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Sep 19, 2014

Best Books for Business: I Beg to Differ

Many years ago, I heard the theory of entropy applied to relationships. Their quality has a tendency to decline over time, this person said. Without effort, couples (and coworkers) may find themselves wondering how they ever got along. The idea stuck and inspired me to tend my marriage well, because...Read more +
Sep 19, 2014

Best Books for Business: What We Hope for When We Read

I’ll admit: I don’t read a lot of “business” books. Maybe it’s because business books, like some hard-hitting business people I know, seem a little too direct, a little too goal-driven, a little too bottom line for me. Not that I mind if other people know where their cheese is...Read more +
Sep 19, 2014

Best Books for Business: The Power of No

I currently have four books and a Kindle on my nightstand, and I’m pretty sure there’s at least one book in every room of our house. Yet I don’t consider myself an avid reader. Maybe I’m too distracted, or maybe life is just plain busy. Whatever the case, when I...Read more +
Sep 19, 2014

Best Books for Business: How JobShift Helped Me Survive

In 1996 my family faced multiple—nearly overwhelming—crises that included me leaving a long-term stable job in a ministry setting. No big deal, just the loss of job, church, friends, and a deep-rooted support system. One challenge involved helping family members make it through each new day. Another was the added...Read more +
Sep 19, 2014

Best Books for Business: Wendell Berry’s Collected Poems

In the late nineties, I was force-fed a steady diet of business books by my business school professors. “Thinking like a businessman,” they said, “requires reading like a businessman.” And so, extracurricular texts were foisted upon me, and book after book from my professors’ personal stacks made their way to...Read more +
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