Despite what many pundits are saying today, reading is not dead. Nor are books. Certainly, big changes are underway, especially in the way books are delivered to readers. But reading itself is not dead. It is not going away. At least, not any time soon.
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How to Read a Non-Fiction Book
When I read a non-fiction book, I typically practice these ten disciplines. They help me get more out of the books I read and insure that I retain the information longer.
Book Review Friday: My Top Ten Favorite Business Books
Rather than reviewing one book this week, I thought I would share my favorite business books. I get asked this question regularly, most recently when I was lecturing at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Business School earlier this week.
Book Review Friday: Tribes by Seth Godin
But Tribes represents a subtle shift in focus. It is a book about a profound change that is taking place in marketing. While leadership and marketing are both about influence, leadership is influence without self-interest. This is what makes leadership the most powerful kind of marketing possible.
Why Obama’s Faith Matters
Today is the official pub date for The Faith of Barack Obama by Stephen Mansfield. I am very excited about it’s publication. Of all the books about Obama that have been or will be published, this is the only one I know of that deals exclusively with his faith.
What Is the Internet Doing to Our Brains?
In the current issue of Atlantic Monthly (July/August 2008), Nicholas Carr asks, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” He then goes on to describe what the Internet is doing to our brains. This is a must-read for anyone in the book publishing industry.