Elevate : 5 Influential Business Books

Looking for inspiration to expand your business, knowledge and self-worth? Philip Blackwell of Ultimate Library recommends five compelling reads including ‘No Rules Rules’ by Netflix Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings and ‘Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World’ by CNN host and best-selling author, Fareed Zakaria.


1. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria

Lenin once said, “There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen.” This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic consequences that may take years to unfold.

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World


2. The Introvert’s Edge to Networking by Matthew Pollard

Introverts across the world have been sold a lie: One of the biggest myths that plagues the business world today is that our ability to network depends on having the “gift-of-gab.” This is nonsense. You don’t have to be outgoing to be successful at networking. You don’t have to become a relentless self-promoter. In fact, you don’t have to act like an extrovert at all. The Introvert’s Edge to Networking is your path to a higher income and a rolodex of powerful connections.

The Introvert’s Edge to Networking


3. Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen

Out of Office combines groundbreaking reporting and the couple’s firstperson experiences after they made the decision to leave their desk jobs in New York City for Montana. They describe how workers and employers across America, and around the world, are finding new ways of working that make people happier and more productive, and make companies more profitable.

Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home


4. No Rules Rules by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer

Reed Hastings, Netflix Chairman and CEO, is sharing the secrets that have revolutionised the entertainment and tech industries. With INSEAD business school professor Erin Meyer, he will explore his leadership philosophy – which begins by rejecting the accepted beliefs under which most companies operate – and how it plays out in practice at Netflix.

No Rules Rules


5. You Turn : Get Unstuck by Ashley Stahl

In You Turn, counterterrorism professional turned career coach Ashley Stahl shares the strategies she’s used to help thousands ditch their Monday blues, get clarity on what work lights them up, and devise an action plan to create a career they love. This book gives readers access to Stahl’s coveted 11-step roadmap that has guided thousands of coaching clients in 31 countries to self-discovery and success.

You Turn : Get Unstuck by Ashley Stahl

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