“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.”
That’s from Stephen King’s wonderful book, On Writing. If you want to write really well, you need to follow King’s advice. Most of my clients don’t want to be writers.
You don’t have to master the craft of writing if you want to author a book. You can get help from someone like me. But great books are more than great writing, they include information, insight, and inspiration and you develop those things by reading, widely and deeply.
That’s why I share reading lists that give you an idea of what to read. Use them to discover new things to read. Use them to get an idea of what other people are writing. Use them to develop a sense of what great books are like.
This week’s list isn’t actually a list. It’s a book with the impressive title The 100 Best Business Books of All time. You can find a list of the books that authors Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten selected on the book’s web site.
If reading great business books is important to you, this is a book worth buying. That’s because it’s more than a simple list. As the book’s subtitle says, it’s also “what they say, why they matter, and how they can help you.”