July Recommended Reading For Every Entrepreneur

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel KahnemanThinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

In this international bestseller, and winner of numerous awards, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, provides the reader with a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation — each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

Engaging the reader in a lively and intriguing conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.

Building the Internet of Things by Maciej Kranz

Building the Internet of Things by Maciej KranzBuilding the Internet of Things provides key business decision makers with a practical handbook for capitalising on this latest transformation. Focusing on the business implications of the Internet of Things (IoT), this book describes the impact, spread, and opportunities arising every day, and how business leaders can implement IoT today to realise tangible business advantages.

The books probes into IoT from a business, strategy and organisational standpoint, and includes examples that illustrate the ripple effect that this latest disruption brings; the books shows how to fashion a viable IoT plan that works with your organisation’s strategy and direction, and how to implement that strategy successfully by integrating IoT into your organisation immediately.

For business managers, the biggest question surrounding the Internet of Things is what to do with it. This book examines the way IoT is being used today — and will be used in the future — to help you craft a robust plan for your organization.

  • Grasp the depth and breadth of the Internet of Things
  • Create a secure IoT recipe that aligns with your company’s strategy
  • Capitalize on advances while avoiding disruption from others
  • Leverage the technical, organizational, and social impact of IoT

In the past five years, the Internet of Things has become the new frontier of technology that has everyone talking. With the help of this book learn where IoT fits into your organisation, and how to turn disruption into profit with the expert guidance in Building the Internet of Things.

Originals by Adam Grant

Originals by Adam Grant“Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.” — Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point

Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” — Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In

With this book, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders.

Grant addresses the challenge of improving the world, from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. Using studies and stories from business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognise a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent.

Learn from the experiences of: an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest; a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below; an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA; a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him; and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. This book provides a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen LakhianiThe Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

This book will get you to look beyond your normal thought process. It will teach you to change the way you think and to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of this era. It will get you to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for your life so you can define success on your own terms.
This book makes the case that everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit. As a result, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything – love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more – which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation.

This book challenges conventional ideas of relationships, goal-setting, mindfulness, happiness, and meaning. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, and humorous irreverence (not to mention humour and napkin diagrams), this framework combines computational thinking with personal growth to provide a powerful framework for re-coding yourself–and replacing old, limiting models that hold you back with new, empowering beliefs and behaviours that set you on the path toward an extraordinary life: a life of more happiness and achievement than you might have dared to dream possible.

All In by Bill Green

All In by Bill GreenSerial entrepreneur Bill Green, who started his empire in a flea market, pulls from over forty years of business experiences to share 101 key insights that have helped him build one of the largest industrial distribution companies in the country. For aspiring entrepreneurs, this is a glimpse into what it takes to go from a startup founder to CEO of a publicly traded company.

This is the sort of read that makes you realize that even the world’s most successful entrepreneurs once started as paperboys and door-to-door salesmen — and Green is no exception. All In shows the true value of 100% committing to a venture, and the level of persistence and dedication it takes to become successful.