August 7, 2005

What do you do when you're stumped?

I think you're probably like me when stumped by a business problem....I get advice from my network of business associates. But what if its 3AM? If its late, I sometimes do a web search or I fire off an email. Typically though I dive into a set of books I keep around for inspiration. Most times I gain a answer to the problem.

I have 27 such books. In fact here's a picture of them....

A business person could suceed at anything with this pool of knowledge. Perhaps some of these books can help is a full list with some linked to the Amazon customer review:

Advertising Media A to Z by Surmanek
Best Practices of Product Innovation by American Quality Productivity Institute
Beyond Reengineering by Michael Hammer
Creating the Innovation Culture by Horibe
Creativity by Michaly Csikszentmihalyi
Crucial Confrontations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzer
Drilling for Gold by John Warrilow
Flow by Michaly Csikszentmihalyi
Fortune Favors The Bold by Lester Thurow
Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman
Moneyball by Michael Harris
Portfolio Management for New Products by Cooper, Edgett, Kleinschmidt
Product Development for the Service Sector by Cooper and Edgett
Quicksilver by Neil Stephenson
Re-imagine by Tom Peters
Show Stopper! by G. Zachary Pascal
Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley
The Inginuity Gap by Thomas Homer-Dixon
The Leadership Challange by Koozes and Posner
The Luck Factor by Dr. Richard Wiseman
The New New Thing by Michael Lewis
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Who Says Elephants Can't Dance by Louis V. Gerstner
Winning at New Products by Robert G. Cooper

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