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Books We Trust:
Interviews with Influential Authors

Books We Trust: Interviews with Influential Authors shares our recommendations for books within the field, and takes a closer look through conversations with their authors.

Books We Trust: Interviews with Influential Authors is a project of Charles H. Green’s Trust Matters blog.

The latest Book:

The Impact Equation: New Book by Julien Smith and Chris Brogan

Yesterday was the official publication date of Chris Brogan and Julien Smith’s new book, The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen, or Just Making Noise? They are doing some cool promotion for the book; check it out on Julien’s site.  Meanwhile, I wanted to get out the word and give readers an early quick review, since I pre-ordered it […]

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Previous Books:

Books We Trust: Fixing the Game, Roger Martin

This is the ninth in a series called Books We Trust. A devastatingly important book was published last year, one that I think got lost in all the hue and cry of the market crash. I want to do my bit to fix that. The book is Fixing the Game, by Roger Martin. Roger is […]

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Books We Trust: The 3 Power Values by David Gebler

This is the tenth in a series called Books We Trust. The 3 Power Values is, simply, an excellent book. Author David Gebler’s unique talent is to combine a Big Idea, such as the need to remove roadblocks as the key to performance, with precisely defined linkages between values, culture and behavior. He brings needed commonsense […]

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Books We Trust: The Decision to Trust by Bob Hurley

This is the eighth in a series called Books We Trust. The Decision to Trust is one of the best books written in recent years on trust; it is a major contribution to the subject. Author Bob Hurley teaches at Fordham and Columbia, so it’s no surprise that the book is solidly rooted in the […]

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Books We Trust: The Speed of Trust

This is a special edition of Books We Trust. Stephen M. R. Covey, Jr. wrote the hugely successful The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything, and I am delighted to interview him in the same week as our own Trusted Advisor Fieldbook hits the street. Some of you may still confuse Stephen […]

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Books We Trust: True North Groups, By Bill George

This is the seventh in a series called Books We Trust. Bill George is author (with Peter Sims) of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. Part of the J-B Warren Bennis series, it has been widely read and praised. In his new book, True North Groups, he (with co-author Doug Baker) focuses on how True […]

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Books We Trust: We: Performance, Profit and Full Engagement

This is the sixth in a series called Books We Trust. In this issue, we talk with Kevin Kruse about his book with Rudy Karsan entitled We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement. Kevin is a serial entrepreneur, founder of The Kruse Group, and co-founder of the e-Patient Connections conference. His co-author […]

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Books We Trust: The Seven Stages of Money Maturity

George Kinder, father of the Life Planning movement and founder of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning, talks to us about the first of his books on the integration of financial planning and the human condition, The Seven Stages of Money Maturity, in the latest installment of the Books We Trust author interview series. Life Planning Trusted […]

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Books We Trust: As One: Individual Action, Collective Power, by Mehrdad Baghai & James Quigley

This is the fourth in a series called Books We Trust. We’ve previously discussed Bill Brooks’ You’re Working Too Hard to Make the Sale, Jill Konrath’s Selling to Big Companies, and Daniel Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. This time we talk with Jim Quigley about his recent and highly successful book, […]

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Books We Trust: Drive by Dan Pink

Daniel H. Pink talks to us about Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, his recent and highly successful book. The Drive Behind “Drive” Charles Green: In the dedication of Drive, you mention Sophia, Eliza and Saul, “the surprising trio that motivates me.”  What got you started on looking into this whole question of […]

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Books We Trust: Selling to Big Companies

The first thing that struck me about Jill Konrath’s best-selling book Selling to Big Companies was the voice.  It is plain-spoken, direct, commonsensical, no-BS.  And it is completely guileless. When I first met Jill, it was immediately apparent that these are personal traits.  She is a Minnesotan—a Midwesterner of the old school. My grandparents and […]

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Books We Trust: You’re Working Too Hard to Make the Sale

This is the first in a new series called Books We Trust. We expect to publish it irregularly, but about monthly. The first book was a no-brainer for me. You’ve probably never heard of it; it was not a best-seller; it ranks about 900,000 on Amazon (not high). But I’m telling you; it is a […]

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