Here’s a list in no particular order of the new (or recent) business books I’ve got lined up on my shelf for summer reading. I won’t read most of these cover to cover. I’ll skim, look for useful tidbits, consult the index, etc. I bet you read most business books the same way.
Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff (comprehensive and spot on: what corporations need to know to understand and make use of social media)
Beyond Booked Solid by Michael Port (convincing & genuine: part 2 of his manifesto on how to grow & manage your consulting business)
Personality Not Included by Rohit Bhargava (innovative approach: great case studies paired with tools and guides for how to execute)
Secrets of Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by “Problogger” Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett (don’t I wish… but there’s some useful stuff in here)
Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds (must read: my new bible for preparing presentations)
I’m reading Ted Sorensen‘s new book, Counselor, after hearing him speak at Carol Joynt‘s live Q & A Café (links to Part 1 of 5-part YouTube interview). For a guy who just turned 80, he is sharp, funny, fascinating. Sorensen was JFK’s top aide and confidante in addition to being his speechwriter. Here’s the NYTimes book review.
What’s on your bookshelf?