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#157837 - 01/21/06 10:40 PM Favorite Books or Authors  
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I attended a seminar with succesful people in business and they all were good readers.

I'm curious if anyone here reads a lot and what your favorite business books or authors are.

Dave


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#157838 - 01/24/06 12:08 AM Re: Favorite Books or Authors  
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I ride the train to work, which is about a 35 minute ride each way, and although I have a bunch of train friends who are as big a blabber mouths as me, I get some reading done too. I like special ops, espionage & cop (FBI/CIA) kinda stuff. Guess my favotite is The Cardinal In The kremlin, by Tom Clancy.

Radar


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#157839 - 01/24/06 08:57 AM Re: Favorite Books or Authors  
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Although Tom Clancy is a fine writer and I read all his books, for the real life inner workings of the CIA and covert operations read George Crile's book Charlie Wilson's War.It is a facinating look inside the real life workings our CIA from years gone by against the Soviets.


#157840 - 01/24/06 11:01 AM Re: Favorite Books or Authors  
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Along that line, might I suggest Blind Mans Bluff. Real world politics and high level quibbling between the CIA and the Navy Dept, unbelievable submarine special ops. I'm a Cold War era sub sailor, and we had no idea about some of the nutty stuff other boats were up to.


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#157841 - 01/24/06 11:43 AM Re: Favorite Books or Authors  
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You did ask for "business" books, didn't you?

Probably my favourite is "My Life In advertising / Scientific Advertising" by Claude Hopkins. Writen by on of the pioneers of modern advertising, he explains how to identify effective methods of advertising and marketing.

Business lessons are also discussed, in a much more interesting manner, in several books written by professional "Ladies of the Evening," These works include:
"The Mayflower Madam"; and,
"Working" by Dolores French


#157842 - 01/24/06 04:59 PM Re: Favorite Books or Authors  
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I was looking for business books, but no complaints here.

Dave


#157843 - 01/25/06 04:37 AM Re: Favorite Books or Authors  
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Try Scott Adams' "Dilbert", the antidote to BusinessManagementSpeak.

Alan


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#157844 - 01/29/06 01:33 PM Re: Favorite Books or Authors  
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E-Myth for Contractors by Mike Gerber. Small book,with LOTS of bussiness insight...
bill


#157845 - 02/09/06 08:21 AM Re: Favorite Books or Authors  
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"Electrical power equipment maintenance and testing" - Paul Gill


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#157846 - 02/26/06 07:24 PM Re: Favorite Books or Authors  
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The E Myth Contractor is a good one. Thanks electricbill. I've also been reading some Dale Carnegie books.

Dave


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