The Baillie Bookshelf

This is a list of recent books I have read that I believe have significant business value.  If you are looking for a business book to read I would recommend one of the following.

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    --  Jeff Meyer

Jeff's Recommended Reading List

Passion for Leadership

 

A Passion for Leadership   by Robert Gates

In my opinion, government and academia are two of the hardest arenas in which to drive change.  Robert Gates was successful in both, so I think he’s worth listening to."

grit

 

Grit   by Angela Duckworth

Grit is a remarkable book that challenged many of my beliefs about achievement and success."

 Good-Leaders-Ask-Great-Questions

 

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions   by John Maxwell

 

“This book got me thinking about the value of spending less time telling people things and more time asking them questions."

 

 the-open-organization

The Open Organization   by Jim Whitehurst

“This book reminded me of how important a strong purpose, that resonates and inspires, is for your organization."

 What-Got-You-Here

 

What Got You Here Won't Get You There   by Marshall Goldsmith

 

“Lots of great stuff in this book."

 

 

 

how-google-works

How Google Works   by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

This book includes a chapter on hiring that I found fascinating."

the-road-to-character

 

The Road to Character   by David Brooks

 

In my opinion, David Brooks hits at one of the most important issues facing us today, both as individuals and as a society."

 

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The Small Big   by Steve J. Martin, Noah Goldstein, and Robert B. Cialdini

“I found this book extremely helpful and practical. It helps you focus on small things you can do to influence people in different situations."

 

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View from the Top   by Michael Lindsay

“Thoughtful and helpful insights on building your network."

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Drive   by Daniel Pink

 

“This book provides some interesting perspectives to the question of what really motivates people and drives results."

 

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The Innovator's Solution   by Clayton Christiansen and Michael Raynor

“The authors explain how to pursue "disruptive innovations", and show that innovation can be a predictable process that delivers sustainable, profitable growth.  Read this book and create a disruptive growth engine in your business!"

Give and Take

Give and Take   by Adam Grant

“Quite simply, it was the best book I’ve read in the last year.  Grant’s perspective on the three different types of people in business and what makes them successful was very helpful..”

First Break All The Rules

First Break All The Rules  by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

"One of the most helpful books I've read in a long time with regard to recruiting, developing, and placing people."

 

 

 

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