Excellence Bookshelf

A compilation of the top books on excellence

The Greatness Guide

The Greatness Guide: Powerful Secrets for Getting to World Class

Authors: Robin S. Sharma,

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We are made for greatness, even though some people choose to subdue it. Robin Sharma’s ideas will inspire you to challenge yourself, develop a better lifestyle and learn from some of the most successful people in the world. His words will help you reach your true potential.

Nail It Then Scale It

Nail It Then Scale It

Authors: Nathan Furr,Paul Ahlstrom

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Using examples like Edison and Jobs, Nathan Furr teaches the reader that doing the right thing is pointless when it is done in the wrong order. He also shares useful tips that will guide your venture to a sure success using tried & tested patterns and principles that some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs employ.

So Good They Can't Ignore You

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Authors: Cal Newport,

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Passion often results in an uncertain career and severe anxiety. Newport uses his experience with organic farmers, venture capitalists, and many others to infer that what you do is not as important as how you do it. Discover how you can be so good they can’t ignore you and love your job at the same time.

Good to Great

Good to Great

Authors: Jim Collins

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Jim Collins shares the results of an extensive study of 1436 companies, that narrowed down to the 11 great truly great companies to understand what helps make a company the leap from good to great. Understand the 7 core concepts that help companies achieve true enduring greatness.

The Big Moo

The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable

Authors: The Group of 33,Seth Godin

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The Big Moo will help you launch a product that will shake the market. Authored by some of the world’s acclaimed marketing experts including Tom Peters, Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Kawasaki, Mark Cuban and the likes, this book will help you embrace change and overcome the challenges associated with it.

The Art of Learning

The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence

Authors: Josh Waitzkin,

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Becoming a World Champion in two extreme disciplines — chess and Tai Chi — made Josh Waitzkin realize that it isn’t chess or Tai Chi that he is good at. Rather, it is the art of learning. In this book, he uses his own life to explain how emotions can be used to fuel your creativity, how your weaknesses can be made into strengths, and many more life-changing lessons.

The 8th Habit

The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

Authors: Stephen R. Covey,

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We are all desperate for our voices to be heard. We yearn to find our inner voice and to use it to change the world. This is the 8th habit. In this life-changing book, he eloquently teaches how to achieve your 8th habit and use it to discover your purpose in life.

Insanely Simple

Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success

Authors: Ken Segall,

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Simplicity isn’t just a marketing term in Apple. It is what changed the fate of the company from near closure in 1997 to the massive success it has become today. In Insanely Simple, Ken Segall, Apple’s ad agency’s creative director takes you on a personal journey into the company’s strategic secret and biggest competitive edge – its simplicity.

Mastery

Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment

Authors: George Leonard,

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As competitive beings, we are always trying to master everything – our relationships, our work, ourselves. George Leonard gives us the tools we will need to achieve this. In Mastery, he shares the 5 essential keys to mastery, the 3 personality types that are obstacles to mastery and how to avoid the pitfalls along the path.

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