Here’s the summary of Seth Godin‘s suggestions on reading a business book:
1. Decide to change three things about what you do at work. The goal of the reading should be to persuade you to change, it should help you choose what to change.
2. Go ahead and make your reading productive. Take notes, create marching orders. If after three weeks you haven’t taken action on what you’ve written down, you wasted your time.
3. The best use of a business book is to help someone else. You should share what you read, hand the book to a person who needs it. A book is a souvenir and a container and a motivator and an easily leveraged tool. Hoarding books makes them worth less, not more.
I have read some good books recently, have taken notes. According to Seth’s suggestions, I have to take action soon as the clock is ticking!
Here are some business books small business owners may find interesting:
How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner and Still Have a Life, Paperback by Bill Collier
Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of The Pack by Donna Fenn