One of the best business books I’ve read in the last few years is Rework, by Jason Fried. It’s refreshingly honest, straight forward and pulls no punches.
I am not exaggerating when I say that the following snippet from the book is one of the biggest influences on my blogging style:
Strong opinions aren’t free. You’ll turn some people off. They’ll accuse you of being arrogant and aloof. That’s life. For everyone that loves you, there will be others who hate you. If no one’s upset by what you’re saying, you’re probably not pushing hard enough. (And you’re probably boring, too.)
Highly recommended. In fact, you can finish the entire book in less than 2 hours.