The highest recommendation I can give is, "Read Rework."
There are books... and then there are "laser beam books" like Rework.
Authors Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson have set the new standard for concise brilliance. These guys don't take a shotgun approach to solving problems. Instead, they use a laser beam to precisely provide insight into topics such as progress, productivity, competition, hiring, damage control and culture. Anyone can benefit from this kind of writing.
Do you need to know how to solve your work or business problems? Take one afternoon and read Rework. Fried and Hansson know how to run a successful business. They own 37signals, which solves problems for collaboration, contact management and communication... simply. These generous men offer you the wisdom they have gathered over the years and serve it to you on a silver platter and call it Rework. It's delicious.
The highest recommendation I can give is, "Read Rework." And then don't forget to pass along your enthusiasm to others.