Wednesday, August 14, 2013

National Book Lovers Day

Did you know last Friday, August 9th was National Book Lovers Day? We may have missed the page on that one but wanted to share a reading list from Mattress Firm's President & CEO, Steve Stagner.

1. Leadership & Self-Deception; The Arbinger Institute

2. Spin Selling; Neil Rackham

3. Good to Great; Jim Collins

4. Radical Leap; Steve Farber

5. Purple Cow; Seth Godin

6. The Art of Possibility; Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander

7. The One Minute Sales Person; Spencer Johnson, Larry Wilson

8. Blue Ocean Strategy; W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne

9. The Loyalty Effect; Frederick F. Reichheld

10. The Great Game of Business; Jack Stack

11. Play to Win; Larry Wilson, Hersch Wilson

12. Maximum Achievement; Brian Tracy

13. Why We Buy; Paco Underhill

14. Differentiate or Die; Jack Trout

15. The Greatest Salesman in the World; Og Mandino

16. The End of Marketing As We Know It; Sergio Zyman

17. Outliers; Malcom Gladwell

18. The Tipping Point; Malcom Gladwell

19. The One Minute Manager; Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson

20. Nuts; Kevin Freiberg, Jackie Freiberg

Steve Stagner President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Stagner knows passion. Just listen to him speak about his career and his vision for the company and you’ll understand the reason why Mattress Firm is truly one of a kind. Steve has over 20 years of experience in the bedding industry and a wealth of knowledge that covers every facet of the business. Utilizing this experience, he goes the extra mile to impart his passion in order to make the company vision a reality.  Prior to becoming the Chief Operating Officer in 2005, Steve owned and operated Elite Management Team in Atlanta; the largest franchise in the Mattress Firm network.  As President and Chief Executive Officer, Steve continually finds ways to strengthen the Mattress Firm brand and promote our culture.  He also serves as director of the Rousche College of Business Advisory Council at Stephen F. Austin State University, President of the Mattress Firm Foundation, and serves on the National Advisory Council for TGen. 

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