Career Books

Recommended Reads

For anyone looking to be inspired!

If anything remains consistent throughout life, it is the books are always the best way to share and receive knowledge. Regardless of whether you are a recruiter, job seeker, student, or simply just a curious soul, these books are bound to change the way you look at the job market, what the concept of “work” is, and most importantly how you can lead a fulfilled life!

 

The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Chances are, you are fully aware of this book! The author tells the story of how he left his company and pursued what truly made him happy in life. It deconstructs the concept of the typical 9-5 hustle and challenges the reader to construct their life differently- in a way that makes them happy!

 

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Regardless if it is in business or your personal life, we are all a collection of our habits. This book breaks down the cyclical nature of habits and how we can change them, for good! Because the book was written by a Pulitzer prize winner and spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, you can guarantee that this is more than just your average self-help book.

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

Being a boss is tough, and being a great boss can seem next to impossible sometimes! So what does it really take to be the best boss to your employees? Kim Scott suggests that building strong relationships based off honest feedback is the core of being a good boss. How and why is this the case? You’ll have to read to find out.

You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

Financial success, for some individuals that phrase is their main motivation and for others it is simply a perk of professional success. It doesn’t matter what you do or what your goal salary is, this book will without a doubt change your mindset! As said by New York magazine this is a, “Cheerful manifesto on removing obstacles between yourself and the income of your dreams.”

Business Adventures by John Brooks

Have you ever heard of an entrepreneur named Warren Buffett? How about Bill Gates? Well, we would like to introduce you to their favorite book! Business Adventures breaks down 12 critical events that shaped the American business landscape. Instead of providing quick, vague lessons that lead to success, Brooks artistically describes the situations and how they were navigated- leading to a deep level of education and understanding.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

At face value this may just seem like a simple story, but the entire plot of this novel is a metaphor. It teaches the reader that you must chase your dreams, regardless of the risks! For those with a entrepreneurial spirit, we believe that this book will surely motivate you to chase and achieve all your goals.

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Everyone know it when they see it- the Nike swoosh. This books discusses in detail just how Phil Knight went from selling shoes imported from Japan out of his truck to owning one of the biggest sports brands that grosses over $30 billion a year. You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy the content in this book, you just have to have a dream!

Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried

With the evolution of technology, living in your office from 9-5 is no longer necessary. There are so many benefits to allowing employees to work remotely like decreased turnover, higher morale, and an increased talent pool. This book is great because like other on this list, it challenges the concept of work and how it fits into your life.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Lead and Others Don’t by Jim Collins

This book is truly fascinating! Following a real life study, Collins breaks down why 28 companies that met his intense standards proved to be great. Their findings prove that leadership and discipline are key to success and how the Hedgehog Concept and Doom Loop affect every company.

Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore

If you are a marketing enthusiast or are simply curious about how and why consumers behavior the way they do, this is the book for you! With its third edition just being released, you can count on this book to provide real, up to date examples of this psychology in action.