The funny thing about business books is that for many stories, there are countless counterexamples of management philosophies that are radically different, yet still successful. What is inspiring about Zappos.com, the world’s largest online shoe retailer, is that it is possible for a business to be founded on curiosity, built with friendship, and sustained with employee happiness.
Spring is a time of change and transition, just right for reading a
new book on innovation. “Seizing The White Space” by Mark W. Johnson
is the latest volume to come from Innosight, and seems to be right the
right thing for spring reading. It’s a highly readable and very quick
to get through if your mind has already made the transition to summer;
yet, it is has enough chewy content for those of us who are still want
to curl up hearthside with an interesting book.
Donna Fenn’s Upstarts is zippy tour through the Generation Y mind, and a must read for students…all of them. It handedly demonstrates that the Internet has created an economic atmosphere where individuals can achieve success with little capital, an Internet connection, and a niche market. The book reads rather quickly; I’m a slow reader and breezed through 100 pages in two sittings.