I recently got myself a selection of new books to read. I’ve devoured every business book by Richard Branson by now, even tried to read a book by Donald Trump, they are all very inspirational, in their own way.
I just feel that there is a perspective lacking. So I’ve stocked up on three books by female business owners or leaders. As a woman myself, I feel it’s important to find other women to learn from. But not only that, there is a different way of thinking, that I see as crucial for the future that I need to get educated on. Hence why I picked up Thrive by Adrianna Huffington for that specific reason.
Each book is in a different format, one I have on my iPad, one hard copy, one paperback and the forth book by Eckhart Tolle, I’m listening to on my way to work each morning. The Eckart Tolle book is to give me something else to relate to, a completely, complex new perspective and thoughts, but which I think is important and somehow jacks into the book by Adrianna Huffington. The Power of Now also adds a much needed balance in this tres business related and heavy booklist.
I CHOOSE THESE BOOKS BECAUSE:
I was mesmerised by her story of working herself to beyond exhaustion, waking up on her office floor in a pool of blood. Therefore I picked up this book to hear her story but also what she discovered on her journey back to health and vitality. The book is jam packed with new scientific findings on how our brain works, what our bodies need etc.
As I understand it (before even reading the book), this is a book for women who aspire to be leaders in their field of passion. To navigate the world of business from a female perspective and reality, unfortunately we live in a world where we need books like this.
This is a success story as well as business insights from a hustling outsider or outsiders. Sophia Amoruso, a former dumpster diving crust punk is now kicking som serious ass in the online fashion business. I picked up this book because I want to hear it from someone who is not afraid to be truly herself, as well as curious and super dedicated to what she loves.
I picked up this book because I needed something completely different apart from adding all this business knowledge to my brain. Something maybe a bit outside my comfort zone that will rattle my brain in new ways. Spirit is also important for me. A vital component of transforming knowledge into wisdom – for me.
I’ll write in more detail about each book, what I thought, what they gave me, once I’ve finished them.