What We’re Reading: EGC Recommendations

There is always something new to learn. And this week, EGC offers insights on some worthwhile books that are worth reading and that you may learn from.

How Will You Measure Your Life.cover

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

by Clayton M Christensen

A year ago, we introduced you to beloved Harvard professor, Clay Christensen and shared his TED Talk. In his book, “How Will You Measure Your Life?”, Professor Christensen dives deeper into the daily decisions that define our lives. He uses his skills of taking broad and complex concepts and applying them to one’s own personal life, and encourages us to think about how we measure success in our careers while not straying from our values as human beings. In this book, Professor Christensen offers a set of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness, as well as how to lead a fuller, more purposeful life.

 

Traction.cover

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Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

by Gino Wickman

Want the secret to strengthening your business? Discover it in Gino Wickman’s book, “Traction.” Use the practical Entrepreneurial Operation System® (EOS) process—which is applicable to both small local businesses and large international companies—as a tool to align managers and employees. The practical step-by-step system will walk you through how to clarify goals, create engagement throughout your organization, and help in achieving your company’s vision. “Life is much easier for everyone when you have people around you who genuinely get it, want it, and have the capacity to do it.”

 

The Retail Doctor.cover

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The Retail Doctor’s Guide to Growing Your Business

by Bob Phibbs

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, EGC’s “Comeback” webinars addressed topics that many in our business community were facing. One favorite guest speaker who joined us twice was “The Retail Doctor,” Bob Phibbs, an internationally recognized business strategist, customer service expert, sales coach and marketing mentor—who also happens to be an author. His book, “A Retail Doctor’s Guide to Growing Your Business: A Step-by-Step Approach to Quickly Diagnose, Treat, and Cure,” is a must-read for retailers who are frustrated by market challenges and looking for ways to take control of their businesses.