You’re Never Too Old to Learn New Things, and You’ll Never Regret the Lessons They’ll Teach You

The return of school buses to morning traffic reminds even those of us without children or teens that school is back in session. Admit it, you’re slightly envious of those students with their freshly sharpened pencils, unblemished notebooks, and most of all the prospect of learning something entirely new.

Data ManagementThe truth is you don’t have to be young or a student to learn something new. Knowledge is all around us just waiting to be absorbed by those interested and curious enough to partake. According to, tomorrow September 6th is Read a Book Day, and books are one of the most inexpensive and enjoyable ways to learn about new things.

From a general business and e-commerce industry perspective, in honor of Read a Book Day, we’ve put together our top four must reads for small business owners, internet retailers, and entrepreneurs of all stripes.

# 1:  Good to Great by Jim Collins 

bigstockphoto_Themed_Street_Sign_72078Do you ever wonder why and how some companies achieve and maintain greatness. The author and his research team completed an in-depth study to answer that very question, and the results yield some surprising and extraordinary lessons on organizational greatness. According to the author on the book’s Amazon page, “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study fly in the face of modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.”

#2:  E-Commerce Get it Right by Ian Daniel

Interested in starting or growing your e-commerce company? This book provides a step-by-step guide for successfully launching, maintaining, and growing your e-commerce website and business.  No one wants to become a statistic, especially this one shared on the book’s Amazon page – “97% of e-commerce websites (shopping websites) make $0 in profits in their first three years online.”

#3:  Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build a Business You Love, and Live the Life of Your Dreams by Jeff Walker

Icon of the facade of a shop store or cafeThe author asks “What if you could create such powerful positioning in your market that you all but eliminate your competition?” And then shares his secret for doing just that and more.

#4:  7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

This business classic still resonates after 15 years in print. More personal in nature, it offers valuable lessons on how any person, no matter their personal or career situation, can become a highly effective person.

Happy reading from Distribution Direct, your warehouse, distribution and fulfillment provider for over ten years.