My Top 10 Business Books to Avoid Like the Plague

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Here’s a list of the Top 10 Books I chose not to read in 2022 and suggest you don’t read in 2023. Books are from Amazon’s current Business & Money bestseller list:

1. The Myth of American Inequality

2. I Will Teach You to Be Rich: No Guilt, No Excuses, No B.S.

3. Think and Grow Rich (TIE)

3. Stop Overthinking (TIE)

5. Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Seals Lead and Win

6. The 12-Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months (TIE)

6. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (TIE)

8. Never Split the Difference: Negotiate as if Your Life Depended on It

9. The 48 Laws of Power

10. Discipline Is Destiny — The Power of Self-Control

Reviewing the Amazon list, I’m reminded of what a bunch of wealthy bad-asses business-book authors are, and what a bunch of broke, flawed slackers we readers must be.

Some books I’m excited about reading in 2023, in some cases because I know the author to be someone who has something valuable to say and has authentic experience in business:

Books I’ve previously recommended include:

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TimesUp: New Regs About Women on Boards May Disrupt Employee Wellness

in Top 10 2018, Wellbeing

 

California mandates that publicly traded companies based in the state have a minimum of one woman on their boards of directors by the end of 2019. If the new regulation survives anticipated legal challenges, representation will increase: By the end of July 2021, companies have to have at least 2 women on boards of 5 members; at least 3 women on larger boards.

If states can require corporations to place women on their boards, how far are we from Continue reading »

Searching for Realistic Role Models

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Mindless Cheating

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cheating about nutrition and behavior researchBrian Wansink, author of bestsellers like Mindless Eating and Slim by Design, recently had 13 of his research articles retracted and was nudged right out of his job as director of Cornell Food and Brand Lab, earning a spot on my list of 2018’s biggest wellness stories.

Even if you’ve never heard of Brian Wansink, you’ve probably been affected by his research. His studies, cited more than 20,000 times, are about how our environment shapes how we think about food, and what we end up consuming. He’s one of the reasons Big Food companies started offering smaller snack packaging, in 100 calorie portions. — Vox

Wansink led many headline-grabbing studies of eating behavior, showing, for example, that people eat less when food is served on smaller plates and that pre-ordering lunch leads to healthier choices. His work unleashed many employers’ nutritional wellness strategies, especially “making the healthy choice the easy choice.” Continue reading »