Posts Tagged ‘business books’
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
There’s so much conflicting advice on how to make money. Number 1 on this list of top 25 business books is In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr. But head to another site and all this advice is debunked. Geoffrey James on Bnet says these ‘excellent” companies mostly went smack down the toilet and instead suggests reading The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams. Do you read Dale Carnegie’s 1937 smash hit How to Win Friends and Influence People or the me generation’s 1989 guide the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Of course, you could just write your own money-making self-help hit and become a rich capitalist guru writer. Do you rely on the wonderful world of the web and have your own blog and earn from the ads? On this list there’s a book with a Homer Simpson-esque inspired title Blog Schmog: The Truth About What Blogs Can (and Can’t) Do For Your Business. The most obscure business title I came across in these lists is A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger Von Oech. Hopefully you’re not advised to whack your competitors on the noggin to get ahead. To avoid all the confusion caused by this advice, on Wednesday 30th June at 6.15pm come to the Book Show’s free event, Reading on Vocation, at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne and find out what books are in the top 10 of Australian business leaders. Book here to find out what our business gurus read to make the wheels of capitalism spin.