I love reading, and learning, so I spend most of my time scouring not only the business literature, but also sociology, psychology, and behavioral economic fields for insights, research and methodologies that can help with living a mindful life, making conscious choices, and succeeding in capitalism. Here are just a few of the books you should read…
Chosen because they not only contain valuable insights and information, but are readable and accessible. Okay, most of them are.
There are two types of books here: core and essential titles, and specific situations. Most fall into the “core” category–I encourage you to get these and work your way through them.
There are a few that are more specific: negotiation, competitive strategy, and sales. These are titles that you will want close at hand–I find myself reviewing these time and again, particularly when in the thick of the action.
Most of what you face as a businessperson or executive is not unique. There is no point in re-inventing the wheel. Grab a taste of what others have already identified.
I have found that if your life is out of balance, your work will suffer. If your work is terrible, your life will suffer. Consider any colleague you have seen working through a divorce. Each affects the other. And the inverse is true too, when your life is going great, often your career is too.
These authors have something to tell us about striking a balance:
Funding a Startup
There are very few traditional books on funding startups, and essentially no classes or coursework. It is typically a learn-on-the-job kind of experience. Give yourself a boost by reading these precious few titles:
Send me your suggestions for helpful books, and if I use your idea, I’ll send you a book as a token of my appreciation!