Great Reads, Podcasts and Movies for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you, our clients and customers. I was inspired by Michael Reynolds’ post on the “Top Ten Business Books to read over Thanksgiving”.  This is a great idea as not all of us want to watch football; so we asked our employees what they’d recommend reading, listening to or even watching, and here are our lists:

Business Books:

Internet Business Inspiration and Marketing Insights:

Crush ItGet Rich Click! , The 4-Hour WorkweekThe New Rules of Marketing & PR,  (Amberly Rundell)

The Goal (Jennifer Manz)

Made to Stick (Sara Mannix)

Optimize (Bill Bouchard)

The Barefoot Executive (Pam Sissons)

There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics (Jeremy Abel)

Liar’s Poker  (Brian McGrath)


The Sales Bible (Valleri James and Rick Marchant)

Podcasts: Business and Internet Marketing

Morning Joe (Brian McGrath)

Entreleadership – any of them, InboundNow specifically PPC and Remarketing with Joanna Lord, HBR Ideacast specifically the New Sales Playbook and How Effective Leaders Talks and CopyBloggers podcast with Seth Godin on When You Should Start Marketing Your Product, Service, or Idea  (Sara Mannix)

HBRIdeaCast (Jeremy Abel)

Six Pixels of Separation (Pam Sissons)

TedTalk – Matt Cutt’s 30 days Motivation (Rick Marchant)

Just for Fun – Movies and Books that Simply Entertain:


Christmas Story (Valleri James)

The Usual Suspects (Rick Marchant)

Game of Thrones Season I and II on Blu-Ray (Sara Mannix)

Pride and Prejudice (Ashley LaVoy)

The Sound of Music – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s  (Jennifer Manz)

The Shawshank Redemption (Bill Bouchard)

Princess Bride (Pam Sissons)

Two for the Money (Jeremy Abel)

Wedding Crashers (Brian McGrath)

Moonrise Kingdom (Maura Bannon)

Entertaining Books:

anything Crichton (Brian McGrath)

Compiled works: Sherlock Holmes – short stories (Pam Sissons)

World War Z (Bill Bouchard)

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume  (Jennifer Manz)

50 Shades Trilogy (Ashley LaVoy)

Hunger Games Series (Rick Marchant and Sara Mannix)

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix founded Mannix in 1996 with a goal to get clients found on the web through organic search engine optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of 30 specialists, operating under the tagline "Success Measured." The tagline reflects the company's focus on measurable results for every client. This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, conversion rate optimization, SEO-friendly website design, paid advertising (PPC). Mannix Marketing has two divisions, one side is focused on lead generation for nationally competitive businesses. The other side is focused on local businesses. Mannix has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, (,,, and etc), reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions every month.