Books to inspire you

Books to inspire you

If you’re looking for some inspiration over the summer, here are some of the top books inspiring business owners across the world.

Validating Product Ideas: Through Lean User Research by Tomer Sharon

Want to know what your customers are thinking? This book, written with step-by-step guidance, will help you learn the techniques for finding the answers to your most burning questions about your customers.

Reinventing organizations by Ken Wilber

The way we manage organisations seems increasingly out of date. Multiple surveys show that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies. Reinventing Organizations shows that every time humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness, it has invented a whole new way to structure and run organisations, each time bringing breakthroughs in collaboration.

The Accidental Entrepreneur by Janine Allis

Author Janine Allis shares the secrets and skills that took her from housewife to entrepreneur to head of a multi-national corporation. As the founder of Boost Juice, Janine has journeyed from zero formal business training to leading a company with over 400 stores in 12 countries. This book takes you down the long road that she travelled, including some quirky stops along the way

Eating the Big Fish by Adam Morgan

This book examines 40 challenger brands, identifying their common traits. By using the lessons revealed in the book, smaller businesses can develop strategies to consolidate and, if they want to, compete with the leaders.

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss

When facing life’s questions, who do you turn to for advice? The author, Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to get the answers. In concise, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better.

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman

This book shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus – inner, other, and outer focus. Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, focus reveals what distinguishes stars from average performers and how you can excel in your life.

How We Learn by Benedict Carey

How We Learn shakes up everything we thought we knew about how the brain absorbs and retains information. Filled with powerful stories and practical tips, it gets to the very heart of the learning process; and gives us the keys to reach our very fullest potential.

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan – now Nike. Phil details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream – along with his early triumphs.









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