Ten must-read books for goal hunters

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Reading is one of those things which you either love or hate. I absolutely love it! From a young age my mom encouraged {my brother would replace “encouraged” with “forced”} us to read as many books possible. The big question is always: “What to read next?”

Many people have recently asked me which book(s) I’d recommend, so between the books next to my bed and the ones I have just ordered, I compiled a list of must reads. There are many more that are highly recommended, but these ones really grabbed my attention {in no specific order}.

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1. The Art of the Start 2.0

Author: Guy Kawasaki
In the digital era we live in, there is no shortage of information on topics such as innovation, recruitment, fundraising and branding. Guy Kawasaki shares his latest insights and practical advice about why business plans are no longer necessary, how social media is replacing PR and advertising as a key method of promotion, using crowdfunding as a viable alternative to investors and much more.

2. Elon Musk

Author: Ashlee Vance
Elon Musk is an inventor, celebrity businessman, an industrialist and outlandish thinker who is most likely to set Silicon Valley on a more ambitious course. He is changing the world through technology and although entrepreneurs will find the book inspiring and insightful, this should be a must read for all as he is creating our future.

3. The School of Greatness

Author: Lewis Howes
This book is a real-world guide to living bigger, loving deeper and leaving a legacy. One will be inspired by the insights shared by exceptional people on discovering one’s purpose and building effective strategies for achieving it. This book is highly recommended for entrepreneurs looking for inspirational role models.

4. Big Magic

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert brings a must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life. She shows how one should tackle what you love most; to be brave, to be free, and to be curious. Whether you’re thinking of pursuing a career in the arts, or simply infuse your daily life with more mindfulness and passion, this book will crack open a world of wonder.

5. Rising Strong

Author: Brené Brown
“When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.” Living a brave life is never easy. We will at some stage stumble and fall. It’s this rise from falling that Social Scientist Brené Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. The magnitude of our circumstances does not matter as the process of rising is still the same and it’s this process that teaches us the most about who we are.

6. Disrupt You!

Author: Jay Smith
Jay Smith has navigated various industries through turbulent economic times and guided them through necessary transformation in order to stay ahead of the curve. In this book, he incorporated stories from not only his own experience but anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses like Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, YouTube, Circ du Soleil, Iams ans more. It will show how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards.

7. Thrive

Author: Arianna Huffington
Our relentless pursuit of success causing an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses and it’s destroying our relationships, family life and ironically our careers. Money and power is the two traditional metrics for success, but this will only hold us up temporarily. We need to truly thrive. This includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder and our capacity for compassion and giving. This book draws on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep and physiology. It’s full of persuasive arguments, fascinating research, much fire and passion.

8. The Power of Broke

Author: Daymond John
This book enlightens us to how empty pockets and a hunger for success can become your greatest competitive advantage. Starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively and further forces you to use resources more efficiently, connect with customers more authentically and market your ideas more imaginatively. Staying true to yourself and being laser focused on your goals will allow you to come up with innovative solutions required to make a meaningful mark.

9. The Industries of the Future

Author: Alec Ross
This book answers the question: “What’s next?” During the past decade, the internet had a world-changing impact on business and the global community. Alec Rossshares his observations on the forces that are changing the world. He examines specific fields like robotics, artificial intelligence, commercialization of genomics, cyber crime and the impact of digital technology.

10. Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Authors: Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner
Some people are better at forecasters than others. But why? This book offers a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course.

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MagdelSteyn

Entrepreneur | Future thinker | Book worm | Sunset lover | Moment capturer

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