“Your network is your net worth.” Learn how to grow your network from Jayson Gaignard

Mastermind Dinners: Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers, and Linchpins by Jayson Gaignard

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Mastermind Dinners is a no-nonsense, no BS, tried-and-tested, experience-based book. And I loved it. Jayson Gaignard wrote it in an honest, friendly tone and gave away the blueprint for how he used this exact method to go from a quarter-million US dollar debt to a successful business. Continue Reading…

Greg McKeown’s lessons of Essentialism

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 

We need to do it all. We can have it all. It’s just wishful thinking. The reality always hits us at the end of the day. Exhaustion and setbacks are some of the side-effects of going in a million directions at the speed of a snail. Never accomplishing something palpable, being in the middle of something for all eternity.

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Peter Drucker: how to be an effective executive

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The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

What will make you stand out from typical executives? Becoming an effective one.

Peter F. Drucker’s The Effective Executive is focused exactly on this topic, explaining how you can become a better executive for your business.

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Innovator’s Dilemma: how to keep up with a changing market

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change) by Clayton M. Christensen

How can great companies fail when they get everything right? That’s the question Clayton Christensen attempts to answer in The Innovator’s Dilemma. Managers, usually those from big, serious companies, should read some Douglas Adams before answering, or put their reports and assessment results in files with covers that have “Don’t Panic” printed in large, friendly letters on them.

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Nassim Taleb’s guide to avoid being fooled by randomness

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

First time when I’ve heard about Nassim Taleb’s books, I couldn’t help asking:  why is this author so followed, read, and admired?

Looking for the answer helped me discover amazing things about him: his books draw a lot of attention. Plenty of reviews, lots of readers ready to comment and debate on his topics – that kind of stuff can perfectly describe the landscape that Nassim Taleb’s books designed.

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Simon Sinek on why leaders should eat last

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

When it comes to creating a successful business, everyone has a part to play. Are you an employee? What’s your level of engagement? Do you believe in the company’s mission? Are you leading a team or even an organization? What are you? A leader or a boss? Simon Sinek’s Leaders Eat Last explains why the values of a company’s leader can make or break it.

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The Art of Work: Learn How to Knock at Your Own Calling’s Door

The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do by Jeff Goins 

We are tempted to blame ourselves for not knowing exactly what we were “programmed” to do in life for a living. It seems that we pass through all the key moments, decisive ones, without paying enough attention to where we fit best. To which field we belong. And we wake up one day asking ourselves:

“What do I like the most doing in this life?”

At first sight this question may seem simple. Easy. But the answer is a long term key for our future’s door.

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Tony Hsieh ‘s Lesson: Take a Triple Jump for Delivering Happiness

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

Most people fantasize about making money and indulge in the following type of thinking:

“when I get ___, I will be happy, or when I achieve ___, I will be happy.”

The truth is that the things you believe will make you happy, actually won’t in the long run. And also, there are things that CAN make you happier, that you may not yet realize.
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A Brain’s Gotta to Do What a Brain’s Gotta to Do: #Workout

#Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients by Jurgen Appelo

We are all gifted with a great open space in our skull where our brain chooses the way he wants to “live his life”. HE may choose to be lazy. Or ignorant. Or with no self confidence.

But what would happen if your brain decides to go to gym? HE may become handsome. HE may work faster. More confident in himself and ready to test new levels of knowledge.

When a brain works out bright ideas come in. And when a well trained brain meets the proper organization to express himself – fresh and new perspectives on how things should be done in this field may be born.

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