Business Books I've Recently Read

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We have a book club here in the office at Roeser Accountancy Corporation.  We meet regularly to discuss and review great business books.  On occasion, we invite clients to join us.  Over the past year, I've personally read some really great business books.  My goal and expectation in reading these books is that I find a few good nuggets I can use in my business and personal life.  As Steven Covey, author of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People illustrates in his book, we should constantly be sharpening the saw.  If not, we become dull and ineffective.  I've found reading books by today's thought leaders to be an effective way of staying current and on the leading edge of business.  It's a great way to get under-the-hood of successful business leaders - and the ROI is worth the time.

Many people wonder how I find the time to read.  Well, some I read and some I listen to using earplugs while walking my Labrador dog Duke.  He doesn't seem to mind.

I found the following books insightful and fresh with new ideas on how to manage and lead in my business activities and personal life :

Purple Cow - by Seth Godin.  A must read for any business looking to differentiate and stand out from the crowd.  Don't be a brown cow or you won't get noticed.  This book has reached cult status and its message frequently discussed in many business meetings I've attended.

The One Thing - by Gary McKoewn.  How to focus on what matters most in a world with many distractions.  The result is a more rewarding life and greater business success.  This book exceeded my expectations and would be good to read every year as a reminder to stay focused and not scattered for better results.

Essentialism - by Greg Keller.  The disciplined pursuit of less to get more!  One of the best books I've read in years.

Tribes - by Seth Godin.  "We want You to lead us!"  A great book from which I draw from every day.  I actually give copies of this book out to new business entrepreneurs or those clients looking to up their leadership game.

Disrupt You - by Jay Samit.  One of the most engaging books I've read in years.  The author speaks from personal success and addresses the need to constantly innovate and think differently in order to succeed in business.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tiding Up - by Marie Kondo.  My wife gave me this book to read after she finished it.  I can take a hint.  An unconventional book on organizing and cleaning up.  A compelling book on decluttering your life and a new system for achieving it.  This book has been widely read and well-received by anyone looking to stay ahead of clutter and distress their lives.

See my Accounting Matters Blog for Pictures of the Books Here:

I'm always looking for new book titles.  I'd love to hear from you on a favorite business book you've read.  Email me at or comment on our firm's Facebook Page.

Bill Roeser, CPA, CVA, CFP, CGMA


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