We read and listen to quite a lot at Koogar and feel these books are worth sharing with you. We recommend that all business owners read them as there are filled with motivation, inspiration, ideas and suggestions plus others’ perspective to take into account.

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If you have read any or all of these books, please let us know your thoughts and what you have taken from them by commenting in the box below.

 

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Raving Fans

Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service

by Kenneth Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles

“If you really want to ‘own’ the customer, if you want a booming business, you have to go beyond satisfied customers and create Raving Fans.” – page 13 of Raving Fans

Read Amanda’s review about “Raving Fans”

Buy “Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service” via Amazon

The EMyth Revisited

The E-Myth Revisited

by Michael Gerber

This book helps you systemise your business so that anyone can come into the company and run it while you are away!

Buy “The E-Myth Revisited” via Amazon

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity

by David Allen

Do you have a lot going on? Do you create list upon lists? Then this is the book for you…

Buy “Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity” via Amazon

Purple Cow

Purple Cow

by Seth Godin

Be remarkable; is the books theme. It wants you to take a look at your company so you are not standard or just very good… It wants you to be remarkable. This book helps you understand how you can do it and why you should do it.

Read Amanda’s review about “Purple Cow”

Buy “Purple Cow” via Amazon

thebigleap

The Big Leap

by PhD Hendricks Gay

The question is… What is your Genius?

Buy “The Big Leap” via Amazon

B2B

Battlefield2Boardroom: Proven Military Strategies to Combat the Business Mediocrity Minefield!

by Jay Allen

This is a very practical book and you’ll learn a lot by reading it, as it will help you take action too! The book also has an additional Digital Resource Area (only for people who have bought the book) which can only be found in various chapters dotted throughout the pages.

Buy “Battlefield2Boardroom” via Amazon

And all of these too…

8 Comments

  1. Jon Davies

    I think the E-Myth is essential reading for any business owner. We systemise everything – it means everything is done consistently, makes it easier for new staff to do a task…..and frees up my time to concentrate on strategy and growing the business.

  2. Amanda Daniels

    Hey Jon, thanks for your comment!

    I read the E-Myth about 3 times and just didn’t realise how simple it was until the fourth encounter where I listened to the audio version (http://goo.gl/fnLGUZ) while in Corfu on holiday. Systemising everything is great for new people to come into the business and run with things straight away but I’ve also found that systems change too, so we look at reviewing them at least once a year to make sure everything is up-to-date. Can be a big job but easier for others in the long run. Did you know there is a version for Accountants? Find it here: http://goo.gl/mg025f

    Which business books would you recommend to read that are not currently on our list?

  3. Alan Woods

    Great list Amanda, I’ve read E-Myth a few times and it’s a must read for anyone running a business and if you fancy getting more detail then E-Myth Mastery is worth a look :-)

    Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard is great too, really easy to read with some simple tips to follow.

    Have added the others to my Amazon basket now too!

  4. Amanda Daniels

    Thanks Alan for your comments. I shall check out E-Myth Mastery as I haven’t read that one before.

    Is there any book you would recommend reading that isn’t currently on here?

  5. Jon Davies

    Yes – I have read the Accountancy version of the E-Myth. Funnily enough, I didn’t like the “accountancy” bit!

    Although not strictly a business book, I really enjoyed Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational and have applied a lot of the stuff in business, especially around pricing and structuring proposals.

    And, of course, I have to give a plug to Nigel Botterill’s book “Botty’s Rules”!!!

  6. Amanda Daniels

    Thanks for your reply Jon.

    I have read Botty’s Rules and it is good, gives some great little tips and I’ll also take a look at the other book you have mentioned. Thanks for your input!

  7. Robyn Robertson

    Great idea to share your reading list Amanda. I bought the E-Myth Revisited some time ago based on your recommendation (and E-Myth Mastery as it happens, albeit I have yet to read that). I found it a good read and whilst it’s counter-intuitive to how I like to work, I am reaping the benefits of having identified those core business processes and then following them consistently.

    I have ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen on my bookshelf. Seeing it here prompted me to pull down said book from bookshelf and it became a source of inspiration for my latest blog – another win!

  8. Amanda Daniels

    Thanks for your comment Robyn. I’m glad to have inspired you twice to take action… I think its time that I get out “Getting Things Done” again for a re-read. I shall check out your new blog now too!

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