Published 26 May 2017 Category: Leisure

Interesting Reads for Business Owners

For business owners, it can be hard to shut off completely, but you can use time away from a busy schedule by reading one of more of these interesting books. You’ll be sure to have some engaging chats over coffee after you have checked out the books on this list.

Don’t Bring it to Work by Sylvia LaFair

Workplaces tend to be more like families than we realize, and people fall into patterns. This book explains why some people revert to patterns they learned on the schoolyard when they should be far more professional. Find out how to spot dysfunctional ones and discover how to move into a more positive and productive pattern.

Crazy Bosses by Stanley Bing

Focusing on the people who have made it to the top of the corporate heap, these darlings of the corporate press have certainly done well for their companies, but their success has come at a price. Stanley Bing takes a close look at the narcissism of the privileged few who have clawed their way to those highly-prized executive offices. 

The Peter Principle by Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull

Most businesses are actively looking to recruit the best and the brightest candidates and to selectively remove mediocre performers from the company pool. Authors Peter and Hull point out that this strategy has a distinct disadvantage and that as a business grows and changes over time, everyone will eventually be in over their heads.

The Four-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

To be an entrepreneur is synonymous with working long hours but Timothy Ferriss has a different take on the key to success on his book. He asks readers to reconsider what work means to them, and points out that the majority of activities that we spend time on may be unnecessary and holding us back from the kind of life we really want.

The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton, Ph.D

The title of this book may sound a bit harsh, but it provides some great advice on how to deal with difficult people while remaining relatively unscathed.

This reading list should give you some interesting food for thought that you can choose to digest on your own over the upcoming, hazy summer days to come.