Book Club

Business Books We Love

Good to Great by Jim Collins

This is the one in the series to start with, but really all 6 cover important topics that any business person would benefit from reading.

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t 
By Verne Harnish

All of Verne’s books are particularly relevant to our slice of business.  They all have actionable insights and are pretty easy and quick reads. 

Start with Why – Simon Sinek

Our Business Coach recommended we read this…it really helped “align” our executive team!

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip and Dan Heath

Another CS book club favorite.  This book really helps you think about the customer journey and how to approach adopting change.  

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh.

In Delivering Happiness, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

The New York Times best-selling team leadership handbook for modern executives, managers, and organizations

Farm Don’t Hunt by Guy Nirpaz

The definitive guide to customer success.  

Gives a great guide to the basics of Customer Success.  When we have a new class of Customer Success Advisors, we read a chapter or two each week and discuss what we’ve learned!

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown 

Immerse yourself in the world of courageous leadership. Brené Brown’s insights will guide you through the process of cultivating a workplace that embraces vulnerability, connection, and innovation.

Power of Moments, by Chip and Dan Heath

We clearly are fans of the Heath brothers!  

The 7 habits of highly effective people, by Stephen R. Covey

This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems.

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life

New Sales Simplified books by Mike Weinberg

We have all of our new-to-sales hires read this.  It gives them some basic concepts and actions. 

Robert I. Sutton, in “Scaling Up Excellence,” says it’s all about spreading the good stuff across the company​​. And how do you do that? By making sure everyone knows their role and nails it.

Natalie Dawson’s book “Teamwork: How to Build a High-Performance Team.” She’s spot on – accountability builds that trust​​.

Podcasts, Downloads and More!

C-suite life is not always sweet.

In this podcast series, we invite executives and department heads to speak candidly about the ups and downs of leading a business and the most impactful parts of their jobs. Hear from top business leaders about how they’ve overcome the most common obstacles that leaders face, and how you can leverage the resources around you to scale your business to record-breaking numbers.

We’re on a break right now, but you can still check out all of the incredible episodes from season 1!

A Bit of Optimism – Simon Sinek

Simon talks with people that inspire him about love, life, leadership, and silver linings. The hope is that we all leave with something I think we need these days… A Bit of Optimism.

Lenny’s Podcast

Lenny Rachitsky (author of #1 business newsletter on Substack with 500k+ subscribers) interviews world-class product leaders and growth experts to uncover concrete, actionable, and tactical advice to help you build, launch, and grow your own product.

 Positive Intelligence Podcast

In six podcast episodes, Anke and Marcel introduce you to the Positive Intelligence and the PQ method, discuss the possible Saboteurs you might have and how to do deal with them. In short, they help you to train your brain in order to feel and perform better.

Find out more about Positive Intelligence here. 

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