Friday, August 10, 2007

In It For The Money

800-CEO-Read is a website aimed at corporate fat cats who, when not enslaving underage workers and exploiting natural resources, love to read. While I can in no way recommend their online sales service ( as it surely pales in comparison to least I hope it does), I do give the thumbs-up to their daily blog. On it, they not only provide their own reviews of the latest business-oriented literature, they also showcase lengthy book excerpts, offer pithy quotes, and best of all, make lists!
This past Wednesday, Todd Sattersten, CEO of the CEO website, posted a reading list for executives that he 'guarantees will help you be more productive and make smarter decisions.'
I'm going to give you the titles, but for the reasons as to why each one was chosen, you're going to have to click here.

1. Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter
2. Execution by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, and Charles Burck
3. In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters and Bob Waterman
4. Good to Great by Jim Collins
5. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

Wait a minute. Where's The Winner Within by Pat Riley and The Art of War by Sun Tzu? I could've sworn that Def Jam/Rockafella Records CEO, Jay-Z, has said that they're the hustler's handbooks.