By Dan Barrett

Best Business & Finance Books – August 2015

Accountants | Businesses

Each month at Reckon we put together a list of interesting business books that will stimulate and inspire. This month learn how you can double your work output in half the time, understand how to navigate the choppy waters of taking over a family business, find inspiration in our greatest entrepreneurs, and more.
If you have any suggestions of books that the Reckon community should check out, please let us know in the comments below!

 

Myths & Mortals: Family Business Leadership & Succession Planning
Author: Andrew Keyt
Providing insights and strategies for successors of family businesses, the book provides a guide to escaping the shadow of parents and tapping into one’s own strengths.

Written by internationally known business strategist and succession planning expert Andrew Keyt, this guide shows you how to establish credibility, take your place at the head of the table, and run your business your way.
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Takeover: Foreign Investment and the Australian Psyche
Author: David Uren
An authoritative, engaging account of the history of foreign investment in Australia – both the economics and the politics. It explores the strange coalitions of left and right that have sought to insulate us from the world economy and the equally unpredictable forces that have embraced it.
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Inspirational Gamechangers: How The Best Business Talent Create Astonishingly Successful Companies
Authors: Gerry Thompson, David W. Mellor 
Tracking the inspirational stories of over 30 great business leaders, the book offers insight from struggling entrepreneurs to sophisticated & successful professionals. Discover the key lessons entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Angela Ahrendts, and Simon Woodroffe learnt along the way so you can learn from them too.
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The Future of Almost Everything: The Global Changes That Will Affect Every Business and All of Our Lives.
Author: Patrick Dixon
Patrick Dixon examines how the future will be ‘Faster and more Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical’ – a future of boom and bust and great economic change as the emerging markets grow up. Dixon highlights the risks that a future-proof business needs to be aware of, and what to prepare for if it is to prosper and survive in a world where customers and markets, politics and demographics, technology and skills, and opportunities and choices will be very different.
Booktopia | Book Depository

 

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice The Work in Half The Time
Author: Jeff Sutherland
The Scrum methodologyis an approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to healthcare in major American hospitals. Author Jeff Sutherland explains step by step how it operates and how it can be made to work for anyone. It explains how to define precisely what it is that you are seeking to achieve, how to set up the team to achieve it, and how to monitor progress until the project is successfully completed.
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