Reading is key to learning new skills and expanding a worldview beyond personal experiences. Here are 5 books for entrepreneurs and driven professional to read right now.
Be Our Guest – Disney Institute W/ Theodore Kimi
-To no surprise this book is a fantastic resource for small business owner and professionals looking to understand the “practical magic” behind Disney’s massive operation.
Themes: Practical Magic, Customer Service – as demonstrated through, cast, setting, and process.
Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins
– David Goggins is a true hero and most uncommon of uncommon people to ever live. His story is one of constant struggle and perseverance in pursuit of a higher standard and higher ability.
Themes: Perseverance, Humility, Self-Help
12 Rules For Life – Jordan Peterson
-To say that this book only offers 12 Rules is a gross understatement. The text provides clarity on ancient teachings from the bible as well as wisdom of the current times.
Themes: What it means to “Be” and how one should “Be”
The 48 Laws Of Power – Robert Greene
– This timeless book captures the essence and potential of different power dynamics between people and organizations. A true guideline for anyone navigating society.
Themes: Power Structures, Influence, Negotiation
Never Split The Difference – Chris Voss
– True accounts from a professional hostage negotiator working with the FBI. The techniques and strategies discussed in this book will give you a leg up in any negotiation (or conversation for that matter).
Themes: Negotiation, Conversationalist, Working against all odds
(Bonus)The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
-An in depth analysis of the structural oppression, known as mass incarceration. The book offers comprehensive timeline of how America found itself with the largest prison population in the world.
Themes: Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, Politics of Crime