Archive for August, 2009

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

The Girl Who Played With FireThe Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson is AWESOME!   I know some reviews say that FIRE isn’t quite as good as DRAGON, but I thought it was just as addicting.  You learn a lot more about Lisbeth Salander in FIRE, and every bit of it has you rooting for her even more.

Do yourself a favor and pick up both of these novels and you will be just as hooked with anticipation as the rest of us for the 2010 release of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest.

Made To Stick by Chip and Dan Heath

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Other Die was recommended to me by a co-worker.  Being that I am in software sales, it is extremely important that my own, and my team’s, messaging sticks.  And based on our prospecting response rate, it clearly wasn’t.  I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to sell a message – sales, marketing, teachers, parents, spouses, etc!  Really, anyone that has an idea to sell, this is worth reading.

As an example of why you may want to read this book – have you ever heard of the man who wakes up in a tup of ice with his kidney removed?  Of course you have! Why do you remember this story?  You need to read the book to find out:-)

On a side note, I normally avoid any political comments on my blog, but I will add one comment here – liberals, democrats, etc – you really should read Made to Stick.  If there is one thing we are not good at, it’s messaging. If there is one thing big business and conservatives are experts at, you guessed it, it’s messaging.