A summary of book recommendations and updates from the books page for the month of August 2016. This is a monthly post emailed out to my newsletter. I’m also always on the hunt for good books contact or tweet @juvoni.



Books Added:

Managing Oneself

by Peter F. Drucker

Tags: Business, Management & Leadership, Self Help

Rating: 6/10 Reading Ease: 4/4 Reading Time: 2 hours

“Successful careers are not planned. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values.” — Peter F. Drucker

3 Reasons to Read

  • Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses
  • Articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are
  • Describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution

Anything You Want

by Derek Sivers

Rating: 7.5/10 Reading Ease: 4/4 Reading Time: 2 hours

Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Personal Development

“Most people don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own.” — Derek Sivers

3 Reasons to Read

  • Wise lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs and others trying to make their own way.
  • Customer focused business building.
  • Personal and Professional development.

The War of Art

by Steven Pressfield

Rating: 6.5/10 Reading Ease: 3/4 Reading Time: 5 hours

Tags: Art, Psychology, Self Help, Writing

“Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.” — Steven Pressfield

3 Reasons to Read

  • Identify, defeat, and unlock the inner barriers to creativity.
  • You have trouble writing and or creating on a consistent basis or when you need to.
  • Overcome resistance, the inner battle you have with yourself.

The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership

by Richard Branson

Rating: 6.5/10 Reading Ease: 3/4 Reading Time: 10 hours

Tags: Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Entrepreneurship, Management & Leadership

“All ideas are second-hand, consciously or unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, and daily used by the garnerer with a pride and satisfaction born of the superstition that he originated them.” — Richard Branson

3 Reasons to Read

  • A unique book on leadership from someone who dropped out at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself.
  • Lessons from building the Virgin Brand of companies.
  • Getting the Job Done and Having Fun Getting There.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Seen

by Christopher McDougall

Rating: 8/10 Reading Ease: 4/4 Reading Time: 7 hours

Tags: Adventure, Health, Fitness & Dieting Sports

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” — Christopher McDougall

3 Reasons to Read

  • First-hand story about the ancient Tarahumara tribe of runners.
  • Learn about the biomechanics of running and how to prevent injury.
  • Deep look into the sport of ultra-distance running.

Notes Added:

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

by Roy Peter Clark

Rating: 8/10 Reading Ease: 2/4 Reading Time: 9 hours

Tags: Communication, Reference, Writing

“If a period is a stop sign, then what kind of traffic flow is created by other marks? The comma is a speed bump; the semicolon is what a driver education teacher calls a “rolling stop”; the parenthetical expression is a detour; the colon is a flashing yellow light that announces something important up ahead; the dash is a tree branch in the road.” — Roy Peter Clark

3 Reasons to Read

  • A collection of 50 writing tools to help improve your writing
  • Improve your writing style and find your writing voice
  • Provides more than 200 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts.

Managing Oneself

by Peter F. Drucker

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