In my webinar, The Foundational Books, I promised a reading list of the 26 books that I had mentioned. This would be that list.
I read an enormous amount. But I have not, in recent years, read for the same purpose, with the same frequency or with the same degree of pleasure as I have in my past. I’ve resolved to do something about that. My exploration and rethinking of how, what, when and why I read.
I have a confession to make. I abandon books. I used to read them all the way through, and now I often give them up part way. A spate of articles recently challenged me to question the practice, and whether I should doggedly keep reading.
For the most part, I am not a fan of business biography. Too often they are hagiographic, arguing for a particular perspective in order to ‘set the record straight’ from the view of one party. Seldom is there actual balance.
Every once in a while, a book comes across your path that inspires the thought, “I really, really wish that I had written that.” For me, Business Model Generation, by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, was that book. Not that business models are necessarily my thing, mind you; while they relate to strategy and projects, […]
We just wrapped up our ‘Taking a Read on 2014’ webinar. As always, we had a good deal of fun with it. If you weren’t able to join us live, then you can view the recording here: [vimeo http://vimeo.com/114968429 width=600]