Our TOP 12 books to read for 2019.
Every book offers a unique insight on helping us tailor a better path to lead or follow in the dark world of entrepreneurship. Here is our 1st list just for books! Stay tuned for our 2nd one on the best podcasts.
As the Intelak alumni and cohort 5 entrepreneurs get ready to face their next set of challenges this new year, here’s a top list of creative content for you to leverage from and podcasts to balance your time & attention, thanks to our top mentor Jean-Pierre Mondalek for sharing them with us.
#1 Billion Dollar Whale – Tom Wright & Bradley Hope: The dust had yet to settle on the global financial crisis in 2009 when an unlikely Wharton grad set in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude
#2 The Founder’s Dilemmas – Noam Wasserman often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business?
#3 Open – Andre Agassi
“He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court- but from early childhood, Andre Agassi hated the game”
#4 Shoe Dog – Phil Knight
The memoir chronicles the history of Nike from its early struggles to its evolution into one of the world’s most recognized and profitable companies.
#5 Multipliers – Liz Wiseman
How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter is a business book by Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown.
#6 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
#7 Option B – Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks
#8 The Undoing Project – Michael Lewis
Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics.
#9 True North – Bill George
Discover your authentic leadership. Leadership success book.
#10 Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari
The book delves deeply into the past, present and future of the world and humans in light of religion, science and technology.
#11 Bad Blood – John Carreyrou
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.
#12 Start With Why – Simon Sinek
Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?