“Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” This quote from Norman Vincent Peale may be inspiring, but it’s missing some crucial information: How the heck do you build a rocket?
So if you find yourself with a big goal and only a fuzzy idea of how to get there, the five business books below will provide you with both instruction and inspiration.
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Both/And Thinking: Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems
By Wendy Smith and Marianne Lewis
Filled with practical advice and fascinating stories—including firsthand tales from IBM, LEGO, and Unilever, as well as from startups, nonprofits, and even an inn at one of the four corners of the world—Both/And Thinking will change the way you approach your most vexing problems. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by co-authors Wendy Smith and Marianne Lewis, in the Next Big Idea App
Say More About That: …And Other Ways to Speak Up, Push Back, and Advocate for Yourself and Others
By Amber Cabral
A veteran inclusion strategist, coach, writer, and speaker delivers an incisive and practical guide to assertively addressing inequitable treatment you see at home, work, school, and other settings. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Amber Cabral, in the Next Big Idea App
Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making
By Tony Fadell
From the leader of the teams that created the iPod, iPhone, and Nest Learning Thermostat comes a book full of knowledge and advice on leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure and unbelievable success. Read the Top 3 Highlights from our conversation with author Tony Fadell
Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World
By Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross
Identifying underrated, brilliant individuals is one of the simplest ways to give yourself an organizational edge, and this book will show you how. Talent is both for people searching for talent and for those who wish to be searched for, found, and discovered. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by co-author Tyler Cowen, in the Next Big Idea App
Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness
By Steve Magness
Drawing from mindfulness, military case studies, sports psychology, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, a beloved performance coach provides a roadmap for navigating life’s challenges and achieving high performance that makes us happier, more successful, and, ultimately, better people. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Steve Magness, in the Next Big Idea App
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