Jim Rohn once said “The book you don’t read won’t help” and we couldn’t agree more. We are in the end of May, which means we are getting closer to the end of the fiscal year. Even though it is a crazy and busy period, when final objectives must be achieved and budgets controlled, it is also a period for reflection and decision making. For that reason, we’ve decided to write about great books that we love and that might help you setting up new goals for a new year.
In our own experience, feedbacks are the most valuable way to improve and innovate. But books might be as valuable. Most times, when setting up goals, we need inspiration, insight and why not mentioning strength. It’s not easy to run a business, so why not taking a look at successful stories of people who have been where we are now?
We have listed a few of our favourites, check it out!
Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
It is the story of one of the most well known brands worldwide.
Phil Knight tells his story in this book and how Nike came alive as a start up and consolidated itself as an empire.
Grit, Angela Duckworth
Perhaps one of the best guides to keep us going.
Angela Duckworth, a psychologist herself, explains and guarantees that success has much more to do with persistence – and maybe a bit of stubbornness – than luck or geniality.
Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
It is a light read but a fascinating one.
If in Grit the author suggests where success comes from, in Outliers Malcolm Gladwell proves that success is, indeed, a result of persistence and practice. This is one of our favourites and we love every example he gives along the way.
Design your self, Karim Rashid
It is a beautiful book.
Karim Rashid is a designer and he gives practical and useful tips based on his own experience about how to optimize life in all aspects. All advice comes through his wise words but also through images, colours and a jaw dropping design.
We hope these books will give you the necessary boost to start a new fiscal year, reading out your way until then (and maybe during).