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Updated by George Rodriguez on Jul 29, 2013
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BookleverageBlog July 2013 Reading List

The books (some great) I read in July 2013

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More

Don't be like me, don't wait to read this great book on why selling more of less is the present & future of business.

The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel

I don't read much fiction, but when I do James Rollins' Sigma Force novels are always near the top of the list.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny

I keep coming back to self-help books like this so I must be getting something out of them. This is a classic in the genre.

Choose Yourself!

James Altucher is my new hero. He tells it straight with honesty and verve missing in too many books these days.

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

Great tips and good case studies on entrepreneurs who started living their dream on a tight budget.

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

This book on decision making from the Heath Brothers is up there in my opinion with Jonah Berger's "Contagious" as the best book I read this year.

Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job

Jon Acuff is hilarious! And his advice to keep your day job while you build your dream job is spot on.

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

I finished "The Long Tail" on 7/2/13. I finished "Makers" on 7/15/13. Great authors and great stories make that stuff happen. Here Chris Anderson explores the internet of things and what desktop manufacturing means for all our futures.

You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways...

David McRaney explores the brain and why we are all not so smart and what we can do about it. Fun, short chapters make for a quick informative read.

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Two truths: we are all in sales and Dan Pink's exploration of what it takes to sell today should be required reading for all of us. This book is awesome.

The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills

52 tips on talent and how to build it and nurture it. From the author of the "The Talent Code" this book could help everyone.

A New Brand World: Eight Principles for Achieving Brand Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

If you managed the brands of Nike and then Starbucks we should probably listen to what you have to say about branding.