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100 Business Books that have influenced 100 Business Owners (Part 7)

Ciara Ferguson
17 June 2021

In his novel ‘Hard Times,’ Charles Dickens said: “There is a wisdom of head and there is a wisdom of heart” and on many occasions both the head and the heart will clash…

…but one thing that can bring wisdom to both is reading a good book!

Welcome to part seven of our ‘100 business books that have influenced 100 business owners’ blog.

This week, we are starting off with Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt which was chosen by Founder of be-BR Fieldwork Assistance, Larissa Christofoletti: “The book shows that early experience has effects on the development of both brain and personality that none of us can afford to ignore. It was Margaret Ainsworth, a Canadian psychologist, who first demonstrated a robust connection between early childhood experience and personality.”

Sophie Newbould, Founder/ Director of Newbould Solicitors chose: Building A Portfolio Career (3rd Edition) by Adrian Bourne, Christopher Lyons and Colin McCrudden: “It influenced me because at the time I was in a difficult situation with business colleagues, and this book helped coach me to achieve the right outcome without burning too many bridges, give my energy back to refocus and set goals to achieve outcomes that are even more important than just financial.”

Founder of Niro RS, Sean Walker chose, Think like a Monk by Jay Shetty. “It strips things back to basics by introducing monk orientated practices we can all use to benefit us on a day to day. It helps rewire us to consider how we function in society with a refreshing twist that digs deep into our existing way of life with solid reminders of the small things in life mean the most and we should pay more attention to them, in order to feel more fulfilled- a book that changed my life!”

Nesime Dogan, Founder & CEO @iPostBox said the book that influenced her most was: The Richest man in Babylon by George S Clason. “It is the bible of financial freedom. The ancient Babylonians were the first people to discover universal laws of prosperity. In this book the author explains the secrets of creating, growing and preserving wealth.”

And last but not least, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey has been mentioned again! Every other book so far has only been mentioned once but The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been mentioned not once, not twice, but now three times! That tells you one thing: GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS BOOK! Head of Advertising Services at StackMedia and Co-Owner of BV Pet Retail, Corey Buller said it “was the reason I started my business. It completely changed the way I evaluated opportunities, approached problems, scheduled my time, and communicated with other people”.

And that’s it for this week. Stay tuned for the next blog…