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Best Business Reads of 2017

December 20th, 2017

In the spirit of year-end reflection and holiday gifting, we asked some of our Members and Group Leaders to share: 

“What is the best business book you read in 2017?”

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
Paul Ayotte, Group Director, Operations, Ryder Canada

Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others by Cheryl Bachelder
Ron Baugh, Group Leader, CEO Global Network

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide For Discovering Purpose For You and Your Team by Simon Sinek
Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer, Founder & Revenue Protection Inspector, Our Home and Miniature Land

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey
Lois Cormack, President & CEO, Sienna Senior Living

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
Lucio Di Clemente, Group Leader, CEO Global Network

Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking when Stakes are High by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler
Joyce Hughes, VP Operations, Chudleigh’s Ltd.

Passion Capital: The World’s Most Valuable Asset by Paul Alofs
Chris Laubiz, Group Leader, CEO Global Network

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W.Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
Jilaine Parkes, Founder & President, SpriggHR

FLOW: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Alberto Quiroz, President, Intellimeter Canada Inc.

Outliers: The Story of Success By Malcom Gladwell
George Torok, Founder & CEO, Superior Presentations

Great People Decisions: Why They Matter So Much, Why They Are So Hard, and How You Can Master Them by Claudio Fernandez Araoz
John Wilson, Founder & CEO, CEO Global Network

We hope you find the time to discover (or rediscover!) some of these excellent reads.

Here’s to a 2018 filled with learning, growth, and success!

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