Nowadays, when social media channels provide us immediate access to all the information we need, it’s easy to forget about an exciting fall activity: reading a good book!
As the weather begins growing cold and the leaves start to change their color, is there a better way of spending a fall day than with a pumpkin latte and a great book?
Take into consideration that recent studies have illustrated the fact that readers live almost two years longer than those who don’t enjoy this activity, according to journal Social Science & Medicine.
So try to live longer and keep your brain active at the same time by reading this six books meant to inspire managers worldwide.
Brian Grazer is a successful American screenwriter and TV producer who came up with the idea that changed him forever: he set himself the purpose of meeting with all the interesting people he could imagine and have what he describes to be weekly “curious conversations.” This attempt has been going on for decades during which Grazer has met with lots of world-famous celebrities, scientists, entertainers and politicians. Getting inspired by these real people and their stories, he has also drafted scripts for TV shows and movies such as “A Beautiful Mind”, “Arrested Development”, “24”, “Rush” and “American Gangster”.
At the dawn of the 21st century, Tony Hsieh was a successful and very wealthy IT entrepreneur. But he couldn’t let go the nagging feeling that one of his various investments, the online shoe retailer Zappos.com, could indeed shoot for the sky. He started wagering everything he possessed on this idea and many years of hard work later, it turned out that he was right (and was purchased by Amazon). Once Tony Hsieh became the company’s CEO, his entire business focused on boosting customer happiness level. This book may be the inspiration needed for anyone concerned to build a successful business. Zappos will go on as a symbol of how to establish a genuinely customer-oriented and transparent corporate culture.
Indie darling Miranda July is possibly best recognized for her famous film “Me and you and everyone we know” which appeared in 2005. Her writing, “The First Bad Man” is her first full-length novel from 2015, a catchy piece of work with many surprising twists and turns. The main character’s story, is at the same time beautiful, ugly, hopeful and heartbreaking, creating a universe where a mix of absurd and grotesque help the story to advance. The word “eccentric” is totally adequate in this circumstances.
Bryan Healey, a start-up veteran, has written a short but educational and entertaining book revealing the major obstacles to surpass if you’re trying to lay the foundation of a functional start-up. He describes the entire process, discussing aspects such as funding, organizational implementations, branding and hiring. Although his exemplifications belong to the tech start-up domain, the pattern could be applied to almost any business venture you want to develop.
What makes someone original? When it comes to Adam Grant, talent isn’t enough if you also have to comply with lots of rules from an early age, in society and your family. The challenge is to fight against the boundaries and create something completely new. In “Originals”, Grant sustains his thesis with various examples from real life and he also proves us why moving too fast and innovative might actually pose a problem. In Grant’s opinion, procrastination, for example, may be beneficial and settlers are usually more successful than first-movers and pioneers. There are plenty of inspiring epiphanies in this book.
Without a doubt, Elon Musk is one of the remarkable people of our time. He might not be the most pleasant person in the world, but the effort put into space rockets (SpaceX), electronic payments (PayPal), transportation (Tesla Motors and Hyperloop One) and renewable energy (Solar City) are radical, to say the least. Ashlee Vance, a business journalist, has accompanied Musk during several years, trying to comprehend the complete width of this genius, where he comes from and where he’s heading.
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