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    9 Books YOU Want for Christmas – and a Podcast in a Pear Tree


    Growing a business requires constant learning, from your own experiences and those of others. There are thousands of experts out there willing to share their experiences and all you need to gain access is a library card (People still use those?). The following list is based on a completely informal poll of friends and colleagues and is presented in no particular order.

    1. “Good to Great”
      Jim Collins. Describes how companies go from being good to great, and why most companies fail to make the transition.
    2. “Start with Why”
      Simon Sinek. TA look at  the significance of leadership and purpose to succeed in life and business.
    3. “Grit”
      Angela Duckworth. Sometimes you have to fight your way through it.
    4. “The 7 Habits of Highly Influential People”
      Stephen Covey. A classic. But as relevant today as ever.
    5. “The E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World-Class Company”
      Michael E. Gruber. Covers the 7 disciplines every business owner should employ: leadership, marketing, lead conversion and generation, money, management and client fulfillment.
    6. “Deep Work”
      Cal Newport.  This book can teach you how to pack 90 minutes’ worth of productivity into every hour and shows examples of what some well-known individuals have done to achieve this success.
    7. “Shoe Dog”
      Phil Knight. The rise and rise of the Nike empire – starting with 50 borrowed bucks!
    8. “Epic Content Marketing”
      Joe Pulizzi. Win more customers by marketing less.
    9. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F@ck”
       the key to being stronger, happier people is to handle adversity better and  stop trying to be “positive” all the time.

    And a Canadian podcast highlighting trends of interest and value to the small business owner and entrepreneur.

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