With Summer around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into a new book and begin learning a new skill or maybe just look for inspiration for the rest of the year. Here are a few books you should consider reading in 2019!
Rand Fishkin, the founder and former CEO of Moz, reveals how traditional Silicon Valley “wisdom” leads far too many startups astray. With the transparency and humor that his hundreds of thousands of blog readers have come to love. A lot of Silicon Valley wisdom misleads founders and startups into doing dumb things. This book is here to help you avoid them. Rand walks you through his journey of being $500K in debt to $47M in revenue in over 17 years!
Big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field.
McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. McCord advocates practicing radical honesty in the workplace, saying good-bye to employees who don’t fit the company’s emerging needs, and motivating with challenging work, not promises, perks, and bonus plans. Her advice provides readers with a different path for creating a culture of high performance and profitability.
In Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Stanier exhibits the fundamentals of coaching into 7 questions. You can then use those questions to change how you engage others, manage your relationships, and guide your employees or co-workers to solve problems and develop themselves!