A good man is well-read. The books, or lack thereof, on your shelf reveal a lot about you. Spice up your home library with these good reads that offer a diversity of interests and a wide knowledge base.
I am a book snob. There I said it. I love books. I love them new and I love them old. But I love to keep them, make notes and fold the pages. Needless to say, I love to read. Reading and writing go back nearly as far as the spoken word, and each day, each book offers a chance at a new story.
Whether it is at your “home office” or in your actual office, you need to have at least a few books on a shelf. Trust me, it shows class and sophistication. And no, old college textbooks don’t count. They only count if you’re going to medical school or have books that are research reports that you would reference a lot. That “Introduction to Writing” book either needs to be put in a hiding place or donated to the library.
These are six books from a broad range of genres that will not only provide conversation starters for visitors to your office, but will show your visitors you have a range of reading interests and passions.
“Honeymoon With My Brother” by Franz Wisner
Okay, I know what you’re thinking… and no, the guy does not marry his brother! Franz is living the dream. Great job. Good money. California boy. Engaged to a great girl. But then it happens. Great girl dumps him the weekend before the wedding. What happens next is an affirmation of life. He goes on the honeymoon and invites his brother to tag along.
What Franz finds is life. I won’t ruin the story, but you’ll join him and his brother on their journey through despair and joy, only to find that love is all around.
“Honeymoon With My Brother” on Amazon
The Starbucks Experience” by Joseph Michelli
Even though this book was written three years ago, its content is still very relevant to marketing and to Starbucks. And with founder Howard Schutlz’s return as CEO, the book is as relevant as ever to Starbucks. It’s called, “The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary,” and it’s written by Joseph Michelli, who in writing the book, traveled to Starbucks’ all over the world to gain the complete “experience.”
He spoke with executives, baristas and customers and what he found was a culture that promoted personal touch and inspired interaction of a community. It is a book all marketers, branding experts and CEOs should read and take to heart.
“The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary” on Amazon
There are a lot of choices here, but I am going to recommend two books that while I haven’t read personally, they have both been recommended to me, and they are both on my reading list.
“In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan
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