“Best Business Books Ever”

An interesting Post Filed in  Books, Business-General, Reviews by Drea on Business Pundit

“..sifted through numerous categories and resources to come up with this list of the 25 Best Business Books Ever. We didn’t concern ourselves with categories (management, sales, etc.) or timeliness of subject matter. Instead, we focused on the following question: Based on prominent reviews, academic use, and popularity..”   Please see__  http://www.businesspundit.com/25-best-business-books-ever/

I would have also included other books, such:

The One Minute Entrepreneur by Ken Blanchard (coauthor of the #1 bestselling business classic The One Minute Manager), Don Hutson, CEO of U.S. Learning, and Ethan Willis, CEO of Prosper Learning, tell the inspiring story of one man’s challenges in creating his own business. Through a powerful and engaging narrative, we confront many of the typical problems all entrepreneurs face in starting up their business, from finding new sources of revenue to securing the commitment of their people and the loyalty of their customers. More important, we learn the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur, including how to build a firm foundation, how to ensure a steady cash flow, and how to create legendary service. In addition, the book offers invaluable advice, delivered through One Minute Insights, from such entrepreneurs and thinkers as Sheldon Bowles, Peter Drucker, Michael Gerber, and Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.Today, in the midst of the largest entrepreneurial surge in U.S. history, four out of five small businesses continue to fail. THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR offers businesspeople and would-be entrepreneurs a treasure trove of wisdom on how to think, act, and succeed in creating and sustaining a business, no matter what their industry.

Influence: How and Why People Agree to Things by Robert Cialdini (a professor of social psychology) , spent 3 years “undercover,” applying for jobs as a telemarketer or car dealer, observing how managers went about persuading employees to do things. He condensed his findings into a list of six “weapons of influence.”

“…This is a very readable, scientifically grounded, accessible overview of several techniques of interpersonal relations–how you can use commitment or reciprocation to get people to do things. Influencing other people is the job of management. This book tells you how to do it a nice, accessible way.”

It breaks influence into six key factors:

  1. Reciprocation
  2. Consistency and Commitment
  3. Social Proof
  4. Authority
  5. Liking (the person who is trying to influence us)
  6. Scarcity

Devin Willis


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The best business books of all time? -“Here are the choices of our panel of CEOs and experts”– U.S.News & World – http://www.usnews.com/


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One response to ““Best Business Books Ever”

  1. Prosper CEO Ethan Willis, seems to be a good choice

    “…Prosper, Inc. lives up to its name by helping other companies meet their business potential. By assuming the business risk for hundreds of established brands, co-founders Randy Garn and Ethan Willis gauge their own success by how well they manage other people’s products. “As far as entrepreneurship, we live it,” Garn says.

    That mindset didn’t start with Prosper. Garn and Willis began their successful camaraderie when Garn defeated Willis as president for the student body of then-Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. Since that campaign, the two have worked together building satellite, pest control and home alarm system marketing companies — each of which they eventually sold.

    Now, with clients like the authors of the “Chicken Soup” series, the partners attribute their success to a trustworthy, competent staff. “If you bring that kind of person in, we know we can train them to do the rest,” Willis says…”Celebrating Entrepreneurs 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards by Jacob Moon

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