5 books to read this weekend

 

books of the week

 

As promised  5  good books to indulge this weekend

 

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport is the perfect reminder of how to achieve great things. Newport tells “focus on your work and keep distractions at bay”.

He gives numerous examples of  how high achievers, focusing on what matters became very successful.

In a super distracted world this can be hard to achieve, but he reminds us the human mind has enormous capabilities to adapt. So concentrate in the important tasks, for an hour a day without interruptions. After a while  you’ll notice the difference.

You’ll get work done, plus more free time to enjoy with your family.

Who is the book for? everyone struggling to focus.

Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares. This book is on my wish list. The book gives strategies for those entrepreneurs who want to scale their business. This is a must read for anyone following the entrepreneurial path.

The bull eye framework is a method to find the prefect distribution channel for your product or service. The book tells entrepreneurs should focus on marketing as much as the product/service, kind of 50/50.

Traction gives 19 strategies to grow your business.

Who is this book for? this book is for entrepreneurs who have a product out or ready to go.

Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel.

The co-founder of Pay Pal and Facebook early investor  Peter Thiel tells the word innovation doesn’t end in Silicon Valley. You can innovate in any industry as long as you ask questions. Bringing value to the world is about making questions and finding solutions.

This book gives you an overview of the things that can be achieved, looking at the world  from different angles.

Thiel and Masters suggest that in a near future successful brands won’t need to rely on marketing to get customers.  This would be nice, I’m sure many business owner will be happy to hear that.

Who is this book for? this book is for anyone interested in innovative business.

 

The Winner’s Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success by Jeff Brown, Liz Neporent and Mark Fenske. This books tells 8 strategies you can follow to increase your brain power.

I have to say some stuff is common sense, like eating healthy, exercise and stimulate your brain on a daily basics.  It tells how to turn your brain into a super power machine.

Baked with scientific research, and interviews of people who have faced big challenges. The Winner’s Brain gives an overview of what can be achieved by changing few habits. We all heard about neuroplasticity, the brain is more flexible than we thought.

Who is this book for? anyone interested in knowing a bit more about neuroplasticity as well as how to improve your brain’s functions.

The Penguin Writer’s Manual (Penguin Reference Books) by Martin Manser and Stephen Curtis. This book is about the use of English and how to improve your writing.

I bought it to improve my writing. The book tells the grammatical uses of verbs, nouns, adjectives and other forms. It’s divided in two parts, the first part  explains how to use certain words, gives examples and rules.

The second part tells how to write an essay, complain, letter or article.  It explains the basics of  format, style and how to present the information in an engaging way.

Who is this book for? Anyone thinking on improving their writing skills. I’d recommend it also to students doing their dissertations. It’s clear and easy to read.

I hope you enjoy this list. Next week more books to come.

Have a suggestion? let me know in the comments section below.

 

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