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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Books

I love books. If I could have one thing free for the rest of my life, it would be books. I can drop a fortune in Barnes & Noble or on Amazon.com in a New York Minute. I'll go in spurts where I'll read several books a week. I just like to know what information is out there and how other people look at things. I'm always curious to see what people are reading or talk to them about the latest book they've read. In order to continue your growth once you leave school, try to read a least a few books each year, preferably more. Take a look occasionally at the best seller list, the business best seller list, or the business section at your local Barnes & Noble. Try out a couple of books and find an author you like. There are certain ones I love, others I can't stand, and some I liked to start out, but grew out of. You'll always learn something from every book you read, even if it's as simple as the fact that you don't like that author's writing style and that you'll never torture a reader like that with your own writing. To quote Tom Peters (one of my favorite business authors), "If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, I have gotten one of the great bargains of all time."

Let me know what some of your favorite books are.

1 comment:

Jon Cudo said...

I am with you...nothings better than a good book.

I like history and politics, with a twist of sports, so here are a few of my favs:

"The Professional" by WC Heinz. Its a long story, but this book kept me in sports and gave me a totally new outlook on my work.

"Founding Brothers" by Joseph Ellis. A great read which really reveals the people who founded the country.

"A Necessary Spectacle" (Billie Jean King story) by Selena Roberts. One of my favorite books this year, illuminating an athlete who risked everything for what she believed in, adding her to my list of true greatness.

Great topic...thanks.

--Cudo