1. The 4,867 Habits of Obsessive-Compulsive People by Stephen R. Covey—Succeeding in business means minding the details. This new book covers everything from “Be proactive 117 times a day” to “Wash your hands six times before leaving the bathroom.”
2. Getting Shit Done by David Allen—Updated edition for Generation Z.
3. Good to Lousy by Jim Collins—Why some companies make the leap…and how to avoid being crushed under them.
4. Who Moved My Cheese? Episode 2: The Quickening by Spencer Johnson—Two mice enter. One mouse leaves.
5. How to Win Friends While Under the Influence by Dale “Budman” Carnegie IV—Includes classic tips like, “Buy the next round,” “Dude, you could totally take that jackass,” and “Stop staring at her boobs.”
6. The 40-Hour Work Week by “A. Boss”—Full text: “I don’t pay you to read books. Get back to work.”
7. The One-Minute Micromanager by Ken Blanchard—Three hundred pages of strategy that boils down to “Here, just let me do it.”
8. White Collar Crime for Entrepreneurial Dummies—A complete how-to for embezzlement, fraud and bribery, plus a razor-sharp back page for shredding the book.
9. Made to Suck by Chip Heath—Why some ideas survive and slowly choke the life out of your company.
10. Random Metaphor Adapted for a Business Setting by Seth Godin—The Tribes of the Big Red Fez kill a large Purple Cow to make a small Meatball Sundae because Small is the New Big or something.