I like this Fran Lebowitz quote: “Think before you speak. Read before you think.” What books are on your desk or your nightstand? Do you want to know what the top 5 Business Culture books on Amazon are right now*?
Top 5 Business Culture Books
#5. <u>Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking</u> – By S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
This book is for individuals struggling with overwhelming thoughts or anxiety about daily tasks. The goal of this book is simple: the authors will teach you the habits, actions and mindsets to clean up the mental clutter that’s holding you back from living a meaningful life.
#4. <u>Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action</u> – By Simon Sinek
He’s got the 3rd most popular TED talk of all time! 28 million people have watched Simon Sinek explain his movement that has inspired many in the workplace. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.
#3. Trump: <u>The Art of the Deal</u> – By Donald J. Trump
It took him to the penthouse and now to the White House. Donald Trump shares his personal and professional worldview explaining his rise to one of the worlds best deal-makers. Trump says: “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”
#2. <u>Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers</u> – By Timothy Ferriss
Ferriss is the ground-breaking author of the N.Y. Times best-selling book: <u>The 4-Hour Workweek</u>. He states: “Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration.”
#1. <u>Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind</u> – By Jocelyn K. Glei
Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office? The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.
What Does Your Company Culture Say About Your Brand?
A company’s internal culture often represents the identity of it’s brand to the public. When visualizing Google’s culture and brand, you think about an open workspace where associates are collaborating and the nimbleness of how decisions are made. These business culture books can direct how your organization operates. After establishing the culture, you may be surprised how quickly the identity of your brand reveals itself.
*at the time this article was written.
Author: Rich Stevenson
Rich Stevenson leads a network of young leaders investing in church planting and missions around the globe (www.malachinetwork.org). He has authored 5 books, including Secrets of the Spiritual Life and A Voice from Home. For more information visit: www.richstevenson.org.