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September’s Reading List

It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes ago that I was asking readers what books they’d recommend reading this summer.  Where has the summer gone?  (Ok, I know it’s Winter ‘down-under’ but it’s allegedly Summer  here in the UK).

I don’t know about you, but this summer seems to have gone by in a blur. It also feels like one of the coldest summers we’ve had in a while and now the nights are starting to draw in, you begin to wonder where the time has gone!

Anyway, I thought I’d kick off this month and tell you what is on my reading list for September.  Sadly I’m not getting as much time to read at the moment due to two reasons 1) a new baby and 2) change in commuting to client sites (car instead of train) – but what I plan to do is follow Thomas Sinfield’s advice and try audio books.

With my daily commute being quite short at the minute (about 30 minutes), I’m spending the time listening to podcasts from the likes of my good friend Chris Ducker from Virtual Business Lifestyle and also Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income. For such short commutes podcasts  are ideal companions for the car journey, especially as they cut to the chase quickly and contain plenty of actionable information.

For longer car journey’s, as I said,  I’m going to try audiobooks – as this will give me a much greater opportunity to get absorbed into a subject and hopefully I’ll learn something which I can use in my business or apply in my work with clients.   (Side note:  I  don’t know about you, but I think it’s slightly ironic that the 4 Hour Work Week audio book is actually 8 hours of listening – ironic, but well worth listening too!)

Anyway enough about my client commute and complaining about the British Weather!

Here’s what I’m planning on reading this month:

September Reading List

This is the new book from the co-author of the book The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization – it’s  all about using the informal organisational structure to get things done.  If you’ve worked in organisations and you want something done in a hurry, you call Joe and ask  him to do you a favour. Quite often leaders don’t know these things happen, but they do and this book really is about using these informal networks as an asset to your business.  For the one person business this could be equally of use in tapping into to the ‘informal network’ to promote your product or service.  Anyway, I’m looking forward to reading this one and I’ll be sharing my findings by the end of the month.

The other book I’m looking to read is:

Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith is a new book on er using social networks to build influence in the digital economy. Both of these two authors are social media veterans, so it will be interesting to see how they suggest making better use of social media.

So, what about you? What’s on your reading list this September or what you already read? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.