’s theme is “Don’t be an Asshole.” He wins my vote.
One thing I loved: This was my life as a distributor in the music business. I could have written this book if only I’d had the insight. Thanks, Chris.
One thing I loved: This actually helped me be a better salesperson. Sure it is about accountability but simply put, it is about listening.
One thing I loved: Contrariness! This is a smack on the head that times have changed and we are all information overloaded. It takes some thought about how to develop expertise? This made me want more than ever to step up my social networking even though I love cold calling and will fight in its favor.
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us – Seth Godin
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die – Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Employing Generation Why – Eric Chester
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable – Patrick Lencioni