TOP 10 BUSINESS BOOKS THAT INFLUENCED ME
I am a four-time author including A Company of Owners which has been called “Best book I have read since Good to Great” and I am also a voracious leader. Readers are leaders. Here is a list of a few business books that have influenced my thinking.
THE ART OF WAR – Sun Tzu
Sage tactical and strategic advice from a General who lived thousands of years ago.
EVERYTHING BY TOM PETERS
Tom Peters has been a huge influence on me particularly in the areas of innovation and giving me permission to not make boring business books.
EVERYTHING BY SETH GODIN
Echo what I said about Tom Peters. Seth Godin is one of the most significant thinkers of our time.
MADE TO STICK – Chip and Dan Heath
Important messages and ideas are lost in business everyday because they are not conveyed in a “sticky” manner. The Heath’s tell you how to make sure your message is heard.
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE – Dale Carnegie
I have recommended this book to so many people at companies and in the C-Suite because they needed a serious upgrade in their people skills.
BLINK – Malcolm Gladwell
This book made me aware of the biases we all have without even knowing they are there. Currently reading Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Which may surpass Blink.
EVERYTHING BY DANIEL PINK
Drive and A Whole New Mind in particular but all of his writing is pithy, based on research, and impactful.
THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF SELLING – Jeffrey Gitomer
Inspired me to write visually appealing books. The chapter title “Kick your own A**” made me walk out of the bookstore with this gem in my hand.
WHAT WOULD GOOGLE DO? Jeff Jarvis
Early influencer in my world regarding all the changes that were coming in business because of the internet. Main take away? Don’t go to war with your customers.