After being asked by a number of people I decided that I would put together a running list of books that I feel have been the most important to me.
So here's the list by subject:
My Blog List:
1. Go to My Public Blog List
1. Rich Dad/Poor Dad (The series) - For a mind-set altercation.
2. The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law - Good introduction to law basics.
3. Harvard Business Review on Mergers and Acquisitions - One of the best intro's to the M&A process
4. The Art of M&A Due Diligence - Great introduction to the fine art of due diligence
5. The Wealth of Nations - America's economic foundations
6. Good to Great - some of the best advice for focus and stability in business.
7. Leading Beyond the Walls - virtual collaboration
1. Emily Post: Etiquette - Common guys...just do it...there's no excuse for offending people. (the same goes for women). You can either be one of the guys/gals, or you can be respected and placed in positions of honor and leadership -- your choice. And a quick note - if you are in the public sector -- then there is NO SUCH THING as private.
2. Dress Smart Men: Wardrobes that win in the new workplace - Great overview of wardrobe basics
1. The Lexus and The Olive Tree - Globalization and economics
2. Race Matters - Possibly one of the best books on race/discrimination issues
3. Does America Need a Foreign Policy? - Best introduction to the current state of affairs and issues in global American policy
4. Exlusion & Embrace - A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (with a focus on the Balcans (Croatia, Servia, Bosnia, etc)
1. Francis A. Schaeffer Trilogy: The Three Essential - Great review of current philisophical environment of contemporary christianity.
2. Know Why You Believe - Evidentiary apologetics - and yes, regardless of whether or not you agree with the testimony recorded in the letters contained in the Christian Bible, please...just be honest historically and acknowledge that the authors of the letters actually believed what they were writing. If you believe that they were insane, then at least I will respect your honesty.
3. The Way: What Every Protestant Should Know about the Orthodox Church
4. Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology in the Twentieth Century
5. The Christian Bible (I prefer the NASB - more literal translation from the Greek/Hebrew/Aramaic)