Smart Beach Reads

Summer can be hectic, but it is also a great time to catch up on some of that reading you’ve been meaning to get too.  Here is a list of a few of our favorite summer business reads:

Wooden on Leadership by Coach John Wooden

John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; to get maximum effort from his players. This book focuses on Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership and shows you how to develop the skill, confidence, and competitive fire to “be at your best when your best is needed”–and teach your organization to do the same

Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill by Don Hill
Millions of people have become devoted followers of Napoleon Hill’s winning method of personal success, the Philosophy of Achievement. This new book offers step-by-step applications to help you get ahead in today’s highly challenging economy.

Numbersense by Kaiser Fung

Here is a practical guide to making simple sense of complex statistics.  This book helps you to understand big data by walking you through real-life examples from sports, education, marketing, health, and economics.

Patron Way by Ilana Edelstein

The never-before-told story of Patrón Tequila—the perfect blend of brand chronicle, entrepreneurial inspiration, and compelling human drama, through the highlands of Mexico to the glittering world of Hollywood. This is the true story of how Patrón became the world’s top-selling ultra-premium tequila, set against the backdrop of love, sex, celebrity, dizzying success and, ultimately, betrayal.

Loyalty 3.0 by Rajat Paharia

Learn the secret to using big data and gamification to motivate, engage, and engender true loyalty.  This book will open your eyes to the power of data by revealing the secrets to stimulate engagement, participation, and activity. With this potent combination, businesses can create true loyalty among their customers, employees, and partners.

Coyote Lost at Sea by Julia Plant

When Coyote and its skipper, Mike Plant, went missing mid-Atlantic in November 1992, the sailing world held its breath. Now, twenty years later, the story around the mystery, tragedy, and enigma is told at last.  The New York Times says “”Plant is as close as yachting gets to a James Dean character, going his own way, in his own time, but always with an eye to the sea.”