It’s that time of the year where bloggers like myself offer up best-of-2007 picks.
Here are my favorite six business books of 2007:
Go Put Your Strengths To Work by Marcus Buckingham
This book helps you execute your plan to soar with your strengths and use them to make an impact on your business life. It is filled with useful stories that illustrate how to focus on strengths building. If you enjoyed Discover Your Strengths, this is a must-read.
Made To Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
Consider this the marketing tome of 2007. The Heaths provide a manageable list of must-dos for any marketer that wants his or her message to be memorable and longlasting.
Authenticity by Joseph Pine and Jim Gilmore
From the authors of The Experience Economy comes a new book about the value of keeping it real. Their premise is solid: The world is full of fake/real companies and consumers hate fake. Their advice is easy to act on and in typical Pine and Gilmore fashion, measurable.
The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Taleb is a bit catty at times, but brilliant nonetheless. This book is a mind bender, on par with The Tipping Point and Freakonomics.
The Harvard Business Review On Green Business Strategy
This is a collection of excellent essays on how to green up your company. It covers a diverse range of enviro-biz topics such as manufacturing, green buildings, sustainability and carbon footprint measurement. This is the #1 business issue of the future for any business big or small – so consider this a crash course.
The 4 Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
This is the Rich Dad Poor Dad opus of our time. Ferriss has a business related point: We are addicted to information and work too damn hard. He offers tremendous advice on how to go on a low information diet, delegate and outsource work and enjoy your downtime. If you want to get out of the cubicle rat race, read this book.