For many, the slower pace and extra hours of sunlight make summer the perfect time to dive into a book. Here are a few recommended reads to enhance your skills and help you grow your business.
Do you know your OKRs? If not, John Doerr’s latest “Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock The World with OKRs” belongs on your reading list. OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are driving new ways of thinking in all areas of business (and life) and Doerr lays out the case for their impact and lasting importance.
Tim Ferriss’ “Tribe of Mentors” gathers up the best advice from entrepreneurs, elite athletes and innovators (adding up to over 600 pages!). Presented simply and without much adornment, this book’s bite-sized bits are perfect for quick consumption. Read it straight through or jump around to random pages, you’ll find something applicable on every page. Ferriss wastes no space here and you’ll find yourself returning to this book again and again for inspiration and ideas.
Simon Winchester’s “The Perfectionists” finds the always engaging author casting his gaze on the precision that defines our daily lives. With examples from the industrial age up through today’s digitally dominated world, Winchester carefully constructs narratives that will have you looking closer at the minutest details and their outsized impacts.
Let us know what you’re reading in the comments section below.
Ps: 3xEquity’s comprehensive report, transaction comparison report and practice valuations make for good summer reading too and are filled with detailed analysis and insights (including some of those OKRs Doerr talks about) about your favorite subject – your business. For more information click here.