Today is National Book Lovers Day. As we endeavour to make our flexible workspaces the best places for business, we asked our Glandore Members what some of their favourite books are.
With so many of our Glandore Members coming from a diverse range of industries, we found it quite difficult to pick just one. With that in mind, here are our top 5 books around the topics of business, motivation and life lessons that you should add to your list.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
If you've ever watched Simon Sinek's TED Talk based on Start with Why (the third most popular TED video of all time!) you'll know why this book is high on the inspiration list for business leaders. The Start with Why concept focuses around the idea that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way, and it's the opposite of what everyone else does.
Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck
This book is for anyone who is going through a "do over" and is packed full of advice on how to build your own “career savings account”. Much more than just a career book, you'll learn how to uncover where your passions lie and how to apply those skills to your career.
The Happiness Project
This book is a #1 New York Times Best Seller and it's easy to see why our Glandore Members recommend it. Combining humour with life lessons, tales and adventures, The Happiness Project is a detailed account of how Gretchen Rubin believes we can best find happiness.
Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
Getting a second wind at fifty years of age within the then start-up HubSpot, Dan, exactly twice the age of the average HubSpot employee and old enough to be the father of most of his co-workers, discusses life at his desk on his bouncy-ball "chair." Disrupted is a gripping account of the tech life and start-up world. In these environments, is everyone trying to hang on long enough to reach an IPO and cash out? Why not find out.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
You might already have heard of the international bestseller author, Nobel Prize winner and psychologist Daniel Kahneman. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, he explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 - fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 - slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Encouraging a lively conversation about how we think, Daniel Kahneman advises on where we can (and cannot) trust our intuitions and how we discover the benefits of slow thinking.
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