Filled with good questions, advice on listening and tips on saying no. I recommend this book for almost everyone including leaders, managers, parents and employees.
Well rounded book on prospecting and sales. I like the advice on leveraging text messaging and social media for prospecting. My favorite quote is "When you decide not to read; you are making the conscious choice to limit your growth and income."
Charlie Munger wrote a letter containing this list of Warren Buffett's eight reserved activities. My favorite one is: "His first priority would be reservation of much time for quiet reading and thinking, particularly that which might advance his determined learning, no matter how old he became." The post contains a list of all eight.
Fun book with a lot of insights for running a retail business. Sam's 10 rules for running a successful company include general business, leadership and management principles relevant to most fields. Related fact, Sam Walton's three living children are currently ranked 16, 17 and 18 on Forbes World's Billionaires List.
Algorithms to Live By is a surprisingly fun book considering the subject. Contains mathematical philosophy on decision making on a wide range of topics. Including hiring, dating, real estate, sorting, and even doing laundry. At the top are several key quotes from the book, two of my favorites are "Inaction is just as irrevocable as action" and "Seizing the day and seizing a lifetime are two entirely different endeavors."
Some of the content of this book is not moral or ethical. Unfortunately the tactics are real and in common use today. One should be aware of such tactics and reading this will help with understanding the dynamics of power.
Insights on how to take ownership and stop making excuses. Covers the mental aspects of making a mindset shift from looking for excuses to taking ownership and developing solutions.
Contains concepts and mental models for accelerating success in business and personal career. Includes many real life examples including Elon Musk, JJ Abrams, and Jimmy Fallon.
Onward is written in a narrative format. The story is enjoyable and follows Howard's story of founding his own coffee company Il Giornale, his purchasing of Starbucks, and covers much of the Starbucks story from the time of his purchase in 1988 to 2011.
Part biography and part business story with insights into leadership and management practices. From Publisher's Summary: Mulally and his team pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world. American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround.