Last updated: FRI April 1 2016 4:59 PM
I love reading books, editing books, and am even working on writing books! So one of my greatest pleasures is discovering books, particularly non-fiction, that will help me in my entrepreneurial journey. Here are some I am currently reading. I’ll share my thoughts as I go. I often have more than one book on the go.. I’ve organized the books into categories and made comments for each. They are listed alphabetically by author.
Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups
Hoffman, Reid & Casnocha, Ben, The start-up of You – Adapt to the Future, Invest In Yourself, and Transform Your Career, Crown Business, New York, NY. c. 2012, 260 pages. Reid Hoffman is a world-renowned entrepreneur and investor. He is co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn. Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. Available from the Toronto Public Library: ISBN 978-0-307-388890-7 and eISBN 978-0-307-88892-1.
GM Status: Started reading it but set it aside, will get back to it.
GM Review: I did enjoy what I was reading and want to finish the book.
Urquhart-Brown, Susan, The Accidental Entrepreneur – 50 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me, American Management Association, New York, NY, 179 pages. c. May 15, 2008. Available from Toronto Public Library: ISBN-13 978-0-8144-0167-5 and ISBN-10:8144-0167-8. At age 50 Susan launched her coaching business, CareerSteps123 to help people choose a business or career that suits them.
GM Status: I read this book thoroughly and took extensive notes.
GM Review: This book was full of very practical insights and action plans. I highly recommend it for small businesses, especially solopreneurs. I will take another look at it for a more detailed review.
Neuroscience & Psychology
Levitin, Daniel J., This Is Your Brain on Music – The Science of a Human Obsession, Dutton, New York, NY c. 2006, 314 pages, Available from the Toronto Public Library: ISBN 0-525-9469-0 (hardcover).
GM Status: reading it