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on Apr 8, 2014 in Books and Magazines

Sometimes the answers really are right in front of our noses.  There are a surprising number of books out there that should be read for those who want another insight into the world of business.  Here are a few.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie

One of the classic books about business.  It may have been published during the Depression, but this book has lived on through the ages.  Written by a member of the Carnegie family, you can imagine it has some true and well-tested advice.  Even billionaire Warren Buffet claims this book is one of the best business guides around.

How to Run a Company: Lessons from the Top Leaders of the CEO Academy

Dennis Carey and Mari-Caroline Von Weichs

If you want to hear what many of the world’s top CEO’s have to say, without paying their usually substantial speaker’s fee than this book is for you.  This book, co-authored by CEO Succession specialist Dennis Carey has lots of insights from the very top, and is not to be missed by those on any rung of the ladder.

Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg

This 2013 bestseller has become a sensation for good reason.  This entertaining and compelling read has a lot to offer, and highlights some truths about the business world and women.  Sandberg advocates for a stronger presence of women in the business world, and this is her excellent manifesto.  Considering Sandberg is Facebook’s COO, she is probably a great person to take advice from.

Make it Glow: How to Build a Company Reputation for Human Goodness, Flawless Execution, and Being Best-in-Class

Tom DeCotiis

The premise of DeCotiis book is that for a company to be successful they have to have what he terms as glow.  Meaning consumers and stakeholders should want to be a part of the company, and the reasons they would want to be.  Using real-life cases, and logical and emotional wisdom, DeCotiis makes an excellent case for a glow, and shows companies how to achieve it.

The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

Because you are never to young to learn how the business world works.  This book is not a bad introduction for younger kids, and understanding the value of cost.