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Great books


I mentioned in an earlier post that I had taken a speed reading course and was amazed at how much it has helped me to read faster and comprehend better. Consequently I have read a lot more books in the past few months than I ever had in such a short amount of time. Many of the books I’ve read recently focus on leadership and I’ve learned much that is helping me better understand the traits of true leaders.

In the spirit of sharing what I am learning I will post my reviews—of several of my favorite books—over the next several days. As I mentioned in a post last week, great leaders study successful people. I do not consider myself a great leader, but I am putting a lot of focus on studying great leaders.

I thank you for reading my blog. I am eager to find out what books you love, what you’ve learned from them and how they have impacted your life. Please leave a comment and let me know what books you recommend.

4 thoughts on “Great books

  1. This week’s recommendation:

    Daniel Pink, author of “A Whole New Mind” expands on what type of thinking is less susceptible to the jobs exodus to Asia. Pink covers the implications of Asia, Automation and Abundance as the foundation of his book. Building upon this foundation he tells a story where he discusses six main topics that show relevance to each of us, particularly, as leaders and provides guidelines help gain skills and insight in each key topic area.

    Although the book doesn’t discuss leadership specifically the conclusions will apply to how people and organizations will adapt to be successful.

    Simply, this book is a must read.

  2. David,

    Thank you for the overview of “A Whole New Mind.” It looks great and I have it on my list.

    Since you started your comment with “This weeks recommendation:” I’ll expect you to make comments about other great books each week 😉


  3. Dear Michael,
    I am excited to come to your blog site. I am grateful for the endorsement you gave Abundant Reading Systems. It is good to see the progress you are making. Keep me posted please.

    As for good books to read: One just for the sheer enjoyment of it is a children’s book entitled “Maniac McGee”. Although it is written for youth, there are some tremendous adult ideas that could be learned as a young boy of 11 teaches a whole town what it means to be “color blind” as he brings the two sides of town together, the one being white and the other black.

    Good luck in all you are doing.

  4. David,
    Thanks for your comment; reading is truly taking on a new meaning for me. I’ll read Maniac McGee as soon as I get my pile of books down a bit.

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