Worthwhile Reading

Halley Suitt, in Worthwhile, refers to the 800CEOREAD list of top 25 books for business. I have read only one of these, The Art of the Start, which I believe is an excellent reference book for any business. In perusing the other 24 titles, I noticed that there is nothing that peeks my interest. I guess I’m not your "average" business reader. For instance, here are my best reads this year, though they weren’t all published in 2004:

These are some of the books on my list to buy/read:

Any other suggestions for a free-agent, consultant, learning/business/technology guy?

7 Responses to “Worthwhile Reading”

  1. Anonymous

    Worthwhile Reading – From the Frozen WestHarold,

    Hope all is well in Sackville – it certainly has to be
    warmer than Saskatoon – I gotta stop living in cold
    cities and towns that start with “S”.

    I found Jim Collins “Good to Great” (2001) to be worthwhile
    reading, although it’s not as “research-based” as Collins
    would have use believe. Sometimes I read these things just
    to be able to refute glossed or incorrect versions I hear
    from other executives.

    For any instructional design folks out there, David Jonassen’s
    “Learning to Solve Problems: An Instructional Design Guide” (2003)
    is an excellent and well-writen resource. Jonassen is becoming
    the new Polya with respect to reverse-engineering the problem-solving
    process and its related pedagogy/andragogy.

    I still refuse to read “Who Moved My Cheese” (1998, Johnson)
    or the “One Minute Manager” (Blanchard, 1990) and I think
    your readers should too. Awful!

    Merry Christmas all!

    David Francis
    Academic Director, SIAST Virtual Campus

  2. Anonymous

    ThanksThanks David:

    I’ve lost your e-mail, so could you send it to me?

    Merry Christmas!


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