I read a ton of books on business, entrepreneurship and leading a great organization. Hopefully some of it rubs off  🙂

I’m always recommending great books to people, so I though this would be a quick way for everyone to see my favorite recent titles and a few notes.  I’ve been on a huge business expansion run lately with creating PhotoTeam North, so these books have been my fuel through a bit less than the last year.


Notes on Current Business Reading:

  • The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz A great challenge for entrepreneurs to really focus on that one thing you are great at, and pare down the rest. The author is also a riot, and an entrepreneur who’s built real businesses.
  • EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey All the nuts and bolts of starting a business, employees vs team members & running an honorable business focused on people. For personal finance check out Dave’s Total Money Makeover or his free streaming radio show HERE
  • Start by Jon Acuff  is very encouraging, with good action steps. A good starting point if you are new to starting a business or in a ‘stuck’ phase, trying to break out and grow
  • Sexy Little Numbers by Dimitri Maex is about using data to understand & grow your business. I never really analyzed where my work and profit comes from
  • Purple Cow by Seth Godin  makes the case that only remarkable businesses will win
  • Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki is a good starting point on all of the ‘wow factor’ ideas to get client loyalty
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Reis  is already a classic on improving constantly by testing new things fast
  • Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs  by Carmine Gallo  distills what made Steve’s Apple presentations so memorable. Required reading if you create presentations, like we do at Wild Idea Design, or you are a photographer, business presenter or Pastor.
  • Little Big Things series by Tom Peters  I like the ‘Vook’ edition, since it has short videos of Tom chatting about the topics. These are classic Tom Peters ideas on excellence and keep you focused on doing things right with a customer focus for today’s world


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