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5 Business Books You Should Read This Fall

Leaders are readers. There is little you can accomplish in today’s modern workplace without constantly developing yourself – your mind. As a writer and an entrepreneur, I love reading. And I think you should too. There is much I learn in books about human behavior, entrepreneurship and innovation. With books you can answer the questions of success, the meaning and the happiness in work and life.

This fall will see the release of some amazing books that will bolster your attitude in business and life. Here are four books you should consider reading this fall.

Zero To One 

(Peter Thiel and Blake MastersCrown Business, September 16 2014)

Peter Thiel, investor and co-founder of Paypal and Palantir, believes innovation is not restricted to Silicon Valley. In this book he argues that the secret to progress is not competition, but monopoly. By creating your strategy and learning to think for yourself, you achieve more as a business leader.

This book has a definitive view of innovation and how it applies to the innovator, not copying but recreating and discovering something new.

Crazy is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags 

(Linda Rottenberg, Portfolio Hardcover, October 2, 2014)

This book is about taking chances. Her advice delves into the mind of the younger generation as she tries to fire it up to taking charge. The modern day CEO should take risks and should not be left behind.

Rottenberg offers advice from her unrivaled experience and proven techniques to help you achieve your dreams.

Smartcuts 

(Shane Snow, Harper Business, September 9 2014)

An entrepreneur and journalist who has written for The New Yorker and Wired analyzes what startups are doing to take them from zero to billions in few months. She asks and answers business questions on how to do the extraordinary and achieve high growth in business.

Actually her philosophy explains how easy it is to build a bigger business than a small business. Perhaps you need to use the unconventional approach than the conventional one.

Excellent Sheep 

(William Deresiewicz, Free Press, August 19 2014)

As a professor at Yale Bill identified that some of his students were not dealing with questions on how to think creatively and on how to find purpose. He sees that colleges are not teaching students how to think and proposes that higher education should be reinvented.

If you are looking for a book that will offer insight on leading, thinking and living you should read this as it purports what strong values and meaningful definitions of success should be.

Hello, My Name is Awesome 

(Alexandra Watkins, Berrett-Koehler Publishers,September 15, 2014)

This book offers incisive knowledge on how to find the right name for your brand or your company. Alexandria Watkins, ace naming consultant explains how anyone, even non creative individuals can create a buzz-worthy brand name. Her clever examples and counsel will spare us all from putting the wrong foot forward.

There are other wonderful business books that will be released this fall. But these are books I can suggest to you for reading. What books will you be reading this fall?

 

 

 

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