Sometimes in conversation people ask: Read any good books lately? … If you’re a CEO, president or business owner, the question would be: Read any good business books lately?
- Want to have a better life
- Want to make more money
- Want to improve work relations with your employees
- Want to improve sales and have more customers or clients
- Want to be more successful
- Want your company to be more profitable
- Want less stress in your business day
The answer is:
Read a business book.
Read an industry trade journal.
Read the Wall Street Journal.
Read USA Today.
Read online business publications and blogs.
I am always surprised when I suggest this to business people and they tell me they’re too busy. But yet they will spend countless hours dealing with employee problems, production problems and every other business problem imaginable. When you identify a problem in your business or an issue you want to improve upon, someone has already written a book about it.
We are in the age of communication. Literally, thousands of business books are written every year. Not to mention the information available on the internet.
Most books are 200-300 hundred pages long. If you only read 10 pages a day every day you’ll have read one book a month, 12 books a year.
Imagine how much more business knowledge you will have.
If you don’t want to read those 10 pages per day listen to audio versions of books during your daily drive time. Another option is to subscribe to condensed versions of books. You can research sources for both audio and condensed book editions online.
You’ll also want to spend a few minutes every day on the internet researching up-to-the minute information on various business topics of specific interest to you and your company.
If you just do these few things you will be well ahead of your competitors.
There are many factors that go into making a successful business. But the one aspect that puts you ahead of everyone else is business knowledge.
There was a time when to be a successful CEO, president or business owner you had to learn mostly by trial and error. Today there is such a vast amount of information on business that just by reading you can begin to eliminate costly mistakes.
The next time a business associate asks if you’ve read any good business books lately, say: Yes!
To your success!
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