Beach-worthy Business Books for Summer

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Something about summer brings out the reader in all of us. Whether you’re on a plane or a beach, there just seems to be a little extra time in the day to fit in luxuries like reading in the summer. Our three favorite business books in the office have become required reading for all of our employees. If you’re looking for a quick read that sparks a new way of thinking or working then check out these books this summer. Remote: Office Not Required, by Jason Fried Technology has changed the way we work and live in so many ways. The idea of the office as a physical space is really beginning to fade away for many companies. This book helped us deal with our own fears and insecurities over how working remotely might impact our productivity, team-building, and client service. The Little Big Things, by Tom Peters The premise of this one is simple – “how you do anything, is how you do everything.” Each week we have our team read one chapter. They’re short little rants on everything from innovative solutions to customer service philosophies. We all chime in via email – remember, we’re mostly remote – to discuss how we can adapt these principles and apply them to improve our work here at Lab Monkey Communications. This is a great break time companion. Push back from your desk and read two or three chapters a week to give your brain a break from all those emails, spreadsheets, and conference calls. Death By Meeting, by Patrick Lencioni Have you ever wanted to just get up and leave an unproductive meeting? The problem with most meetings these days is that we don’t know what we’re supposed to be doing in them. We think that meeting is somehow equivalent to working. Without the proper structure and goals in mind, meetings are just a complete waste of time. This book suggests a structure that allows you to focus on tactical, strategic, and visionary aspects of your work in different meetings – so that meetings don’t veer off course and fail to produce measurable and meaningful outcomes. Swing by your favorite independent bookstore on your way out of town and have a happy and safe summer! We’ve linked to our favorite independent bookstore here in Atlanta for all of the titles above. PS – if your brain needs a break from all these business books, our team has compiled a list of what we’re reading outside of work. Check out these titles to keep your brain centered and happy. All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doer Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson In Search of Small Gods, by Jim Harrison On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, by Ian Fleming Heat, by Bill Buford Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Brown Taylor A Crack in the Edge of the World, by Simon Winchester     Share...

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