Duck and Recover: The Embattled Business Owner's Guide to Survival and Growth
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Duck and Recover, The Embattled Business Owner's Guide to Survival and Growth by Steven S. Little, John Wiley & Sons, 224 Pages, $22. 95, Hardcover, June 2009, ISBN 9780470504901 When Todd and I are out talking about our book, The 100 Best Business Books of All Time (yes, I know, a shameless plug) one of the questions we are almost always confronted with is "What books can give us some advice tailored to the current economic crisis? READ FULL DESCRIPTION
After an always busy year-end of hosting our Author Pow-Wow, reading and judging books for our 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards, producing our annual review of business books, planning our Book Awards Party in New York City, trying to keep up with our more mundane and unsung daily tasks, and working on our secret, obviously unannounced plans of world-domination, we're beginning to see the light here in the New Year. One big recent step was sending our annual review off to the printers*, and in a tradition I started last year to wrap up the project, I'd like to share with you here some of what we have written in previous issues. (I've also put links to previous entries in this series at the end of this post. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
The 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—And Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking Books, 624 pages, $32. 95 Even though Too Big to Fail was written during the same year the financial collapse occurred, Andrew Ross Sorkin has written what we predict will be the definitive book on the subject. Sorkin not only tells a gripping “perfect storm” story—reporting the gory details as our 401k’s disappeared and our financial system became nationalized—but he humanizes the players as well, resulting in an imminently readable, albeit lengthy, book. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
If you're a business owner or leader, you're no doubt feeling inundated on all sides by the gathering forces of this financial downturn--shrinking revenues, tightening resources, anxious workers, plunging profits. When economic storms hit, it's the clear-minded and action-oriented leader that ultimately guides their business to success. In order to position your business for the growth opportunities ahead, it is imperative for you to address your most critical issues now.
Duck and (re)Cover is the ultimate business owner's guide to prevailing and prospering through tough economic times. It questions much of the "conventional wisdom" we all hear about recessions and instead offers an irreverently common-sense approach to survival and growth in the midst of economic uncertainty. This book focuses on the most significant challenges and opportunities facing embattled businesses today.
- Recommends specific, and effective strategies for keeping your business up and running, even if the economy continues to stall
- Includes a wealth of been-there-done-that advice that will help you clear your own path to sustainable, profitable growth
- Written by Steven S. Little, former president of three fast-growth companies and author of The Seven Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth
Now is not the time for timidity. Instead, make the bold moves recommend here to not only weather the storm but to chart a course for your ultimate destination.