Over Christmas I bought lots of books. So far I’ve read three and a half of them and as it’s World Book Day today I thought it was a good time to share my thoughts on them.
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The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris.
This book is a blueprint for how to live life like Tim Ferris. Which is not something I want to do (he lives in different countries learning things for long periods of time, which isn’t my idea of fun!) However, despite that there is a lot to be gained from reading this book. There are some fantastic tips for time management and delegation, running your business on autopilot, tools and tricks, challenges to make you think and guides to help you achieve your dreams. Worth a gander.
UnMarketing by Scott Stratten.
Just buy this. It’s really really good. It’s all about engaging with your audience in a fun, easy, entertaining and authentic way. If you want to know why and how to use social media then this is for you. This is about customer service, building relationships, not annoying people and being nice. It’s also quite funny and you won’t be bored reading it. I’m going to read it again. Soon. And this time I’m going to take notes too.
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuck.
This is a very new book (published in December) so it’s very up to date and covers loads of social media platforms. Mainly Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, but not excluding other platforms – LinkedIn, Vine, Snapchat who also have space dedicated to them nearer the end. This is about storytelling. Creating great content on the different platforms and making sure that you do it right. There are loads of examples of content that people have posted and what’s good or bad about it so you can adapt your own content to be wonderful, entertaining and fun for your audience. Worth reading and using to work on your social media strategy. O – and if you’re on Instagram you can find me here.
The E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber.
I’ve not finished this yet, however it was recommended to me by a LOT of people and so far I can see why. The cover says “Why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it” and this is exactly what the book is about. It’s about looking at why things aren’t working and what you can do to change them. How to make sure that your business isn’t one of the many that fails. I’ll try to remember to update this post when I’ve finished it!
What books have you read recently?
Would you recommend any of them?
Let me know in the comments which books you think everyone should read to help them in business or in life – it’s great to have recommendations!