Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Is It Bad Enough to be a Best Seller?

Perhaps my favorite book review of all time isn’t, properly speaking, a review of a book at all, but a flogging of the whole category of business books. It was called How 51 Gorillas Can Make You Seriously Rich, and it was by The Economist magazine. The most interesting thing about it, though, is that virtually every book cited as an archetype of what is wrong with the genre was a best seller.


Why is that?

Read the rest of Jim Stroup at Managing Leadership on bad books.

3 Comments:

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Eclecticity said...

Yours will be different. I thought the other day about your distinct voice.

You are much closer to the action then many leadership authors. You've been there and done that and you know what works and what fails to work.

You don't come off like a hot shot but you have a confident and wise humility about you.

Please please please, let me say something on the back cover!

Cordially, and ever with encouragement, E.

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Eclecticity,

You are more than kind. I'll let you know as matters progress.

Thanks!

Michael

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

P.S. You'll be next to Oprah on the back cover.

 

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