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

What Should I Read Next?

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