Category: Books

Books that made the greatest impact on Art Petty

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I asked the members of the Intentional Reading Panel which books made the greatest impact on their business or life. Here’s Art Petty’s answer. Very few business books have influenced me at a deep level. They spark ideas and offer approaches, but don’t move me deeply. The books that have helped form me are mostly  »  Read More

Book Review: Pacing for Growth

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If you’re going to have a successful small business over the long term, you should grow at a sustainable pace. If all you do is concentrate on the things you have to do to maximize performance today, you and your company will burn out. The same is true if you want a successful life and career. If you only work to  »  Read More

Books about Books

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Two Challenges for Business Book Readers It’s a challenge to select a book to read from the gazillions of books available. Most of us pay attention to the recommendations of others, the way the members of our Intentional Reading Panel do. You can read book reviews that suggest books that you should (or should not) read  »  Read More

Book Review: The Asshole Survival Guide

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Full disclosure. I count Bob Sutton as a friend. I also think he’s one of the top business authors writing today. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve read any of his other work, including Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, And Total Nonsense, Scaling Up Excellence, or Good Boss, Bad Boss. As good as I think Bob is, I  »  Read More

Book Review: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

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At first glance, you may think that Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker is another book by some motivational speaker designed to convey the secrets of life and success. Don’t make that mistake. Yes, I know, just about everybody  »  Read More

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