Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Top 5 Books to Read in 2014

by Kylie Pengelly (follow)
I'm a non-conformist Business Transformer, Writer & Speaker who chooses freedom over convention. www.productiveresourcing.com/welcome
Business (102)      Professional Development (1)      Business Books (1)     
Professional development is often thought of as something you do for your staff, but if you want your business to grow, you really should be investing in yourself.



Dr Seuss Quote


Change is inevitable and if you are not keeping up with what is going on around you in the world of business, you will see your relevance in the market diminish.

The easiest and most cost effect way to develop your own skills and keep up with the ever changing demands of your clients is to read.

There is no easier way to improve your skill set than getting your hands on practical, usable information. Your return on investment will be huge.

Who Moved My Cheese by Dr Spencer Johnson

Around one hundred pages of pure genius. This is simple, easy to understand logic of how to adapt to the situation at hand. The metaphor is profound. It will give you insights into how to handle change that are valuable in both you professional and personal live.

Take an hour to read this enlightening story.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Written in 1937 this is a book about success. The title is a telling sign of what it offers. It took Napoleon Hill twenty years to write this practical resource that has a life time of lessons. He studied successful business men such as steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, and Alexander Graham Bell to name a few.

While the book is from another century and times have certainly changed, the habits of the successful remain constant, which is why I have to put this on the list. It will change the way you think about money and success.

The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz

This is certainly an unconventional way to look at business, but Michalowicz entertains in the same moment as his lessons become clear. The giant pumpkin farmer metaphor is a fascinatingly logical new frame within which to structure a business.

This is a book you won’t be able to put down, because you’ll want to incorporate his practical measures into your business as soon as possible.

The Suitcase Entrepreneur by Natalie Sisson

In this era of social media, internet and a global market, Sisson’s book is a practical guide to creating a business with more flexibility and freedom.

You may not wish to become completely location independent, but this will give you the means to improve your business in ways you hadn’t imagined possible.

She Takes on the World by Natalie MacNeil

This one is for the ladies, sorry gents! MacNeil is completely passionate about empowering women to create more wealth through entrepreneurial pursuits. She herself is an inspirational Emmy winner and has a practical style that enables her teachings to be easily incorporated into your business.

An absolute must read for any female business owner.



Books


If you don’t invest in your own development your business will surely suffer.

#Professional Development
#Business
#Business Books
I like this Article - 7
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Kylie Pengelly
The first thing to know is that you %%need%% a social media strategy
6 likes
Looking at a Profit and Loss Sheet can strike fear into the most ambitious business owner
5 likes
In business it seems that being everything to everyone is an easy trap to fall into
6 likes
If you are willing to win your clients solely on price, you will most certainly lose them on price! ...
5 likes
view all articles by Kylie Pengelly
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 14090
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Local directories will continue to be very important places where small businesses can build a great...
1 like
When starting a business, it is hard to gain exposure, which is essential to make money
5 likes
Many people who have worked for larger corporations revel in the idea of starting a small business
5 likes
So, you want to run your own business but you fear giving up that “perfect” job that keeps the bills...
6 likes
There is a new “buzz” in the air – having a business that costs next to nothing to set up, working m...
2 likes
Rina Chia is the %%'Business Boss'%% behind Take 2 Markets, an innovative concept giving ladies the ...
7 likes
Whether your business website sells a product or service or is simply an online space which explains...
7 likes
Many people dream of being their own boss, having the flexibility to work whenever and wherever they...
1 like
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you have no doubt heard people talk about "Social Media"
7 likes
Kate Iselin, a female entrepreneur with a flair for fashion, design, feminism and current affairs, s...
7 likes
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version