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The Books We’ll Be Reading This Summer

Spring and summer are the seasons for beach vacations, slower days and therefore, more opportunities to catch up on your reading list. We’re looking forward to conquering the recommendations from 6 Books You’ve Got to Read: Spring 2018 as soon as our toes hit the sand this summer. In the meantime, as small business owners, we’re going to carve out some time to conquer this list of business books first.



Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals

By Michael Hyatt
This book is handpicked for everyone that, like us, has already given up on their new year’s resolutions. You’ll learn how to design your best year ever by discovering what’s holding you back right now, how to overcome setbacks, the role of habits in personal achievement and much more.



The Motivation Myth: How High Acheivers Really Set Themselves Up to Win
by Jeff Haden
Ever procastinated on a big project or goal? Haden offers practical advice and strategies for how to stop stalling and start working towards accomplishing your dreams.

Deep Work

By Cal Newport

If your to-do list is long and you’re having trouble completing big projects, this book’s for you. Newport argues that the ability to focus is like a super power that we’ve lost due to today’s working environment of frantic emails and social media interruptions. Come away with actionable tips, like Newport’s 4 “Rules” and a training regimen.

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
By Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras
Based on a six-year Standford University research project, this book examines how 16 highly-successful companies got to where they are today. The authors highlight the common practices followed by each business and offer practical concepts that can be applied to businesses of all sizes.

Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better and Achieve More
By Morten T. Hansen
Referencing a a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Hansen explores “Seven Work Smarter Practices” that can benefit everyone.


The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
By Daniel Coyle
Hear from highly successful teams (think Navy Seals and pro-sports teams, along with businesses like Zappos) on how they build and sustain a positive working environment that allows them to accomplish amazing things together.

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