Now that we’re getting settled into 2019, I thought I’d give you the perfect way to start your year off right – with 5 good books for you to try.
If you’re new here, you should know I’m a book lover and I am constantly looking for good recommendations and enjoy sharing a few thoughts of my own. In fact, I started a Medium page solely dedicated to book reviews. Be sure to follow it here https://medium.com/@nicoleschlinger
Anyway, here are my Top 5 reads from last year – you should pick these up today.
1. Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, by Ryan Holiday
An NPR Book Concierge Best Book of 2018!A stunning story about how power works in the modern age–the book the New York…www.amazon.com
2. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup – Kindle edition by John Carreyrou. Download it once and read…www.amazon.com
3. Sales Differentiation: 19 Powerful Strategies to Win More Deals at the Prices You Want by Lee B. Salz (Nicole Schlinger book review coming soon!)
“If we don’t drop our price, we will lose the deal.” That’s the desperate cry from salespeople as they try to win deals…www.amazon.com
4. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant…The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” -The New York Times…www.amazon.com
5. Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America’s First Female Tycoon by Charles Slack
When J. P. Morgan called a meeting of New York’s financial leaders after the stock market crash of 1907, Hetty Green…www.amazon.com
Conspiracy and Bad Blood were full of action and adventure. Conspiracy was the story behind Peter Thiel’s decade-long quest for revenge against Nick and Gawker. Bad Blood was the larger than life, almost unbelievable tale of the rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
Sales Differentiation delivers much more than its fishy title implies. It’s a real, how-to guide for giving your customers extraordinary value.
Principles by Ray Dalio is an instant classic. It delivers on its promise as an operating system for life and work. (And even suggests that we should not try separating the two.)
And last by not least … Hetty. You probably didn’t learn about Hetty Green in public school. She was caricatured and ridiculed in life and death. So much of what’s said about her is an exaggeration, and never … ever flattering. This is the true story of the first female tycoon in America. It’s not pretty. But I challenge you to come away from this book without respect and admiration for this American pioneer.
I hope you’ll pick up a new book this year.
Thanks for reading,