2011 Summer Reading List
To know more you have to read more and recently I have been indulging in internet based articles and blogs, so I thought I’d take a look at some of the best voted business books of 2011 that I should get my hands on. Please feel free to comment on any books you have read and share your suggestions.
1. Great Again: Revitalizing America’s Entrepreneurial Leadership
Great Again, by Henry Nothhaft and David Kline, walks readers through America’s history and future as an entrepreneurial leader while demanding change to the regulatory red tape many startups face today.
“Serial entrepreneur Nothhaft takes readers inside the heart of the communities most responsible for innovation and shows how a few practical reforms can get America’s economy moving again.”
2. Today We Are Rich
Today We Are Rich, by Tim Sanders, is the prequel to global best seller Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. This is much more than just another book on becoming financially successful. Sanders leads readers through the up’s and down’s of his life, connecting with readers that have been knocked down and are willing to get back up again.
“In Today We Are Rich, Sanders updates Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale to tackle a new world, where social media and transparency present unique challenges to our sense of confidence, sanity, and faith.”
3. Leadership is Dead
Leadership is Dead, by Jermie Kubicek, is taking a fresh look on not only how to lead but to pay attention to who is following.
“It’s not that leadership itself is dead, it’s the way in which many choose to lead that is. It’s all about influence. The more you understand it, the better you’ll be able to utilize it and maximize it for success. That’s what this book is about. Teaching you how to expand your influence, be significant and make a greater impact.
But be warned… Leadership is Dead isn’t just about you. It’s also about them (those who you lead) and how you can equip, inspire and lead them in a way that can very well change the world.”
4. Unfair Advantage
Unfair Advantage, by Robert Kiyosaki, urges readers to action by empowering themselves to change and act in new ways to be successful.
“Readers are advised to stop blindly accepting that they are “disadvantaged” people with limited options and challenge the preconception that they will struggle financially all of their lives.”
Engage, written by Brian Solis and Ashton Kutcher, focuses on the ever evolving world of social media and how to keep up. With digital content being so important in communicating with your audience this book will give you the social media checklist you have been looking for.
“2010 is widely regarded as the year businesses shift from experimenting with social media to strategically designing and measuring campaigns that contribute to brand resonance, positive sentiment, advocacy, and most importantly, the bottom line. While many books, talk about social media as something that businesses need to embrace, most leave marketers wondering what they need to do and how this information applies to them”