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Jim Collins - Built to Last - Michelle Melbourne recommended reading

Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?"

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John Drury - Integrate - John Drury recommended reading

The everyday juggle of life is real.
Work–life balance is a myth!
Most of us today feel overwhelmed with increasing workloads and responsibility—at home, as well as work.
More and more high achievers (leaders, executives, and business owners) are surviving rather than thriving, struggling to manage the boundaries between our professional and personal lives. To make matters worse, we lack perspective to see how to make changes to do anything better.

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Gary Keller - The ONE Thing - Bonnie Power recommended reading

The ONE Thing has made more than 400 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 Wall Street Journal, NewYork Times, and USA Today. It won 12 book awards, has been translated into 30 languages, chosen as one of the Top 5 Business Books of 2013 by Hudson's Booksellers and one of Top 30 Business Books of 2013 by Executive Book Summaries.Voted one of Top 100 Business Books of All Time on Goodreads. People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships.

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Whitney Johnson - Disrupt Yourself - Whitney Johnson recommended reading

In Disrupt Yourself, Whitney Johnson helps you understand how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply to your particular path, whether you are:  a self-starter ready to make a disruptive pivot in your business a high-potential individual charting your career trajectory a manager looking to instill innovative thinking amongst your team a leader facing industry changes that make for an uncertain future.

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Amantha Imber - The Innovation Formula - Dr. Amantha Imber recommended reading

The Innovation Formula delivers strategies for building a culture where innovation can thrive, based on actual scientific research. Author Amantha Imber holds a PhD in organisational psychology, and has been called upon by a multinational roster of forward-thinking companies—such as Google, Disney, LEGO and Virgin—to improve innovation at all levels. In this book, she shares her strategies and helps you tap into a substantial body of scientific research to help further innovative practice within your own company.

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Clayton M. Christensen - How Will You Measure Your Life? - Dr. Amantha Imber recommended reading

How Will You Measure Your Life is with a book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader—student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or child—forge their own paths to fulfillment.

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David Rock - Your Brain at Work - Anne Lytle recommended reading

In this book, we travel inside Emily and Paul's brains as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with, figure out how to prioritize it, organize it and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul, they're in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works-and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Rock shows how it's possible for Emily and Paul, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today's overwhelming work environment but succeed in it-and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.

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Neal Schaffer - Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn - Julie Mason recommended reading

“Social media strategist Neal Schaffer’s Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn is the most comprehensive book on maximizing the potential for professional and personal networking through LinkedIn. It goes beyond the “business” genre to expand upon the world of social media marketing, branding, and today’s critical focus on career management.”

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Brian Tracy - Eat That Frog! - Marcus Pearce recommended reading

“The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 42 languages) will change your life. There just isn't enough time for everything on our "To Do" list—and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get done.”

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Helen Collier-Kogtevs - 59 Biggest Mistakes Made by Property Investors and How to Avoid Them - Helen Collier-Kogtevs recommended reading

The purpose of this book is to explain the biggest mistakes property investors make and, more importantly, how you can avoid them. I certainly don’t want to amass wealth and then lose it due to a mistake that could have been avoided; life is not a dress rehearsal and I want to create the wealth that will provide me with the means to continue my journey of discovery. Learning from others and their experiences has enabled me to fast track my journey to where I am today.

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