What’s Worth Reading?

You guys stop by here week after week. Apparently I’m worth reading – I thank you for that. I dig that you comment, debate, share and fan my shizzat. You know what I dig, though? Discovering something new. Anything. And I’m asking you – what’s worth reading these days?

I get my best information from you, my readers. You send me DMs, Facebook messages and post things to my fan page wall. You @ me links on Twitter and brighten my days with emails about Alicia Keys looking for a community manager and blogger (and thanks to all of those who have, thus far, thought of me for such a hizzy gig!). You’re my conduit for information, so don’t stop sharing.

Today, share in the comments section something you’re reading. Whether it’s a book or a blog or something you want to surprise me with – SHARE! (click those links and you’ll see my faves!). The interwebz are fer sharin’ so git on it. My reader is bursting at the seams, but there’s always room for great content from any source.

And for the record, I’m working from Los Angeles from today until the 22nd. If you’re in the ‘hood, ping me on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll see about saying hello. While not a vacation trip, I’m sure I can find some time to say hello if the schedules work out! Have rental car, will tweetup.

And in closing, this is fucking hilarious. Enjoy the post-tax day hilarity (and if you’re a freelancer, you’ll love it even more – thanks to @pwcarey for sharing!)

10 comments
timeforcake creative
timeforcake creative

Hands-down: Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. (http://tinyurl.com/62ob38)The book teaches people how improve pretty much any aspect of their lives through better understanding of human nature, human psychology, and the common interactions of mind + environment. In my opinion, the discussions of philosophy + the brain + the human need to reach for goals + the concept of happiness make for an intriguing read.Love love love this book. A fascinating, incredibly-useful-and-applicable-in-everyday-life kind of book.

timeforcake creative
timeforcake creative

Hands-down: Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. (http://tinyurl.com/62ob38)The book teaches people how improve pretty much any aspect of their lives through better understanding of human nature, human psychology, and the common interactions of mind + environment. In my opinion, the discussions of philosophy + the brain + the human need to reach for goals + the concept of happiness make for an intriguing read.Love love love this book. A fascinating, incredibly-useful-and-applicable-in-everyday-life kind of book.

J. J. Breazeale
J. J. Breazeale

I've been off of Seth Godin books for awhile, but I really enjoyed Linchpin. Another interesting (but easy) read is Switch by Dan and Chip Heath (who also wrote Made to Stick, which I didn't read, but it got good press.) Switch talks about how people make (or don't make) decisions / choices / changes.

The Redhead
The Redhead

I've always thought Seth Godin has a unique talent for putting marketing speak into lay-terms and accessible forms. While the information may not always be "new," His system for delivering the messaging makes it approachable. Still have Trust Agents on the list.

The Redhead
The Redhead

I've been curious about Hsieh's book for a bit - thanks for reminding me to see where it's at on the reading list hierarchy these days.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Looks like a cool read! Added to my reading list. Thanks, Ike.

wagnerwrites
wagnerwrites

Wasn't crazy inspired by Trust Agents. Linchpin was kind of redundant and lightweight but I appreciate how Seth Godin wants to all these strangers to feel better about themselves. On the other hand, maybe he's just using us for the money. Dunno.

Mike Stenger
Mike Stenger

As far as books, that would have to be Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (Zappos CEO) and The Next Evolution Of Marketing by Bob Gilbreath. Blogs would have to be The Rise To The Top, Nathan Hangen, Social Media Examiner and a bunch others I'm probably missing.

Ike Pigott
Ike Pigott

I am re-reading it, but it is worth it."The Story Factor," by Annette Simmons.It breaks down why Story is THE most powerful form of communication for persuasion, and how to fine-tune the stories you tell for the results you want.(That link is a straight link, no affiliate code.)