There are those who lament business books as quite empty shells of hardly anything new. For example, this by Dave Logan (himself a business book author — go figure), “3 Reasons Why Business Books Are Bad for You” was very disappointing. Even worse were that so many people agreed with him.
There are good books and bad books in every published genre which exists, and I still urge you to READ. Commit to discovering at least one gem you can weave into a conversation with someone else, or add to your day as something you’ll try doing (verb it). Be a continually-improving chooser: Unlike Mr. Logan I believe good books are plentiful and very easy to find. You’ll soon discover that you do get better at your selections because you’ve started to ‘follow the yellow book road’ and ace your jumps to shorter degrees of separation: Books leave trails.
Let’s help each other. Here are two trails you can take:
1. Online, right here on Talking Story
Leave a comment for us: What was the last good book you read, and why did you like it? What was the gem you took away from it?
2. Offline, in your ‘Imi ola life
Keep the good books in circulation: Who do you know who would love the last good book you read? Recommend it to them; lend or give them your copy to read, and then continue the conversation about it when you get it back.
Somewhat related, from back in May: PÅ«‘olo Mea Maika‘i: Playlists ~ extend those thoughts to books!
UPDATE: This was a smile-inducing find this afternoon: