Consider adding these books to your 2018  reading list

 

These picks reflect my reading tastes; non-fiction with an emphasis on entrepreneurship, business strategy and personal growth.

1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl: This book originally published CIRCA 1946 has been translated into 25 languages and sold 10 million copies.  Search for Meaning is one of the greatest books of our time.  Victor Frankl is a holocaust survivor.  If you could only read one book for the rest of the year, this should be it.  NOTE: You may wish to buy the Kindle version as it is more affordable and easier to read.
 

Lesson for Business Owners:
 We see many Owners as they approach exit/retirement not having any true meaning for what they are going to do in their next act in life.  Try Victor’s reflection on meaning for the answers.
    

2. Ownership Thinking by Brad Hams: Hams nails it by calling out all the crippling diseases that destroy value by ending entitlement, and creating a culture of accountability. He shows Owners how to use the right education, the right measurement of KPI’s and the right incentive plans.
 
Lesson for Business Owners:
Your business performance and profitability will increase for every step you take that Brad Hams recommends.


3. The Road to Ruin by James Rickards: The author of many other books; The Currency Wars", “The Death of Money” and “The New Case for Gold”, Rickards is a lawyer and economist who has been advising the Federal Treasury, 3 US Presidents as well as many Fortune 500 Boards.The Road to Ruin is cerebral, intense and a real page turner.

Lesson for Business Owners:
This book will lead you to Rickards research site “Strategic Intelligence”.  You may find interesting his very deep research on the truth behind World affairs.
 

And one more....


4. What’s Your Business Worth by Michael Carter: This easy read puts it on the line. Ninety-eight percent of business owners don’t know the value of their business. Learn why not knowing what your business is worth could cost you millions!!! When you know the real-time value of your business, something magical happens. You automatically start paying attention to optimizing your business, what your KPI’s are and how you are benchmarked against your peers.

Lesson for Business Owners:
If you don’t know the value of your business, why not? The mere process of knowing where you stand magically starts you moving forward and creating accelerated value.

 

If you want to do some reading on why a business valuation makes good sense at anytime in a business lifecycle, fill in the form below and  I will send you a link to the book, 'What's Your Business Worth?'  by Michael Carter. If you'd rather have a conversation, give me a call.