GOOD QUESTION | What is the best business book you ever read and why?
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One of the best quick-study books I have read is Winning Every Day by Lou Holtz. Catering to the sports enthusiast, the book reminds readers the fundamental element of business is that people are led, not managed, to success. Defining the differences and connection between talent, motivation, and attitude, Holtz lays out a game plan that anyone can follow to achieve greater success.
Group Transportation Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company
The value of a book depends on what is happening in your life at the time you read it. I read Robert Kriegel's book, If It Ain't Broke...Break It!: And Other Unconventional Wisdom for a Changing Business World while leading supply chain improvements at a consumer products company. The book explains how to work smarter partly by examining real-life examples of success attained in unconventional ways.
Director of Product Marketing and Business Development
The E-Myth Revisited. Written for small business, but applicable for companies of all sizes. Build your business into a system of systems, and optimize each part to ensure it is repeatable and does not rely on individual skill.
Director of Sales Ops, NA
While Ely Goldratt's The Goal was written more than 30 years ago, its principles are still relevant. The story about a plant manager trying to save his job and marriage helps readers apply basic principles to evaluate a process, identify bottlenecks, and focus on improving the process and its efficiencies.
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Senior Support Consultant
Paragon Software Systems
The principles in Good to Great are timeless. Its leadership and management strategies support excelling in an evolving world. "Clarity of strategy" is an especially important concept that can allow a person or organization to make solid long-term decisions despite complexity and noise around them. Core components of greatness are timeless.
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