We're all familiar with the classics in the world of business books: Ken Blanchard, Jim Collins, Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker... you know the names. Well, someone's put together a list of books from off the beaten path. His name is Gregory Ciotti, and the list appeared in his blog on Help Scout, where he works. He also has a site called Sparring Mind, where you can check out some of his other posts.
Writes Ciotti: "The problem is that many business books are just plain awful; bloated to meet book length quotas, overly self-promotional, or a regurgitation of common sense, many are disappointments." Ever had that feeling? You're not alone.
If you're looking for that edge in business (and who isn't?), perhaps you'll find something in the list, which Ciotti calls "25 Unconventional Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves (But Should)." We're just listing the names and authors here. On his site, Ciotti provides brief explanations and links for each book.
Read any good lists lately?
Bonus list! Ciotti, who seems to love making lists of business books, also has a list of 50 books on social psychology - good reading for anyone interested in persuading and influencing consumers. Could that perhaps be you?
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