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LEONARD THE BEE
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BuzzBuzzHome's Bumbling Business Book Bunch

Leonard the Bee here, buzzing at'cha about a new bookclub that we launching, called "BuzzBuzzHome's Bumbling Business Book Bunch".

What's it all about? Easy..... every two months we are going to gather at the BuzzBuzzHome World Headquarters (located in Toronto) to discuss different business-related books.

The book that we are currently reading will be listed here, in this thread. Feel free to comment on the book that is being read and raise some questions here.

Stay tuned as we, along with Ratehub Canada, announce the next book!

Happy reading....
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RATEHUB.CA
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SO excited! I need something like this to stay committed to reading the best business books. And to get input from the best business minds in the industry, of course!
What are we going to choose for the first book? Should we do new books or go through the best business books of all time? Or both?
Here are some I haven't got around to reading, but would like to:
- Gladwell's Outliers or Tipping Point (embarrassed I haven't read these yet!)
- The 4-hr Workweek
- Steve Jobs
- the Seth Godin sundae one
- The Creative Workshop
- 7 Habits of Highly Successful People
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- Made to Stick
Others I wouldn't mind re-reading since it's been so long:
- Cialdini's Influence
- Blue Ocean Strategy
This might also give us some ideas:
http://www.amazon.ca/100-Best-Business-Books-Time/dp/1591842409/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326307227&sr=8-1
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Hey @RateHub,
Looking forward to discussing some biz-books!
What an awesome read!!
I would like to read Blue Ocean Strategy, but I hear it is awful to get through! Maybe we should start off with something a little more fun?
I have not read Outliers or Tipping Point, and really want to. I also really to read the Seth Godin sundae one.
I suggest:
February: Tipping Point
April: Seth Godin's Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync?
May: The 4-hr Workweek
Thoughts?
 
 
IAN GORDON
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I've read most of those, but would love to re-read and talk about any of them. I'd add:
E-myth
The War of Art (or the shorter Doing the Work)
Buyology
Art of the Start
Anything by Godin is Gold- Meatball Sundae, Purple Cow, The Dip, ...
Tipping Point was fantastic. Made to Stick is a must read for you two. Must. Read.
 
 
RATEHUB.CA
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Looks good to me! Let's do it. Want to do a meetup similar to the TT one?
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Ian said:
I've read most of those, but would love to re-read and talk about any of them. I'd add:
E-myth
The War of Art (or the shorter Doing the Work)
Buyology
Art of the Start
Anything by Godin is Gold- Meatball Sundae, Purple Cow, The Dip, ...
Tipping Point was fantastic. Made to Stick is a must read for you two. Must. Read.

Loved "Made to Stick". It is a bible.
 
 
DNA3 CONDOS
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The Tipping Point is great! Wouldn't mind reading it again!
Another great book is Then We Set His Hair On Fire by Phil Dusenberry (former chairman of BBDO) has great marketing/advertising insights!! Definitely an entertaining page turner!
 
 
BRIAN PERSAUD
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im in...keep us posted via email
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Here is an other book, as recommended by Thomas Oppong: Startups That Work: Surprising Research on What Makes or Breaks a New Company
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Startups-That-Work-Surprising-Research/dp/159184102X
Looks interesting, but there is no e-book version.
 
 
ERIN BURY
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Hey guys, would love to join for an upcoming meetup...I'm in two book clubs already so can't promise I will actually read any new ones, but I've read 4 Hour Workweek so I'll come when you discuss that one! :)
 
 
ARA MAMOURIAN
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Reading the Art of War changed the way I look at life and business. I would recommend it to EVERYONE! I'm open to any book you guys decide. I am definitely interested in being part of this book club if it isn't too late. if you're doing email let me know ara@springrealty.ca or msg here.
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Okay, details for the FIRST BuzzBuzzHome's Bumbling Business Book Bunch.
Date: February 29th
Time: 7pm
Location: BuzzBuzzHome World HQ
Book: Tipping Point
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tipping-Point-Little-Things-Difference/dp/0316346624
 
 
EAMON HARPER
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anybody read Jeffrey Gitomer's Sales books? The Sales Bible, Little Gold book of Yes, Little Green book of Getting your way, Little Black book of Connections etc.. I find them well written and not so dry like some Sales and Marketing books.
 
 
STEPHANIE STOUTE
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Great book to start with....looking forward to it
 
 
ARA MAMOURIAN
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I'm about half way through the book now and so far my mind is being blasted. Can't believe I haven't read this book yet. AMAZING!
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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@ara Which book? Coming to the book club?
 
 
ARA MAMOURIAN
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Matthew said:
@ara Which book? Coming to the book club?

Reading the Tipping point for the book club. Looking forward to it.
 
 
DUMITRU
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I've already got that book! Maybe I'll have to pull it off the shelf for a quick re-read, and I'm in for the meetup.
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Ara said:
Reading the Tipping point for the book club. Looking forward to it.

Sweet! I am at about 25%. Excellent book. We are going to have a lot to discuss!!
Dumitru said:
I've already got that book! Maybe I'll have to pull it off the shelf for a quick re-read, and I'm in for the meetup.

Get reading!! The Book Club is coming up quick!
 
 
RYAN MCGOVERN
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I just ordered "The Power Broker" by Robert Caro, which is a biography of Robert Moses, "the man who made New York". He was responsible for the bulk of freeways, bridges and major roads built in New York City and beyond during the post war infrastructure boom (a lot of which made him a much maligned figure as he virtually wiped our neighbourhoods and communities in the process, and had a tendency to be discriminatory towards areas dense with minorities)
Don't know if this would qualify as a "business" book, but more or less a cautionary tale for anybody responsible for decision making, long term vision and planning. And having to deal with consequences of their decisions.
But at over 1300 pages, I don't know if I'll be done in time!
 
 
RATEHUB.CA
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Wow, looks like it's going to be a great group! -KL
 
 
RATEHUB.CA
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Bookclubbers! I'm going on a last minute vacation at the end of the month and, therefore, am going to miss the first meeting. Since I'm supposed to host with Matt, I was hoping we could move the date to the next week?
I propose March 7th or 8th. Any big objections?!
Let us know so we can send out a reminder closer to the date!
I promise to prep the book club questions while I'm soaking up the sun :)
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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New date works!
Maybe we need a Meetup Group for this?
 
 
DUMITRU
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More than half way through the book now! Has the date definitely been changed up, and is there a Meetup group set up yet that I should know about?
 
 
ARA MAMOURIAN
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Just finished the book yesterday but don't have a problem with date change. Email updates are ideal: ara(at)springrealty(dot)ca
 
 
DUMITRU
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Just finished the book as well last night. I might as well leave my email address for updates: dumitru[at]youbidlocal[dot]com
 
 
YOUNG REALTY INC.
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The only book you will ever need in your entire life, whether it is for business or personal, it covers everything, Napolean Hills "Think and Grow Rich" If you believe that your actions dictate your results, which they do, this book shows you how to change your actions so that your results change. Ever wonder why Realtors make the same money year after year, and they think changing their website or their business cards will make more sales, fat chance. Sales are a result of how well they grasp the concept of changing their thinking. The only company changing Realtors from the inside out is Young Realty Inc. Come and join us at our monthly education seminar this Thursday, all are welcome.
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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It looks like we missed the Business Book Club date! Woops.
I blame it on myself.
The new OFFICIAL date is Wednesday March 21st. PLEASE mark it in your calendars.
 
 
DUMITRU
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Marked it down. Same place, BBH offices? What about time?
 
 
MATTHEW SLUTSKY
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Late notice: The book club will have to be rescheduled. Sorry for the late notice.
 
 
 
 
 

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