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Twelve Business Books to Read in 2017

Reading recommendations from the Stanford GSB community. A reading list of books written or recommended by Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni and faculty: A  good book  is like food for the  soul . When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the  Stanford Graduate School of Business . If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life , these might make good holiday gifts, too: 1. Good to Great : Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't, by Jim Collins Collins and his team did a rigorous study of businesses that excelled as compared to those that stayed mediocre. In his words, "Some of the key concepts discerned in the study fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people." 2. The Hard Thing About Hard Things : Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz Cofounder of VC firm Andreessen H

10 Daily Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss. The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without a certain level of discipline. A disciplined person is willing and able to give up short-term pleasure to achieve long-term gains. Of course, becoming disciplined requires you to have daily habits. Only disciplined people with habits can turn their lives around. Habits can change the direction of our lives. While some people have pitiful habits, like gossiping; others have powerful ones, like praising others. No matter who you are or where you came from, your habits can make or break you. What are your habits? Where are they leading you? People ask me all the time, “What are your daily habits? What time do you wake up? What do you do when you get up in the morning?” These questions make me chuckle because I used to ask the same questions when I started my journey to success. The only difference between you and I is that you’re actually getting the answers right

4 Things I Learned After My First Year as an Entrepreneur

It’s been almost a year since I took the entrepreneurial leap and launched my  executive coaching  practice. I’m not going to lie, working for myself has been completely spoiling. Setting my own agenda, choosing the place and times to work, and determining the clients with whom I work (no  social hand grenades ) has been completely fulfilling. I’m a big believer that  in uncertainty lies opportunity . If the rules aren’t already written then write your own rule book, and if there is a book, make edits. Sharing lessons is important. After all, nobody learns from their successes or really even question why they won something, they just accept it. Here are four things to consider before taking your leap into the entrepreneurial unknown: 1. Marketing isn’t easy. Not in terms of marketing your product but yourself (self-promotion). Now, I’m not blanketing all entrepreneurs by saying this because there are certainly people out there who believe the world revolves around them. How

5 Ways Too Much Learning is Hurting Your Business

Learning is an amazing gift that we all have available to us. However, there is another side to learning that will prevent your success. It is quite common for entrepreneurs to seek out as much knowledge as possible to discover new strategies and tactics to take their business to the next level. Unfortunately, too much learning can also get in the way of your growth. Consider the following data:  Facebook users share nearly 2.5 million pieces of content. Twitter users tweet nearly 300,000 times. Instagram users post nearly 220,000 new photos. Email users send over 200 million messages. With all this content and stuff to learn, it’s no wonder why you may feel confused and hesitate taking action required to move forward.  Here are five ways learning can hurt your success in business: 1. Learning can be information overload Learning is often perceived as noble and time well spent. While it can lead to something new, it can also be an overload. Learning for the sake of