If you’re headed to the beach this summer, you may not want to cut off all ties with work so why not use your well-earned break as a chance to refresh your business perspective?
Here are our top 5 summer business reads…
‘The Third Wave’ by Steve Case
If you’re intrigued by how to have success in a world of rapidly changing technology then this could be the summer read for you! As cofounder of America Online (AOL) and one of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs Steve Case is well positioned to take readers behind the scenes on some of the most riveting business decisions of our time.
‘Shoedog’ by Phil Knight
In this memoir by the Nike creator, Phil Knight reminisses about how he started his empire by selling running shoes out of his parents’ garage as a college graduate. This is a fitting and engaging story about what can be achieved by the man who built the world’s biggest athletic company. Its release has been timed to coincide with his retirement as chairman.
‘Grit’ by Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth claims to have found the secret of success in this self-help book. She challenges the notion that intelligence and opportunity are the winning combination and instead cites ‘grit’ (that’s a combination of passion and perseverance) as being the true factors that lead to success.
‘Sprint’ by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz
If you need to hit the ground running when you return to work after your summer holiday then this book may provide the inspiration! This New York Times bestseller from Google’s venture capital arm GV explains how to use a five day sprint session to launch game-changing initiatives and products.
‘How to win friends and influence people’ by Dale Carnegie
This classic is the most famous confidence-boosting book ever published and boasts sales of over 16 million copies worldwide. If you want to win people over and bring them round to your way of thinking, then this could be a valuable read.