business books - whats good?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by HBFOXJr, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Comments, personal experiences or knowledge on the following or other books

    Guerilla Marketing series - Jay Levinson

    Tom Hopkins, Dummy series

    Words That Sell - Rich Bayan

    33 Ruthless Rules of Local Advertising - Mike Corbett

    One minute Sales Person - Spenser Johnson

    Phrases that Sell - Ed Werz
     
  2. site

    site LawnSite Member
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    GOOD READING-
    The Complete Business Manual For Landscape, Irrigation and Maintenance contractors by Charles Vander Kooi

    Minding The Store- The Neiman Marcus story

    Anything about UPS, FedEx, or LL Bean

    Introduction to Accounting- available at your local college bookstore.

    Anything and everything by Charles Bukowski (Sorry I had to slip it in)
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    The Goal by Eli Goldratt
    Every successful business should know about Herbie. Business schools and companies all over the country use this book.

    Get Better or Get Beaten! by Robert Slater
    Leadership secrets from "The Man" Jack Welch
     
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Jack Welch is a retired CEO of GE? I believe this question was on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" just last night. The chick guessed it wrong and lost $16,000.

    MATT
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, retired CEO and Chairman of GE. Also, he was the businessman of the Century voted on just before Y2K.
     
  6. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Estimating For Landscape & Irrigation Contractors--James R. Huston
     
  7. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I must reccommend my two latest reads:

    Raving Fans

    Guerrilla Marketing


    Also,
    Investment books, particularly real estate investment books, have taught me more about money than a WHOLE BUNCH of college accounting and business courses.
     

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