Reading to motivate and inspire
Learn what not to do to grow your business
By Matt Malouf
The Stop Doing List gets you off the treadmill of unproductive, frenetic activity, and sets you on the path toward growth. Running a business has never been easy, but today’s nonstop 24-7-365 world makes moving forward more difficult than ever before. Plenty of resources can show you how to make lists, create schedules and manage your time, but they all seem to expect your time to be 100 per cent devoted to work – not only is that no way to live, it’s no way to grow.
Instead, try doing less. This book shows you how to stop wasting energy on tasks that don’t move you closer to your goals, so you can focus on the things that do. You’ll identify your own ‘Stop Doing’ list, and learn a systematic and practical way to eliminate, automate or delegate these tasks so they never end up on your to do list again.
You’ll discover your personal path to business success, develop a winning mindset and forever change the way you run your company – and along the way, you’ll gain the freedom, energy and time you need to take back your life.
Author Matt Malouf has helped businesses around the globe – from $20M+ corporations to start-ups – achieve their growth objectives. Now, he shares his proven strategies with you: it’s not about doing more; it’s about doing what matters.
- Find your inner genius and use it to grow your business
- Switch your mindset to one of success
- Attract, train and retain the people you need
- Make lasting changes to the way you think about your business
If it seems like the more you do, the less you achieve, it’s time to stop and breathe. Get smarter about growth and start developing The Stop Doing List.
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future
By Kevin Kelly
Synopsis: An optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives – from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture – can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Sprint
How to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days
By Jake Knapp
Sprint: Solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days
By Jake Knapp
Synopsis: Three partners at Google Ventures share a five-day process for solving tough problems. Business leaders face big questions every day: What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution?
Grit: the power of passion and perseverance
By Angela Duckworth
Synopsis: As the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
Platform Revolution: How networked markets are transforming the economy and how to make them work for you
By Geoffrey G. Parker
Synopsis: A practical guide to the new economy that is transforming the way we live, work, and play. Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, PayPal – all disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders. What’s the secret? They are are built on platforms: two-sided markets that are revolutionising the way we do business.
Small Data: The tiny clues that uncover huge trends
By Linda Lindstorm
Synopsis: Hired by the world’s leading brands to find out what makes their customers tick, Lindstrom spends 300 nights in strangers’ homes observing every detail to uncover their hidden desires and the clues to a multi-million dollar product. It will enthrall enterprising marketers and anyone with a curiosity about the endless variations of human behaviour.
TED Talks: The official TED Guide to public speaking
By Chris Anderson
Synopsis: Since taking over TED Talks in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.