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30 Business Books To Read Before You’re 30 — There are over a million business books listed on and a few of them are actually worth reading! Among those few are 30 books that build the foundation for success whether you're working for yourself or somebody else. Note: after much thought, I excluded the following three genres from this list: Biographies.

7 Cool Books That Bill Gates Loves — A few hours ago, Bill Gates blogged his suggestions for summer reading. His previous year's suggestions were somewhat weighty tomes but this year he's suggesting books that he characterizes as "beach reading." Here are his picks: Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh.

Has Apple Lost Its “Moral Compass” — Apple is the archetype of the entrepreneurial success story. They've got an insanely loyal customer base and products that even Apple's competitors concede are the gold standard for consumer electronics. Not to mention the pioneering legacy of Steve Jobs.

37 Secrets Only Successful People Know — The business of business isn't really all that complicated. While there is, of course, specific knowledge required for specific industries, this post encapsulates everything that you'll need to survive and thrive in the business world. EXPECT something wonderful to happen every day. TREAT people as you'd want to be treated.

The 8 Books Every Recruiter Should Read — According to Amazon, there are over 7,000 books about recruiting. Since at the rate of one book per day it would take almost 20 years to read them all, I thought it might be useful to winnow the list down to the must-read essentials. Here they are: 1. Moneyball

7 Painful But Funny Marketing Videos — There's something about marketing and advertising that brings out the devilishness of video-makers. Here are seven satires that ring all to true to real life: The reason to have a brand is presumably to differentiate yourself from your competitors. Why is it, then, that brand videos all seem to have the same look and feel?

Is "Sex Sells" the Right Message for an MBA Program? — It's been frequently observed, here and elsewhere, that successful entrepreneurs seldom have (or need) MBAs. Since entrepreneurism has never been so popular, it's not surprising that business schools want to change that perception. Among the better-known business schools, Babson College has certainly been the most active in recruiting would-be entrepreneurs.

5 Reasons Verizon-AOL Will Crash and Burn — Some megamergers, like Disney-Pixar, seem made in heaven, while others, like Sears-Kmart, turn out to be hellishly stupid. If history is any guide, the recently announced merger of Verizon will fall into the latter category.

Coming Soon: The Office of the Future

Books that are worth more than an MBA — Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.
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May 21, 2015

RT @Inc: Bill Gates loved these 7 books enough to share them with the world. @Sales_Source

May 20, 2015

@BennytheKite Lenovo bought IBM's PC and Intel server business, actually. They bought Motorola last year, which will be an albatross.

May 20, 2015

@BennytheKite The problem with "case study" books is that what worked then won't work now, as evidenced by the decline of those firms.

May 20, 2015

RT @TopSalesWorld: Today’s Top Post: “37 Secrets Only Successful People Know” @Sales_Source via @topsalesworld

May 20, 2015

@jonnygibaud Well, things get shared when people like them. Sometime people don’t care for my opinion and that’s fine by me.

May 20, 2015

@jebshaw3 Isn’t that a little like saying every coach should also be a competitive athlete? Different skill sets I think.

May 20, 2015

@BennytheKite Most of the companies in that book tanked within a decade, if I recall.

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