Book Reviews

One of the most important things you can have when starting or running your own business is knowledge. You want to know up front what works, what doesn't work, what is well worth your time, what is a waste of your time. There are many, many books out there that can help you with these issues. Sometimes devoting an hour to reading a book can save you weeks of effort.

Keep a business book in your bathroom. Get business books on audio tape for your commutes. A lot of these books have 10 pages of generic information and then 1 really valuable tip. They are perfect for skimming a chapter at a time, and then focussing on the one gem you have learned as a result.

Starting your Own Business
Career Renegade - Jonathan Fields
Effortless Entrepreneur - Nick Friedman, Omar Soliman
Game Plan - Warren Barhorst
How to Find a Job Using Craigslist - Susan Joyce
Sell Your Jewelry - Stacie Vander Pol
Start your Own Company - Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin

Organization and Planning
A Whole New You - Brett Blumental
The Change Your Life Challenge - Brook Noel
First Things First - Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill
Getting Things Done - David Allen
How to Master your Muck - Kathi Burns
Making it All Work - David Allen
The Now Habit - Neil Fiore
The 60 Second Innovator - Jeff Davidson
Take Time for Your Life - Cheryl Richardson
Retire and Start Your Own Business - Sargent

Finances
50 Simple Steps you can take to improve your Personal Finances - Ilyce R. Glink
Investing for Change - Augustin Landier
Lower Your Taxes - Big Time - Sandy Botkin
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is - Natalie Pace
Self-Employed Tax Solutions - June Walker
The Flow of Time and Money - Lloyd Watts

Business Relationships
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Motivation and Goal-Setting - Jim Cairo
The Art of War for Women - Chin-Ning Chu
The Rules of Work - Richard Templar
Wired to Care - Dev Patnaik

Motivation and Inspiration
100 Ways to Motivate Others - Steve Chandler and Scott Richardson
1001 Ways to Energize Employees - Bob Nelson
1001 Ways to Reward Employees - Bob Nelson
Achieve Anything in Just One Year - Jason Harvey
Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People - Steven R. Covey
Fired Up or Burned Out - Michael Lee Stallard
Reward Systems - Steve Kerr
The Fire Starter Sessions - Danielle LaPorte
Yes! Energy - Loral Lengemeier

Leadership and Management
13 Fatal Errors Managers Make and How You Can Avoid Them - W. Steven Brown
Change Leader - Michael Fullan
Coaching for Improved Work Performance - Ferdinand Fournies
Enchantment - Guy Kawasaki
Everything I Know About Business I Learned from my Mama - Tim Knox
The First 90 Days - Michael Watkins
The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss - Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio
Lead with LUV - Ken Blanchard and Colleen Barrett
The Leadership Challenge - James M. Kouzes
Leaders Make the Future - Bob Johansen
Managing Difficult People - Marilyn Pincus
Moxie for Managers - Ann Tardy
Ongoing Crisis Communication - W. Timothy Coombs
Retaining your Best People - Harvard Business School
The Rules of Management - Richard Templar
Smarter, Faster, Better - Karlin Sloan
To Lead is To Serve - Shar McBee
Top Talent - Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Tough Truths - Deirdre Maloney
Volunteers - How to Get Them, How to Keep Them - Helen Little
What To Do when You Become the Boss - Bob Selden
Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed To Do and What To Do About It - Ferdinand F. Fournies
Why should anyone be led by you? - Rob Goffee

Dealing with a Boss
A Survival Guide for Working With Bad Bosses - Gini Graham Scott
How to Work for an Idiot - John Hoover
I Hate My Boss - Bob Weinstein
When you Work for a Bully - Susan Futterman

Running a Business
Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense - Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton
New Year, New Job - Susan Joyce
Rethink - Ric Merrifield

Networking
The Art of Conversation - Catherine Blyth
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
I Can See You Naked - Ron Hoff
Mental_Floss - The Magazine
Sell the Feeling - Larry Pinci
The Natural Speaker - Randy Fujishin
The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
Turn Small Talk into Big Deals - Don Gabor

Marketing
The Book of Business Awesome - Scott Stratten
Consumer Behavior - Michael R. Solomon
Content is Cash - Wendy Montes de Oca
Facebook Marketing for Dummies - Paul Dunay
Follow Me! - Sarah-Jayne Gratton
Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing - Jon Reed
Marketing for Dummies - Alexander Hiam
Mktg - Lamb Hair McDaniel
Navigating Social Media Legal Risks - Robert McHale, Esq.
New Rules of Marketing and PR - David Meerman Scott
Outsmarting Social Media - Evan Bailyn
Rubies in the Orchard - Lynda Resnick
SEO For WordPress - Karen Callahan
Social Media and Public Relations - Deirdre K. Breakenridge
Social Networking for Business - Rawn Shah
Twitter Power - Joel Com

Training
Effective Training - P. Nick Blanchard
Training for Dummies - Elaine Biech

Self Evaluation
A Complaint Free World - Will Bowen
A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle
The Arithmetic of Life and Death - George Shaffner
Aspire - Kevin Hall
Body, Mind, and Spirit - Fireside Meditation
Choosing Simplicity - Steven M. Ayer
Courage Doesn't Always Roar - Mary Anne Radmacher
Enough Already - Peter Walsh
Emotional Freedom Practices - Dr. Judith Orloff
Every Moment Matters - John St. Augustine
Everyday Kindness - Stephanie Dowrick
Get a Life that Doesn't Suck - Michelle DeAngelis
Happiness - Todd Bottorff
Hell, Yes! - Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin
Help is Not a Four-Letter Word - Peggy Collins
Inner Simplicity - Elaine St. James
The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
Lessons of a Turtle - Sandy Gingras
Live with Meaning, Die with Passion - Fumitada Naoe
Loving What Is - Byron Katie
One Big Thing - Phil Cooke
Paving it Forward - Elisabeth Fayt
Positive Thinking Every Day - Norman Vincent Peale
Pout or Purpose - Harold Kerr
The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
Renewal Coaching - Douglas B. Reeves
The Hidden Brain - Shankar Vedantam
The Power of Respect - Deborah Norville
The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
Simplify Your Life - Sam Davidson
The Story of You - Steve Chandler
The 10 Golden Rules - M.A. Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas
The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People - David Niven
Think and Make It Happen - Dr. Augusto Cury
The Vision Board - Joyce Schwarz
Thrive - Dan Buettner
What We May Be - Piero Ferrucci
Your Truest Self - Janice Lynne Lundy
You're Not Who You Think You Are - Albert Clayton Gaulden

Humor
I'll Mature When I'm Dead - Dave Barry
Momnesia - Shannon Payette Seip & Adrienne Hedger
The Nature of Friendship - Maryjo Koch
Relative Discomfort - Jeremy Greenberg
What are Friends For? - Marsha Karzmer

Writing
Contemporary Business Communication - Scott Ober
Convergence Journalism - Janet Kolodzy
Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips - Mignon Fogarty
Pocket Book of Quotations
The Writer's Journey - Christopher Vogler

Reading Accessories
Amazon Kindle Book Reader
Mighty Bright - LED Book Light

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