Setting aside ones dedicated to survival on a deserted island, which titles do you hope are present?
My list, non-business books first:
Put together your list and you might find what I discovered. There are management books that are quite good, but they would hardly be interesting the second, third or 15th time around. Think of the ones that have stayed with you for a while. Odds are the list is small.
Drucker’s Management is a tome but it would eat up a lot of time. His book on effective executives has various portraits of interesting personalities. So, too, does Puryear’s Study. The ones by Farson and Levitt are witty and filled with thought-provoking insights.
All in all, they could ensure a productive time on the beach.
Michael Wade writes Execupundit.com, an eclectic combination of management advice, observations, and links. A partner with the Phoenix firm of Sanders Wade Rodarte Consulting Inc., he has advised private and public-sector organizations for more than 30 years.