Between the book tour, striking out on my own, and well, life, I haven’t kept up on my own reading much this past year. So in looking at the list, I immediately added a few titles to my Amazon/Audible carts, namely The Back Of The Napkin and The Illusions of Entrepreneurship. And it was nice to see Guy Kawasaki’s new book Reality Check which I hope to get (and read ASAP) from Guy in the next few days.
But some of my favorites reads from this year didn’t make it on to the list. They include Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody and Slide:ology. Anybody who has to live with Powerpoint should read the latter title — especially Chapter 3 on how to create diagrams.
Side note: I usually listen to books on Audible, but last year, started buying business books in print because I like to have them as a reference. The reality is, I tend to listen to them first on Audible, then end up buying the print edition as well. I am an author and book publisher’s dream customer! It was also one of the key reasons why my co-author and I worked closely with our publisher to quickly push out audiobook and Kindle editions of Groundswell.
I’d be interested in hearing what you’re favorite business books were in 2008, and also if you have crazy book reading habits as well!