You don’t need a reason or a pandemic to keep yourself motivated. Here is a list of some really good books that will keep your spirits up.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
The book revolves around the life of Phil Knight, the founder of Nike. The memoir begins by how he borrows $50 from his father to fund The Blue Ribbon Enterprise which was subsequently changed to Nike. Knight takes his readers on a journey back to the birth of the company that today is one of the world’s most noticeable name brands. There is grit, passion, drama and of course, there’s a lot of motivation.
Open by Andre Agassi
The book that was sold as a tell-all is very entertaining, with obviously being a source of inspiration for people who read it. From how an overtly emotionally abusive father prepared him for becoming a professional tennis player to hitting ten thousand balls a day as a five-year-old. To become great is at a cost, and this book exemplifies that.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The book consists of 13 chapters that are devoted to an aspect of warfare and military tactics. The book contains a detailed explanation and analysis of the Chinese military, from weapons and strategy to rank and discipline. Sun also stressed the importance of intelligence operatives and espionage to the war effort. Because Sun has long been considered to be one of history’s finest military tacticians and analysts, his teachings and strategies formed the basis of advanced military training for centuries to come. “The wise warrior avoids the battle.” is something that is reiterated throughout the book.
Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
The British business magnate who started off his career squatting in 1967 and is now the founder of the Virgin group and controls over 400 companies in all. Richard Branson followed a very interesting ideology that gained him, in slightly more than twenty-five years, successful ventures all around the place from Virgin Atlantic Airways to Virgin Megastores. Reading this tale of someone doing business his way will surely encourage all you closet-entrepreneurs to just “screw it, let’s do it” in the words of Branson himself.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The extraordinary and inspiring account of both the professional and personal life of Steve Jobs. The book is a no holds barred take on his life. Jobs wanted the book to be as candid as possible. The book is based on three years of extensive interviews with Jobs, his family, friends, and the people around him. The book is a great insight into Job’s life and a great source of inspiration and motivation.
We hope these books will prove to be good companions in this lockdown!
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