Charles Duhigg, who found fame as a Pulitzer Prize-winning business journalist, offers fascinating insight into why habits form, how to change them, and how they impact different areas of our lives. Based on scientific studies as well as intensive research carried out everywhere from Fortune 500 corporations to professional sports and politics, Duhigg’s theories on habits can help improve performance in all areas of life, from fitness to work.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg is an inspiring figure in the business community – as chief operations officer for Facebook and also a renowned speaker with over 2 million views on her now infamous 2010 TED Talk on women in business. In her book Lean In, Sandberg offers insight and advice to help women overcome the challenges presented to them in modern business, backed by compelling data and research as well as her own experiences. Packed with wisdom and humour, this is a must have for any ambitious professional woman.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Timothy Ferriss’ guide to living and working smarter and enjoying more time for what matters without compromising on income was seen as a game changer when it was first released. This updated edition features over 100 pages of new content, including actionable templates and strategies from those who used the original book as a guide to changing their lives for the better.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
An interesting and inspiring modern fable, Robin Sharma’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari has become a much talked about international bestseller. Following the journey of Julian Mantle, a high powered lawyer who is forced to confront his mortality and the lack of balance in his life after a heart attack, this is the tale of someone who learned to live with greater courage and purpose and to value time more than material possessions.
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
Jim Dethmer’s innovative and provocative book explains the fundamental concepts and principles of Conscious Leadership – an approach aimed at promoting trust based, focused leadership within a healthy business culture. The book presents the findings of intensive work and research with key business leaders and teaches those in management roles how to achieve all of the benefits of Conscious Leadership with clear, easy to apply advice.
The Tao of Leadership
This updated second edition of John Heider’s legendary leadership book is essential reading for anyone in an entrepreneurial or management role. Used in leadership training by a wealth of major corporations including Intel, Microsoft, Mitsubishi and IBM, it offers actionable, clear advice on forging a path as a successful leader.
The Facebook Effect
David Kirkpatrick’s exclusive access to Facebook’s founders makes The Facebook Effect the most detailed and insightful coverage of the development of Facebook – the social network that revolutionised how we interact on the internet. A fascinating look at what life was like within Facebook’s inner circle as the concept was being developed, and the impact of its incredible growth.
The Wide Lens
Modern products – especially in the tech industry – do not exist as lone innovations, but as part of an interdependent ecosystem of technologies. In The Wide Lens, innovation expert Ron Adner examines how businesses that fail to recognise this and focus on their products in isolation are setting themselves up for failure. Full of insight based on testing and research in a range of global industries, The Wide Lens offers interesting perspectives valuable to any entrepreneur.
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
In an age where there is constant pressure to multitask and spread our attention thinly across a wide amount of information sources, leading business author Garry Keller discusses how regaining the ability to focus on just one thing can yield great improvements in productivity. A short, insightful book with concepts that can help professionals in all kinds of fields get more out of their time.
Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers
In this book, considered by many to be a business classic, Geoffrey A. Moore offers practical advice to help steer entrepreneurs through the ‘chasm’ – the plateau experienced after the rush of early adopters and before a business can enjoy mainstream success.
Patient Will See You Now
In Patient Will See You Now, leading cardiologist and author Eric Topol looks at the potential current technology has to empower patients when it comes to their own healthcare. Topol looks at how things like mobile technology could improve services and reduce costs, democracizing medicine and improving patient experience and public health dramatically. An interesting book full of solutions that will inspire anyone interested in the future of the field.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Silicon Valley venture capitalist and respected entrepreneur Ben Horowitz has taken the same no-nonsense, practical approach to business advice that has made his popular ‘Ben’s Blog’ a fantastic resource for startups and channeled it into this insightful book for entrepreneurs. Witty and entertaining, even peppered with Horowitz’s favorite rap lyrics, this book is also full of important wisdom and actionable strategic advice that makes it a must-have for any new business leader.
Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business + Website (Startup Revolution)
The fifth book in the acclaimed Startup Revolution Series sees Matt Blumberg, a veteran tech entrepreneur who launched his first business in 1999, look at the specific challenges faced by startup CEOs as they begin to scale their businesses up. Including plenty of invaluable strategic advice, this is an insightful read for any entrepreneur.
Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future
With fans including Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, Peter Thiel’s celebrated book for startups focuses on the importance of innovation – bringing new concepts and revolutionary ideas into the world rather than trying to emulate what past innovators like Bill Gates or Larry Page did. An inspirational read packed with credible advice and insight from a leading figure in the business world, this is a must read for entrepreneurs.
The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup
Aimed at entrepreneurs, Havard Business School’s Noam Wasserman’s book The Founder’s Dilemmas looks at the important company forming decisions new business leaders face, and offers practical solutions. Using insight and data from leading businesses like Twitter and Pandora, Wasserman discusses the importance of deciding whether to ‘go it alone’ or work with co-founders, along with other vital choices that can shape a startup at its inception.
The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company: 1
This complete guide to creating a profitable, scalable and ‘lean’ business is considered by many to be the startup bible for tech industry entrepreneurs. With 608 pages packed full of actionable advice from leading entrepreneurs Steve Blank and Bob Dorf, who have multiple successful startups on their resumes, this book offers all the detail and guidance new business leaders need.
Creative Destruction of Medicine
In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol discusses the impact of digital technologies on healthcare. Dr Topol talks about the role of customers and the need for ‘democratisation’ in medicine, and offers his insight as one of the most prominent and credible voices in the field.
The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right
In this revolutionary look at the healthcare industry, surgeon and columnist Atul Gawande talks about the increase in complexity faced by health professionals, and why the industry needs to make strides forward to prevent the level of medical error this has introduced. Using insight from other industries including construction and aviation, the Checklist Manifesto is a fascinating read that raises some inspired points about what needs to be done to improve professional healthcare.
The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care
Harvard Business School expert Clayton Christensen follows up on his revolutionary business book The Innovator’s Dilemma with this incredibly insightful look at the future of the healthcare industry.
In The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution For Healthcare Christensen proposes ways that the industry and government can address its current challenges and explains them in an accessible, engaging style. An important book for anyone concerned about healthcare.
The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses
Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup is a New York Times Best Seller that is considered a ‘must read’ for entrepreneurs. This book teaches business owners to ‘think lean’ and offers insight into how to develop and market products within a framework that can shift and adapt easily.
In The Lean Startup, Ries takes the reader through the mistakes that lead to the failure of his own first startup, explaining how to avoid costly issues by understanding what customers really want and keeping enterprises in a flexible, agile state.