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10 Overrated Business Books & What To Read Instead

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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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