Sunday, August 2, 2009

What I'm reading: business edition


Hey everybody!

If you are a photographer or own a business, this post is for you. If not, come back tomorrow or skip below for some pretty pictures. :)

I'm finishing the last chapter of Good to Great, by Jim Collins. If you would have asked me 10 years ago, there's no way I'd guess myself enjoying such business-y nonfiction. However, I have become such a student of business theory! This book will be one that changes the way I see everything with my business. The quick read (takes about 5-6 hours only) is packed with an incredibly smart study about businesses that have made the jump to greatness and contrasts them with companies that, given the same circumstance (and chances) did not.

Jim Collins, who also wrote Built to Last (that he now deems a SEQUEL to GtoG) has quite a gift for taking incredibly complex groups of data and seeing patterns and organizing them into easy to grasp concepts. Though this is more geared toward corporations and not small businesses, the theories he and his team uncover are so applicable to any business, as well as in life. For that reason, you should pick up this book and give it an afternoon.

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I've already picked (and am even reading - I read multiple books at a time, and pick them up based on my mood) my next few books for this post series. However, if you have a book you really think I should read (I like ALL kinds - I was an English teacher, after all) post a comment or email me!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

2 comments:

  1. lets be honest...when do you find time to read?!?! haha ;)

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  2. Tortured for Christ will change your life... probably.
    You can get it for free at persecution.com

    P.S. I miss you bro. We should get coffee sometime. Amy and I go overseas in 2 weeks, so it should happen before then. Have a good day bro!
    michael g.

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