As I mentioned back in January, I’ve been reading like a maniac, but there was no real rhyme or reason to what I was reading. I would simply start browsing through Amazon, look for or pick books recommended by others, and go from there. But then I started thinking that following a roadmap, like the one Jack and Todd have provided, may make my reading a little more interesting.
I’ve decided to set a goal and read all of Jack and Todd’s 100 recommended books between now and the end of the year. I sent Jack and Todd an email to let them know of my intentions. A nice little blog post showed up on 800ceoread (Jack’s company) about my endeavor. You can read that here.
I’ve set up a group page on Shelfari where anyone can join the group and take part in reading some of these books. Shelfari is a great social networking site for people who love to read. It took me a bit of time to add all the books to the Shelfari group page. You can check it out on here. I urge you to join the group and take part. If you’re not interested in taking part but you enjoy reading, join Shelfari and connect with me as a friend on there. I want to see what you’re reading regardless.
Jack and Todd have broken down “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time” into the following categories.
Improving your life, your person and your strengths.
Inspiration. Challenge. Courage. Change.
Eight organizational blueprints from which to draft your own.
- Sales and Marketing
Approaches and pitfalls in the ongoing process of creating customers.
- Rules and Scorekeeping
The all-important numbers behind the game.
Guiding and directing the people around you.
Seven lives. Unlimited lessons.
Seven guides to the passion and practicality necessary for any new venture.
Six industry tales of both fortune and failure.
- Innovation & Creativity
Insight into the process of developing new ideas.
- Big Ideas
The future of business books lies here.
What everyone is looking for.
You can see the full list of the top 100 books here. Thankfully I’ve already read a few of them.
I’m honestly not sure if I can read them all between now and December 31st, but I’ll try my hardest.
What are you currently reading and why?