I’ve spent decades reading good nonfiction books, including business books. And, for the last 19 years, I have read and prepared and presented synopses of best-selling, useful, provocative, and actionable business books.
When people ask me some version of the “what’s the best business book to read?” question, I have no one answer. I need to ask them what issues they are dealing with; what they are concerned about; what they want the book to help them accomplish. Part of the reason that I answer this way is that business books deal with “categories” of issues.
My understanding of these categories has grown in recent years. (It took a lot of book reading to understand this).
I now divide business books into two big-picture categories. The first is “Organizational Health and Productivity.” The second is “Personal Productivity.”
My e-book, 12 Vital Signs of Organizational Health, deals with the first big-picture category, Organizational Health and Productivity. And here is the graphic I prepared and use to summarize the issues that fall into this category.
Just recently, I have prepared another graphic focused on issues of Personal Productivity. Here is the graphic I recently prepared to summarize the issues that fall into this category.
In coming days, I will post more about the issues of Personal Productivity. My hunch is that all of us have a few areas where we have some improving to do…