To celebrate World Book Day, we asked the Nexus team for their must-read business books.
With loads to choose from we’ve whittled it down to this shortlist:
- Effective Succession Planning
- The Chimp Paradox
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- Invisible Women
- Eat That Frog!
- Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0
Check out the list below:
Book: Effective Succession Planning by William J. Rothwell
Recommended by: Gareth Scargill
“This book is invaluable for business leaders serious about the most valuable resource they possess – their people.
I’ve found it particularly useful when assessing work requirements, and its helped me to develop structures that enable business growth.”
Book: The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters
Recommended by: Lorraine Devaney
“I found this one super helpful in my personal development. The brain can be devious, and it helped me to not overthink things.”
Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Recommended by: Barry Singleton
“This book was first published in 1936 but it’s still the bible for creating meaningful relationships almost 100 years later.”
Book: Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracey
Recommended by: Naat Ka Hui
“This one is really about time-management. It helps you to understand what’s most important in your daily work and zoom in on that. I always try to eat the ugliest frog at the start of every day!”
Book: Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 by Jim Collins
Recommended by: Martin Stow
“The thing I love about this book is that it summarises Jim Collins’ work really well. It’s got everything you need to know about creating a good strategy and how you can capitalise on it.”
And finally… it doesn’t always have to be a book.
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