Gravitonian ‘Must Reads’
As Thursday 1st March marks World Book Day, we asked our Associate Directors what their favourite reads were and why….take a look below to see their responses!
Favourite Book – The Score Takes Care Of Itself | Bill Walsh
Why -“Bill Walsh was a legendary coach for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL and his book was really inspirational. He took the worst team in the NFL and developed it into one of the most successful in NFL history. He talks about treating every employee with respect and taking an interest in all of them. He talks about pride and excellence in every part of what you do and this translates to the workplace”,
Favourite Book – The Climb | Chris Froome
Why -“Whilst he’s fallen out of favour recently, having returned an adverse analytical finding during a routine drugs test, the book details his rise to the world leading tour cyclist from very humble beginnings growing up in South Africa, living and training in a part of the world where there is little to no funding / infrastructure to support a world class athlete. There are a lot of big egos at the top of sport, however this book paints an image of a humble, principled individual with single-minded determination to achieve his goals. I have a huge amount of admiration for this”.
Favorite Book – How to be a Productivity Ninja | Graham Allcott
Why -“This book is one of my all- time favourites. I would recommend this to anyone in recruitment, starting up their own business etc…it is definitely a motivator!”.
Favourite Book – Finding My Virginity | Richard Branson
Why -“I am a huge fan of Richard Branson, what he has achieved is nothing short of phenomenal. He has had so many knock-backs and things that go wrong, however he always bounces back in order to build his empire. In this book he has not only just look at the corporate world but also philanthropy as he is a real family man and genuinely wants to look after his employees. All of this is why this is a must read”.
Favourite Book – The Art Of War | Sun Tzu
Why -“I like the way everything in the book is written thousands of years ago, yet can still be related to business strategy, in all fields and timeline”.