I don't usually recommend books whose titles include the word 'Rich', but I'll make an exception in this case. Let me be one in a long line of many, who are recommending Timothy Ferriss' new book, "The Four Hour Work Week, Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich."
It's a fun read with a serious message —Don't work just to keep busy and feel important! We all know people who feel important because they are busy. But are they? They may be important in spite of the fact that they are harried with out-of-control schedules.
I've often thought that many of these people were bad time managers without specific goals. Now thanks to Ferriss' book we can espouse that sentiment and rein in our 'crazy busy' behavior.
Thanks to Web 2.0, we can uncouple the workday from the hours of 9-5. Most small business owners long for some breathing room so that they can simply THINK about their business. Read Ferriss' book for some really great tips on how to redesign your business and your time.