- The Fred Factor
"Sanborn soars with The Fred Factor...His system works and can not only change your life but just may jump-start the career of the person sitting next to you."
- Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want.
"This book is full of great research and even better advice on how to either preserve or restore the realness of your company's brand. For some, it will be a sobering wakeupu call. For others, it will shape the way you think about marketing for the next few years."
- Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
"I just finished reading the novel Ismael by Daniel Quinn, and it blew me away.
The book was recommended to me by Ray Anderson, Chairman of Interface. He’s read it ten times and it has changed his paradigm about EVERYTHING. I’m sure I’ll read it a few times too – as the book has had the same effect on me. The book is highly controversial and not for people that have sacred cow beliefs. You have to read this with an open mind and a thoughtful heart to "get it."
- The Experience Economy: Work Is Theater and Every Business a Stage
"Pine and Gilmore are back. They changed the world, and flipped my mind, with The Experience Economy."
- The 4-Hour Workweek
"This is the Rich Dad Poor Dad opus of our time. Ferriss has a business related point: We are addicted to information and work too damn hard. He offers tremendous advice on how to go on a low information diet, delegate and outsource work and enjoy your downtime. If you want to get out of the cubicle rat race, read this book."
- Go Put Your Strengths To Work
"This book helps you execute your plan to soar with your strengths and use them to make an impact on your business life. It is filled with useful stories that illustrate how to focus on strengths building. If you enjoyed Discover Your Strengths, this is a must-read"
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
"Consider this the marketing tome of 2007. The Heaths provide a manageable list of must-dos for any marketer that wants his or her message to be memorable and longlasting."
- The Harvard Business Review On Green Business Strategy
"This is a collection of excellent essays on how to green up your company. It covers a diverse range of enviro-biz topics such as manufacturing, green buildings, sustainability and carbon footprint measurement. This is the #1 business issue of the future for any business big or small – so consider this a crash course."
- The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
"Taleb is a bit catty at times, but brilliant nonetheless. This book is a mind bender, on par with The Tipping Point and Freakonomics."
- Like Shaking Hands With God
"5 years ago Like Shaking Hands With God changed my life as a writer. (You must read this mind bending conversation between Kurt and Lee Stringer at a bookstore. Some of the classic ideas include Kurt's observation that being a good writer is "like being a good first date. When you break through and write, it's like shaking hands with God.")"
- Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
" Here's another book to cleanse your palate. Grogan tells a touching story about the power of love and emptiness. I truly believe we can learn powerful life lessons by studying our pets. This book will put a smile on your face and a lump in your throat. Don't read this one if you've just lost a pet. Read this one if you want to grow as a person.
Good luck in the new year and great reading! "
- Laurel Canyon: The inside story of rock-and-roll's legendary neighborhood
"I moved to Laurel Canyon about 18 months ago. Our house was owned at one time by the bass player for Gun's and Roses (Duff McKagan). He had a studio downstairs and there was a drumstick on the floor the day we moved in. My wife Jacqueline bought this book at the Laurel Canyon market and enjoyed it immensely. I just read it on a trip and couldn't put it down. From the Byrds to the Eagles and Zappa to the Doors, you get the whole story here about the time and place when rock's mirror moved from NYC to LA. The book is written romantically with wonderful prose and great storytelling. Read this one and disappear into the Canyon's history."
- Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
"This is the long awaited followup to Emotional Intelligence (I also loved the business version, Primal Leadership). Dr. Goleman's work has deeply influenced me and you'll find it tightly weaved into my last book (The Likeability Factor). The premise of this book is that our brains do a little dance with other people's brains throughout relationships -- and we need to learn some steps! Consider this psychology 101."
- Stumbling on Happiness
"For a Harvard prof, this guy is funny! This book, also a mind bender, will change the way you think about happiness. Turns out that you can't ever find happiness, because most of the things you want will actually make you miserable. In the end, this psychology guru with a writing style like David Sedaris, will convince you that you've got to learn to stumble a little through life -- and then you just might accidently find true happiness!"
- Leaving Microsoft To Change The World
"I met John at The Power Within conference in Toronto this year. He struck me as a smart, compassionate and inspired sort -- and gave me his book to read. This memoir will inspire you to think about your work life and success in a different way. He tells the story about his odessy to educate kids in Africa and beyond -- at the sacrafice of a multi-million dollar stock-option rich career at Microsoft. At the end of the book you realize that you need to do something too, because significance is the new success. Read it and weep."
- Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails: The untold story of how Abraham Lincoln used the telegraph to win the civil war
"In a world of email as primary communication weapon, this book will blow your mind. If Lincoln was around today, he'd give Bill Gates and Steve Jobs a run for their money. He'd teach the Hill a thing or to about fund raising. T-mails (telegraph messages) are the original emails. This book will expand your thinking about how to leverage email effectiveness into a strategic advantage."
- Revolutionary Wealth
"Alvin Toffler is the original Gladwell-Earth-Is-Flat futurist. In the 70's he dropped Third Wave and Future Shock on us and was right more often than wrong. In his newest work, he and Heidi demonstrate how wealth building will change -- and drive change throughout the business world and society. He could have predicted user-generated content as a key media force. If you love Dan Pink's Whole New Mind, this book is the one for you."
- The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
"Wired's Anderson pinned a note to the church door (publishing, media) with his article (The Long Tail) a few years ago. The premise of the book is simple, yet profound: the hits business is a miss in the future. This book confirms the role of ecommerce and self-service in the future of profit margins and truly scalable business concepts. If you loved The Tipping Point or Freakanomics, this book is a must-read."
- The Power Of Nice: How to conquer the business world with kindness
"Finally, a book full of relevant research regarding the law of reciprocity in the business world. This powerful work will help you grasp the power of inspriation to drive productivity and reduce risk. In the future, much of leadership talk will revolve around listening skills and the capacity to possess compassion. If you liked my first book (Love Is The Killer App), you'll find these authors kindred spirits."
- Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win
"This books is a rollicking read of case study after case study of true against-the-grain-but-with-the-market best practices in innovation. If you loved Good To Great, then you'll like this one a lot."
- Simply Strategic Volunteers
"Book: Simply Strategic Growth: Attracting a Crowd to Your Church"
Tim Sanders Who?
Tim Sanders is formerly Yahoo!'s Leadership Coach and prior to that as Yahoo!'s Chief Solutions Officer. He joined Yahoo! through the acquisition of Mark Cuban's Broadcast.com in 1999 where he served as an integral part of the company’s business services division. He was born in 1963.
Sanders is known for his speaking abilities and his published works (Love is the Killer App and The Likeability Factor).
"Tim Sanders message that compassion in leadership is the key to success couldn't have arrived at a better time in the history of American business." - Ken Blanchard, Co-Author, The One Minute