Holiday Wish List: 5 Business Books that Motivate and Inspire
Happy holidays! In Your Shoes wishes you the best in your business endeavors. To help motivate you in 2011, the following is a list of must-read business books that we think you should include on your holiday wish list:
Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. This is definitely not your father’s business book. One of our favorites. Full of counter-intuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.
Linchpin: Are You Indispensible? This book, by Seth Godin, explains how “linchpins” are the essential building blocks of a great organization. Linchpins, according to Godin, are inventors and leaders (regardless of title). Linchpins connect others, make things happen and create order out of chaos.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, shows everyday people how to combine the power of their rational and emotional minds for dramatic business results.
Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell, aks and answers the question: What makes high achievers different? You will be surprised by some of his findings.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink, provides evidence that the use of the “carrot and stick” is the wrong way to motivate workers. Instead, Pink shows examples of how successful companies encourage workers to grow, develop and reach their fullest potentials.
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