Stuck at home due to the measssures in place around the world to help stop the spread of the virus Covid-19, doesn’t mean that you can’t make good use of your available time. Juggling between daily duties, fun activities, cooking, babysitting or walking the dog, tbere should always be time to read a good business book. This will be super heplful especially when thing roll back to normal. You’re skills will be updated and you’ll learn something new that you can apply to your business or personal endavours in the tasks that you preform.
We curated a selection of 5 business books that we think are really useful to read during these times, and be better prepared for the period after the pandemic.
Vaclav Smil – Growth from microorganisms to megacities
Growth is about determining who we are and what we are. From bacteria to babies. Economies and empires. Growth of everything. Growth has a systematic investigation in the growth in nature and society, going from tiny organisms to the empires and civilizations. Smil takes readers from bacteria to animal metabolism, megacities, and the global economy.
As a scientist, he examines the growth of energy conversion and man-made objects that enable economic activities to be developed and to become essential to civilization. Yet where the modern civilization is headed for growth, will remain uncertain.
Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
Ariana Huffington says that Stillnes, is for everyone. “Whether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career.’
Stillness is a book focused around the one key quality that many have shared. It’s about the zen or the inner peace, which stoics called ataraxia and Ryan calls it stillness. It’s about the ability to be steady, focused, and calm in a super busy world. Stillness is something we can all benefit from and feed our ambitions. Whether winning a battle, building a business, or in simple words just trying to find happiness and peace.
Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
“David Goggins’s book “Can’t Hurt me” is not the first about overcoming severe hardships to achieve success, but it is certainly one of the most compelling and very relevant to the situation we’re at now.
His story of beating the odds, of achieving athletic greatness, of serving his country and his charities, and of mastering his own destiny will inspire all of us to reach a little higher and give a little more. ‘I will never quit’ is a tenet of the Navy SEAL, and one that David Goggins applies to everything he does. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins shows you how the major shift in the mindset can help you achieve things you never thought were possible.
The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon by Steve Anderson
Amazon is the fasted company in history to reach $100 billion in sales! Do you want to learn how they did that? This book will teach you how.
Bezos leverages risk and has created an exceptional culture of experimentation and invention. He believes you don’t grow if you’re not willing to take risks, and he constantly evaluates Amazon’s “RoR” — Return on Risk.
Fortunately for everyone else, Jeff Bezos has detailed and outlined his approach to risk and his growth strategies in his annual letters to Amazon’s shareholders. Amazon has written these letters for the last twenty-one years. When you analyze them, it becomes clear there are fourteen growth principles that articulate how Bezos and Amazon use risk to their advantage.
Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall
Loonshots reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs.
Bahcall, a physicist, and entrepreneur, shows why teams, companies, or any group with a mission will suddenly change from embracing new ideas to rejecting them, just as flowing water will suddenly change into brittle ice. Loonshots identifies the small shifts in the structure that controls this transition, the same way that temperature controls the change from water to ice.
Using examples that range from the spread of fires in forests to the hunt for terrorists online, and stories of thieves and geniuses and kings, Bahcall shows how a new kind of science can help us become the initiators, rather than the victims, of innovative surprise.
Along the way, readers will learn how chickens saved millions of lives, what James Bond and Lipitor have in common, what the movie Imitation Game got wrong about WWII, and what really killed Pan Am, Polaroid, and the Qing Dynasty.
“If The Da Vinci Code and Freakonomics had a child together, it would be called Loonshots.” —Senator Bob Kerrey