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Summer Reading

six books lined up on a beach towel on the beach

How did you spend your holidays? I have had a great summer reading and relaxing at the beach, in addition to sharing lovely meals and great ocean swims with my extended family.

I loved my downtime with some great books which were a mixture of novels, non-fiction, and business books and can recommend all of them.

The Axeman’s Carnival and Lessons in Chemistry were two summer reading Christmas presents that I finished in no time.

Money by Jacob Goldstein is a fascinating book about the history of money that I picked up at an airport, years ago and somehow forgot to read. I don’t know why, because it is not a novel, but still a page turner and that is quite rare.

Future Ready was recommended by Peter Weil at WOBI Sydney at the end of last year. This book is a must-read for anyone who owns a business and does not want to end up as a Luddite. I found it the most difficult of the lot, but definitely worth the effort.

The Fearless Organisation by Amy Edmondson is a similarly essential read and describes how you can create psychological safety in the workplace. Without psychological safety, there will be no honest feedback and therefore very little organisational improvement.

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek makes you ask yourself why you are in business and helps you focus on the legacy of your organisation. As with any of his books, you will need to read it yourself to get the full picture.

How did you spend your summer? Did you have any favourite Summer Reading?