Travelling around the UK helping a range of small firms grow, and grow profitably I often need a different view an alternative way of doing things if you like.
You know the saying ‘keep on doing the same old things, keep on getting the same results’ .
One of the things I have always really focused on is checking to see what others are doing and what is working for them. Just look around and you can get loads of ideas, some of which will work for you and others will not.
With that in mind I am pleased to provide you with my Reading list a pile of books that will help if you are stuck. At least they will give you an alternative view from those that have actually delivered in their own business.
Some have an American slant, but none the less will add some value.
Here they all are, enjoy.
Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim
Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder
Crush It! – Gary Vaynerchuk
Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
Drive – Daniel H. Pink
Founders at Work – Jessica Livingston
Getting Things Done – David Allen
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Guerrilla Marketing – Jay Conrad Levinson
How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Inbound Marketing – Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah and David Meerman Scott
Influence – Robert B. Cialdini
Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Peter F. Drucker
Losing My Virginity – Richard Branson
Made to Stick – Chip Heath
Making Ideas Happen – Scott Belsky
Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace – Ricardo Semler
Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
Permission Marketing – Seth Godin
Purple Cow – Seth Godin
Ready, Fire, Aim – Michael Masterson
Rework – Jason Fried
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
Street Smarts – Norm Brodsky
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries and Jack Trout
The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferriss
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
The Art of the Start – Guy Kawasaki
The Dip – Seth Godin
The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
The Four Steps to the Epiphany – Steven Gary Blank
The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton M. Christensen
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
The One Minute Entrepreneur – Ken Blanchard
The Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz
The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman
The Toyota Way – Jeffrey K. Liker
The Ultimate Sales Machine – Chet Holmes, Jay Conrad Levinson and Michael Gerber
Tribes – Seth Godin
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