As the leaves turn and the air cools, what’s better than to cozy up with a good. Here are three book recommendations to add to your cozy autumn reading list.
1. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
This book offers a set of practices to help us shift our perspective and create new possibilities in our personal and professional lives. From giving ourselves and others an A grade from the start, to leading from any chair, the authors present practical tools for creativity and fulfillment. The main takeaway? Possibility is a state of mind that we can cultivate by changing our perspective and our practices.
2. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
This book challenges the myths and misconceptions about starting and running a small business. The author argues that most small businesses fail because they are run by technicians who lack the entrepreneurial and managerial skills to grow their business. The solution? Create a franchise prototype, a model of a business that can be replicated and scaled with consistent results. The main takeaway? To succeed as a small business owner, you need to adopt the mindset and roles of an entrepreneur and a manager, not only a technician.
3. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
This book explores the mind works, and the biases that affect our judgment and decision making. The author introduces two modes of thinking, System 1 and System 2, and shows how they interact and influence our choices. From overconfidence to confirmation bias, the book reveals the many cognitive errors and illusions that we are prone to. The main takeaway? We can improve our thinking by being more mindful of the two systems and their limitations and by applying techniques to overcome our biases.
These three books offer practical tools and leesons to help us expand our minds and transform our lives. Add them to your autumn reading list and see what possibilities emerge. Happy reading!
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