Small business owners: take the 31-day reading challenge

31-day Reading Challenge

Perry Marshall, author of seven business books including “Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords”, recently shared his must-read list of books for business owners on Entrepreneur.com. Now, I am sure everyone has seen similar lists before. So-and-so’s top [insert a number between 3 and 99] books that every such-and-such should read. Despite never being able to read all the books on my books-to-read list, I am always looking for new books to read. So I generally read articles such as these just to see what I may be missing as well as to see what books other readers view as interesting or important. I found the list to be quite eclectic. But one book stood out above all the others on the list: The Book of Proverbs. When I first saw the book on the list, I did a double-take. This could not be that Book of Proverbs. Some modern-day sage ...

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Start With Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Action

Book Review: Start With Why

Start With Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Action, was written by Simon Sinek in 2009. This is one of those books that come around once in a generation. It truly has the ability to point out a unique perspective on how to improve yourself or your business. Many books have been written on the subject, but Sinek is able to provide a twist on existing ideas throughout his book. What drives your business – price, product or service? Before getting into the book review, I’d like to tell you a little personal history. I have an undergraduate degree in history. Because history majors do not take business classes, I had to take several undergraduate business and accounting courses. These classes were required before I could begin working toward my Master’s in Accounting at NC State. While I worked on these classes, I worked as the store manager of ...

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

the 5 love languages

Communication is key to successful relationships. In business and professional circles, the focus is generally on clear verbal communication. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts focuses on the nonverbal communication between married couples. However, I believe that the skills learned in the 5 Love Languages is applicable in all areas of life, including business and professional life. What is The 5 Love Languages About? The 5 Love Languages is a book written by Gary D. Chapman, first published in 1992. The book’s underlying premise is that love is a choice that we must make. It is not simply a feeling that you feel. Chapman explains that people express love differently. He identifies five basic ways that people express love – Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. These five ways to express love are what he collectively calls the five ...

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David is an accountant and adviser for small business owners. He also coaches clients on leadership and success. David is an avid reader. He blogs regularly on the books that he is currently reading.

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