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Best Business Books of 2019

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At this point, 2019 has officially passed half, but this does not mean that it is too late to work on a more productive New Year resolution at work. If you need inspiration for other leaders who are able to shape their careers,

I have compiled below a list of some of this year’s best book from book blogging site.

The Surprising Science of Meetings by Steven Rogelberg

Meetings are not the highlight of the majority’s working day, what if there is some way to attend fewer but more effective meetings? Steven Rogelberg offers evidence-based ideas on how to improve meetings, building on his work as a researcher in teamwork and meetings at Charlotte University, North Carolina. 

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

This book explores the effects of technological interruptions on our personal lives. Newport suggests that people adopt a “full-fledged philosophy of technological use,”. He fleshes out the ways to do so that are a little bit more drastic than simply not keeping phones at the bedside.

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars by Safi Bahcall

Safi Bahcall explains how goal-oriented teams begin to reject new ideas and suggest, instead, better ways to improve them. One of the arguments that Bahcall makes is that structure is underappreciated, meanwhile, culture has more regard. According to her, this contributes to the problem of not embracing the funky notions that the individual inhabits.

Nine Lies about Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall

Buckingham and Goodall claim that many of the basic truths of the workplace are not actual truths. They are distorted conventions and wrong assumptions. Their book examines ingrained ideas and challenges them, which can help one to rethink their organization’s thinking. 

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

Gates tells the personal stories of her life and of the marvelous women she’s met to call to action the need for women empowerment in order to change the world. The book is divided into topics to explain that empowering women is the key to lasting change in society and the human world.

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