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10 Overrated Business Books & What To Read Instead

10 Overrated Business Books & What To Read Instead
10 Overrated Business Books & What To Read Instead

BNet have thrown in their two cents on some of the more popular business reads out there. From Steven Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

6. “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey (Free Press, 1989)

Publisher’s blurb: “Presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems.”

Excerpt: “The Character Ethic taught that there are basic principles of effective living, and that people can only experience true success and enduring happiness as they learn and integrate these principles into their basic character.”

Why it’s overrated: Insufferably sanctimonious.

Read this instead: “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli (various editions)

10 Overrated Business Books (and What to Read Instead) – [BNet]

Also worth checking out is BNet’s 10 Underrated Business Books. Maybe get one of these during Buy A Friend A Book Week this year.

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Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas

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Kirby Ferguson has written a summary for the book A Technique for Producing Ideas. Generating good idea is a fine art, if you have mastered it you will be successful in many fields. The author of the book, James Young, describes five steps on a technique of combining old elements together:

  • Gather new material, both specific and general.
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Kirby also brought out his own thoughts – drop down every ideas you have in mind – You mind is not always as good as paper and sometimes it only stays for a short period of time. After you’ve dropped your ideas into your notepad, you will also have extra chances of linking and modifying your ideas together.

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