"A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support."--The Original T. Paine, Rights of Man, 1792
On my hour long round trips to work... I enjoy some listening to books on tape and typically shoot for business related books. The only issue is that some are such terrible reads, like Sun Tsu's The Art of War... absolutely terrible book. So I'm skittish until I hear good reviews.
Here's a few are a few of my favorites. (Keep in mind the average CEO is said to read 10 biz per year )
- One Minute Manager
- 7 Habits of Highly effective people
- The 8th Habit (of highly effective people)
- The Last Lecture ** MUST READ
- The OZ Principle
- First Things First
- The Richest Man in Babylon ** Highly Recommend
- Freakonomics ** Highly Recommend
- 25 Ways in Win with People
- Who move My Cheese
- Arguing with Idiots
These are the one's I'm considering next and can't decide from:
- The Big Short- by Michael Lewis
- The Switch
- Total Money Makeover
- The Greatest Salesman in the World
- Negotiations Boot Camp
Anyone read any of these, have a suggestion... or know of another must read book?
Last edited by joeking1978; 04-24-2010 at 09:54 AM.
I read Darker than Night and The Shack. DTN scared the hell out of me because I'd been to all those haunts many times. I have a cabin northeast of Mio and drive by Walker's all the time (see attached). Those SOBs were brutal and ran that town. I really wish the book had more photography in it. You can probably find the case from the TV show, Cold Case Files. They did an episode on it that was very interesting.
The Shack I was moved by but thought the writing style was awful. The message made it worth plodding through, IMHO.
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Last edited by motorcityjoe611; 04-24-2010 at 10:40 AM.
MotorCityJoe- Since 2007: You talking to me?
MGoBlueMB: The overview on Amazon says this:
How much of the book seems to be politician bashing and how much is actual substance ?University of Michigan history professor and blogger Cole (Sacred Space and Holy War) takes aim at the Bush administration's Islamophobic discourse, highlighting that some of the very people who promulgated the phobia (Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld) once sang a different tune. He calls instead for evenhanded and pragmatic policy changes, not least a reckoning with the heterogeneity of the Muslim world. Yet for all his expertise, Cole fails to source some of his harshest accusations; moreover, for a scholar championing greater subtlety of thought, he too often discards nuance himself. To the extent that Cole argues against painting the Middle East with overly broad strokes, he brings a constructive addition to public discourse; his failure to be consistent is a lost opportunity.