I have heard about this new book Entreleadership or something of the sort. On amazon.com the book has 136 5 star reviews, 6 4 star and only 1 negative review (2 starts or below). I can say that I hold to 70% of his wisdom on financial management. His new book makes me wonder if its a book about careers or what. Would it be a book that would help people select better companies to work for? If so how can I apply this to a place like Career Builder where you do not know whom you are working for?
If you have read the book do comment. I am not a small business person, but a traditional employee. Finding a better company to work for would be nice but may not be possible. But if it is possible would this book help?
It can help if you look at things from the perspective of a leader (which you should be in process of becoming one regardless of whether or not you are in "management"). I think you'll know more about what sort of job-culture in which you would like to work.
Just as a side note, though, it is possible to find better companies to work for (Unless you are working in the best place to work! :)
I haven't actually read it but I'm sure it's geared toward entrepreneurs/business leaders. At best it would help you know what to look for in a leader of an entrepreneurial company, but I'd say it's probably not a book that would be very helpful for selecting better companies to work for. I'm not sure I know of any off the top of my head. In my opinion the best companies to work for are entrepreneurial in nature, they give their employees freedom to come up with and try new ideas. To me, those are the companies that are fun and exciting to work for, but that isn't for everybody. One thing to keep in mind, to work at the best companies, you have to be the best worker. If you find the best company in your area but don't contribute, you won't last long.
I think Dan's 48 Days book does a pretty good job of describing how to find a better company to work for - come up with a list of all the companies in your area (or the area you want to work in) that specialize in an area that excites you, and contact them about going in for an interview. Before the interview come up with a list of questions that are important in the type of job-culture you want to work in. An interview isn't just for a company to find out about you, but for you to find out about them. The interview should tell you if it's a good company or not.