Brand New

This is the latest 2009 top books (7 of 15) for entrepreneurs as listed in INC. Magazine, and 800CEOread.com. (Part 1)

Getting to Plan B by John Mullins and Randy Komisar

Entertaining anecdotes about company builders who made poor choices or assumptions—but then pulled off a neat save and went on to success

Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith

Reveals and commends the technological importance of social media tools, while also interweaving lessons about the importance of human relationships to business, and how best to build them

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell examines the formula for success in life and how large a role culture plays in shaping a person’s destiny

Early Exits by Basil Peters

The dilemma of taking outside funding. Peters makes the case that marching toward an exit is a good thing, and not nearly as impossible as it may seem

Poorly Made in China by Paul Midler

The dirty little secret is not so much the way factories treat their workers, Midler argues, but rather all the subtle ways that manufacturers will cut corners, sacrificing basic expectations of quality in a bid to boost margins

Exploiting Chaos by Jeremy Gutsche

Gutsche uses 150 case studies—presented in an appealing, magazine-like format—to demonstrate how smart entrepreneurs have figured out ways to profit from economic uncertainty

How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins

A critical reminder to business leaders that decisions aimed at spectacular growth may sow the seeds of an organization’s destruction

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