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Should I follow my passion? How to find my passion?

By readingraphics | July 16, 2018

“Follow your passion”.  We hear that a lot in business or career advice.  This was also Steve Jobs’ key message in his famous Stanford Commencement […]

Book Summary – Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, And Luck-Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

By readingraphics | July 15, 2018

Uncertainty is unavoidable in business. Every company has to face external forces that it cannot predict nor control. The question is, why do some companies […]

Product Innovation: How to bring an idea to life successfully

By readingraphics | July 3, 2018

“How can I bring a product idea to life?” “What does it take to successfully launch a new product/service?” “I have a great business idea…how […]

Book Summary – The 48 Laws of Power

By readingraphics | June 29, 2018

Power is an integral part of our societies and lives. This book distills 3,000 years of history into 48 laws to help us understand how […]

Book Summary – The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why now is the time to #JointheRide

By readingraphics | June 22, 2018

Most people have no idea how to start a business nor what to expect. “The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster” is a guidebook that explains what it […]

Book Summary – TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

By readingraphics | June 12, 2018

Great talks can spread powerful ideas, allowing you to inspire people, share knowledge/insights and spread your vision. When you combine public speaking skills with the […]

Taking Full Responsibility: The secret to real freedom & control

By readingraphics | June 4, 2018

Many of us desire freedom and the option to do whatever we want and have control over our lives. Well, here’s the surprising truth: real freedom comes […]

Book Summary – Running lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan that Works

By readingraphics | May 31, 2018

Innovation is vital for the success of any business, be it a startup or an established company. This book builds on 3 well-known concepts—Lean Startup, […]

The top 3 success tips guaranteed to deliver results

By readingraphics | May 27, 2018

One of our readers asked us a great question recently: Out of all the success tips available, if you had to pick the top 3 to focus […]

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

By readingraphics | May 24, 2018

This book addresses the question: Why do some people end up doing work that they love, while others don’t? Through personal interviews and third-party research, Newport […]

Book Summary – Emotional Intelligence 2.0

By readingraphics | May 13, 2018

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is an important factor of success. This book explains what’s EQ, how you can determine your EQ levels and use a step-by-step […]

How to Define Mission, Vision, Values

By readingraphics | May 7, 2018

Mission, vision, and values. What do these terms mean to you and your organization? Are they just vague concepts being used loosely by the management, […]

Book Summary – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

By readingraphics | April 29, 2018

We tend to think of mankind as the unique and inevitable masters of this Universe. In reality, we were not the only human species that […]

Book Summary – Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

By readingraphics | April 25, 2018

U.S. Navy SEALs are probably one of the highest-performing military teams in the world. In “Extreme Ownership”, retired SEAL officers Willink and Babin share the […]

Book Summary – Traction: How any Startup can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth

By readingraphics | April 17, 2018

Most startups fail because they cannot get enough customers before they run out of money. In this book, the founder of search engine Duckduckgo, Gabriel Weinberg, […]

How to develop people-your greatest assets

By readingraphics | April 14, 2018

Most companies claim that people are their biggest assets, but their practices say otherwise. Do you believe in people development and having a creative and […]

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Value Creation for Massive Success

By readingraphics | April 6, 2018

“Value Creation”. We hear these 2 words a lot in business, work and life. What does it really mean, and how can you create value […]

Book Summary – Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

By readingraphics | March 31, 2018

Most major breakthroughs in our world are made by a handful of people who dare to think differently. Grant calls them the “Originals”. Using various […]

Book Summary – The Science of Getting Rich: The Proven Mental Program to a Life of Wealth

By readingraphics | March 24, 2018

First published in 1910, this was one of the earliest self-help books that explained how to acquire wealth in a scientific way based on metaphysical […]

Book Summary – The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

By readingraphics | March 15, 2018

Organizational health refers to how well an institution’s components (e.g. strategy, culture, management, operations) fit together so it can function consistently as a whole. In […]

How to Find Solutions to Your Toughest Problems

By readingraphics | March 8, 2018

When you’re stuck with a tough problem (especially a big one), do you find yourself trying to tackle the whole challenge and end up feeling […]

Book Summary – Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

By readingraphics | February 28, 2018

There are 6 key principles of persuasion which can lead people to say “yes” automatically. Understanding these principles and associated techniques can help you to […]

Book Summary – Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

By readingraphics | February 23, 2018

Do you often find yourself regretting or abandoning a decision that you’ve made—be it choosing the wrong career, making a poor business decision, or buying […]

Book Summary – The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies

By readingraphics | February 15, 2018

To succeed in business, you need to master 3 vital areas: management, marketing and sales. This book breaks down exactly how to do that with […]

Reshape your past and change your future

By readingraphics | February 5, 2018

Have you ever wished you could forget a painful memory, or see something in a more positive light? Well, here’s the good news–you can rebuild your memories to bring […]

Book Summary – The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea

By readingraphics | January 30, 2018

In a brutally competitive world where everyone seems to be fighting to earn more and achieve greater success, “The Go-Giver” offers an alternative set of […]

Book Summary – The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever

By readingraphics | January 23, 2018

Coaching is increasingly recognized as an important aspect of leadership and development. Yet, most of us don’t receive nor deliver effective coaching. In “The Coaching […]

Book Summary – Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: The Phenomenal Classic That Has Changed The Lives Of Millions

By readingraphics | January 15, 2018

All of us experience fear. Some people are crippled by it while others thrive in spite of it. “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway” […]

Book Summary – Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

By readingraphics | January 5, 2018

What’s behind Google’s phenomenal success and why do they do what they do? In “Work Rules!”, Laszlo Bock shares his insider perspective on what makes […]

5 Books that will Transform your next 12 Months

By readingraphics | December 27, 2017

Do you find yourself setting goals and resolutions at the start of each year, and then feeling bad when the year slips by without much […]

Book Summary – Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

By readingraphics | December 19, 2017

Learning is one of the key success ingredients in any area of life. Yet, most of us are learning the wrong way. “Make it Stick” […]

Book Summary – Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can´t stop talking

By readingraphics | December 10, 2017

Many people believe that to be an achiever or a great leader, you must be bold, action-oriented, outgoing, and aggressive, i.e. you must be an […]

Book Summary – Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience Of Happiness, Love & Wisdom

By readingraphics | December 1, 2017

In “Buddha’s Brain”, the authors—a neurologist and a neuro-psychologist—share the latest neuroscience discoveries that explain how our minds work. These shed light on how traditional […]

What can we learn from human evolution?

By readingraphics | November 26, 2017

Did you know that today, more people die from obesity than from starvation, from old age than from infectious diseases, and from suicide than warfare? And, […]

Book Summary-The Richest Man In Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients

By readingraphics | November 17, 2017

In 1926, Clason published a series of 8 parables set in the ancient city of Babylon, which later became this classic financial literature, “The Richest […]

Book Summary – Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing

By readingraphics | November 9, 2017

If you think you’re selling a product, think again.  Most companies that we see around us – such as McDonalds, Federal Express, American Express, Levi’s […]

Book Summary – Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By readingraphics | November 7, 2017

Everyone negotiates—be it to get a pay raise, extend a curfew, or reach agreement on a joint venture. “Getting to Yes” presents a framework for “principled negotiations”: […]

Book Summary – Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build A Thriving Organization

By readingraphics | October 30, 2017

Just like how birds migrate in flocks and cattle move in herds, human beings naturally organize ourselves in tribes. “Tribal Leadership” is about leveraging the […]

Book Summary – Death By Meeting: A Leadership Fable About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

By readingraphics | October 20, 2017

Meetings are an essential part of our work. Great meetings help people to pool resources and knowledge to solve problems and make sound decisions. However, […]

How to start a microbusiness (and why you should consider it)

By readingraphics | October 12, 2017

Many people think of building a business as an alternative to working 9-5. Others dream of growing and selling a large, successful business for millions […]

Book Summary – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By readingraphics | October 9, 2017

Your mindset—how you see yourself—shapes how you respond to people and events, to affect your outcomes. In this book, Dweck draws on 20 years of […]

Book Summary – Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

By readingraphics | October 5, 2017

Economic analysis can be useful for investors, business, and government policy makers. Yet, economic concepts can seem complex because of all the bars, charts and […]

Book Summary – Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

By readingraphics | October 4, 2017

Reward “good” behaviours and punish “bad” behaviours – that’s the carrot-and-stick approach to motivation that most of us are familiar with. Drawing on four decades […]

Book Summary – The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

By readingraphics | September 30, 2017

Why do good, successful companies that do all the “right” things still fail or lose their market leadership in face of unexpected competition? “The Innovator’s […]

Book Summary – The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building A Business When There Are No Easy Answers

By readingraphics | September 25, 2017

Owning a business or being a CEO may seem enviable, but in reality, it’s full of challenges. The hardest thing is, there are no fixed […]

Book Summary – Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It By Chris Voss

By readingraphics | September 16, 2017

In this book, experienced FBI negotiator and award-winning teacher, Chris Voss, shares tried-and-tested techniques for negotiations, that can be applied in a wide range of […]

Book Summary – A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

By readingraphics | September 8, 2017

Questions are an important discovery tool. In our dynamic world, the ability to ask the right questions has become increasingly important. This book explains why […]

Book Summary – The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth behind Extraordinary Results

By readingraphics | September 2, 2017

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by a million things to do and seemingly-insurmountable challenges?  How do you keep up with the rapid changes and constant […]

4 Power Strategies to Overcome Procrastination

By readingraphics | September 1, 2017

Is there something you know you must do, but just can’t seem to get down to it? Well, that happens to the best of us. […]

Book Summary – The 22 Immutable Laws Of Marketing: Violate Them At Your Own Risk!

By readingraphics | August 26, 2017

Al Ries and Jack Trout are world-renowned marketing consultants, with more than 25 years of marketing experience. This book presents 22 immutable laws of marketing that […]