Shortly after “Gone with the Wind” had been published, a young woman sat beside a history professor at a dinner. Trying to make conversation, she asked him if he had read it.
“No,” he answered.
The woman admonished, “You’d better hurry up. It’s been out 6 weeks.”
Then the professor asked, “Have you read Dante’s Divine Comedy?”
“No,” the woman said.
“You’d better hurry up. It’s been out 600 years.”
When it comes to the topic of Activity Based Management (ABM), some of the “old” books actually outsell many of the new ones. Have you read these “ABM classics”?
These days, new books dealing with all sorts of subjects pour from printing presses onto Barnes & Noble bookshelves and into Amazon.com’s web pages. Even if we did nothing but read, we couldn’t keep up with the output. So we must discriminate and decide what we’ll read and what we’ll ignore.
Here are five books I’ve read during the past six months that I found both interesting and informational. You may want to consider one or more of them for your summer reading:
Mark Twain once said, “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” Take time this summer to gain an advantage for both yourself and your organization by reading one or more of these excellent books.