7 Business Philosophy Books To Help You See The Big Picture
By Rhett Power | Apr 6, 2020
Has your philosophy of running a company—or a team within one—become muddied or diluted over the years? If you’ve been in the business world long enough, it’s bound to happen. Yet you can shift gears fairly quickly. How? Inform your personal leadership strategies by reading some books to help you reach your goals.
Each of the works below tackles a particular aspect of running a contemporary company built on the pillars of genuine compassion, collective knowledge and talented people. From boosting disruptive thinking to embracing generalization over specialization, you’ll discover innovative ways to improve your entrepreneurial approaches and decisions. If day-to-day trees have been obscuring your view of the forest, these seven business philosophy books will help you get your big-picture mojo back.
The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace by Lindsey Pollak
Has your company become a generational melting pot? Resist the temptation to focus on the downsides of managing different ages and experiences. Instead, use this book by Lindsay Pollak to learn to elicit the strengths of all your team members, regardless of whether they are Gen Z or Baby Boomers. Pollak’s fast-paced analysis illustrates the advantages and challenges of leading a four-generation workplace, showing how every person adds a distinct flavor to the whole. Remix echoes my own commitment to avoid pigeonholing employees.
Thank You for Disrupting: The Disruptive Business Philosophies of The World’s Great Entrepreneurs by Jean-Marie Dru
Everyone talks about disruption, yet it remains a mysterious concept. How do you become a disruptor? Can you finesse your know-how to disrupt whole industries even if you don’t have a background in their particular markets? Jean-Marie Dru deftly uses examples of prolific disruptors to provide readers with inspiration and share visionary thoughts. I consider his work a playbook to guide anyone interested in disrupting. To be sure, I’ve disrupted before—but I’ve been a little too relaxed lately. Thank You for Disrupting was the kick I needed to restart my disruptive engine.
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Rhett Power co-founded Wild Creations in 2007 and quickly built the startup toy company into the 2010 Fastest Growing Business in South Carolina. Rhett travels the globe speaking about entrepreneurship, and management. He is the co-author of the best-selling book One Million Frogs and his second best-seller THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BOOK OF ACTIONS