Category: Recommended Reading

FOUR BIZ BOOKS FOR THOSE LAZY, HAZY DAYS OF SUMMER »

I’m just kidding about those lazy, hazy days.  If you’re like most SBOs and mangers, you will be running at a full gallop this summer.  However, when you do get some free time, here are some gotta-read books for lying out in the sun, relaxing in bed before you snap off the light, or (come […]

RANDOM READING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS »

Two things I always ask SBOs:  (1) How’s business?  (2) What are you reading? Q # 1 keeps coming back a reassuring “not bad.”  As for Q # 2, here are some recent recommendations.   Interestingly, most are about attitude and how one views life, work, and success.  In other words, get your head right and great […]

OLD-SCHOOL MANAGEMENT »

This is a recommendation for a book.  It’s a book that nobody would have any desire to read.  It’s about a grocery store in New York City (albeit, perhaps the world’s greatest grocery store), where food (and the eating of it) is a non-smarmy, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-savor experience.  It’s about the food and, just as important, about […]

THE OLDEST, SIMPLEST SUCCESS LESSON »

It’s a one-word answer, and you already know it.  Super success has little to do with having a terrific product.  It has little to do with whether you are wearing a smart suit or have that Pepsodent smile (remember that one?)  It’s not about being smart or slick or even charming.   It’s attitude.  If […]

RECOMMENDED READING: “THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO” »

If you’re a true entrepreneur, or just a hard-and-fast capitalist, you need to read Andrew Bernstein’s The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-faire.  This truly amazing book documents in page after page of facts, why statism (socialism, Nazism, communism, and just do-gooder intrusive government) fails every time, and why the freer the […]

Why Top Employees Quit »