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Of course, I ought to have The Balanced Innovator right at the top of this list and it is something I am really pleased with. The Balanced Innovator uncovers the mysteries of Innovation, and helps organisations, inventors and other entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. As an author, I know the blood sweat and tears that goes into writing. I know how many thousands of hours it takes to take the idea into print, and I know how many times it has to edited and re-edited before it is ready. If you are an author and you are not on this list, I may simply have not read your book, there are thousands of exceptional ones out there. Anyway, Here are my thoughts on the best available business books and I thoroughly recommend them all:Beckwith, Harry, Selling the Invisible, A Field Guide to Modern MarketingBeckwith shares many great examples of how to go the extra mile in terms of service. The author helps the reader think differently about service and what customers expect.Blanchard, Ken and Bowles, Sheldon, Raving Fans, A Revolutionary Approach to Customer ServiceThe authors provide a simple but commonsense approach to customer service. Written as an easy-to-read parable, the story revolves around a golfer and his fairy godmother who guides him through several encounters with outstanding service in a variety of business settings.Blanchard, Ken, Leadership Smarts, Inspiration and Wisdom from the Heart of a LeaderLeadership Smarts contains approximately one hundred easy to understand quotes with a brief explanation of how to apply each one in everyday life. This book is a quick read that can be finished on even the shortest of plane rides.Charan, Ram, What the CEO Wants You to KnowCharan captures the essence of what is important when running a business. He does this by cross-referencing his family’s street merchant businesses in India during his formative years.Charan, Ram, Profitable Growth is Everyone’s Business, 10 Tools You Can Use Monday MorningThis book presents ten easy-to-understand ideas that the author claims the reader can start implementing the day after they are read. Don’t expect anything profound but it is an easy read with some good thoughtsCitrin, James and Smith, Richard, The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, The Guide for Achieving Success and SatisfactionThe five patterns referenced in this book’s title include, Understanding the Value of You, Practice Benevolent Leadership, Overcome the Permission Paradox, Differentiating Using the 20/80 Principle of Performance, and Find the Right Fit. As an added bonus, these authors refer the reader to a Web site that allows the reader to take a test to evaluate their personal performance within the five patterns.Connellan, Tom, Inside the Magic Kingdom, Seven Keys to Disney’s SuccessConnellan writes a nice parable about four executives who visit Disney World in Florida to find the secret of the parks' success. Their Disney Guide introduces them to seven keys that can be used to assist success.Covey, Stephen R., The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleIf you don’t already know about this book, where have you been? My favorite habit is the fifth. It states, Seek First to Understand, then be Understood. Covey includes several personal stories that bring the book to life.Covey, Stephen R., The 8th Habit, From Effectiveness to GreatnessAlmost twenty years after the first 7 habits, Covey introduces the 8th. It’s about finding your voice and adds nicely to the original.Friedman, Thomas, The World Is Flat, A Brief History of the Twenty-first CenturyThe author doesn’t really think the world is flat, but he does shed tremendous insight on how it is shrinking through globalization and new technologies such as the internet. This book includes great stories about India and China. One of its most interesting revelations involves the fact that these countries are now graduating approximately ten times more engineers each year than the United States.Godin, Seth, Purple CowThe goal of the Purple Cow is to teach people to seek out an[...]