What I’m Reading Wednesday: Reading lists, debriefs and reviews

October 23, 2013 -  By

I’m tapping out this week’s post from a Panera in Louisville, Ky., the host city for GIE+EXPO, the landscape industry’s national trade show. Also going on concurrently is the Green Industry Conference and a host of other education opportunities from various associations, suppliers, etc.

Conferences like this always have me, and I presume other attendees, thinking big about business and leadership topics and reading articles along those lines, too. That’s what I have in store for you today.

“Jeff Bezos’s Reading List”
Farnam Street blog
I know many of our readers are fans of classic business books like Good to Great, Built to Last, etc. But don’t you want to know what a rock star of the business world reads for inspiration? Check out this post about Amazon Chief Jeff Bezos‘s reading list. It’s interesting to me that he says he learns more from fiction than nonfiction.

“Build Confidence and Trust with Sales and Marketing Debriefs”
Here’s some great advice from another Jeff–one from our industry. Read this and there’s no good reason not to start doing this with your team. Why wouldn’t you want to document trigger words, what’s working and what’s not in your sales efforts?

“How the 5-word Performance Review Works Wonders”
Fast Company
Aren’t we all guilty of over complicating things at times? I know I am. That’s why I loved this article about five-word performance reviews. Are there any other internal systems we can strip down to their core like this one?

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Marisa Palmieri

About the Author:

Marisa Palmieri is an experienced Green Industry editor who's won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named her a Young Leader. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

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