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The Most Effective Learns From The Best Business Books Of 2018

Updated: Dec 3, 2022

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It has just been Black Friday; you’ve got an overflowing inbox, Twitter alerts and WhatsApp groups—who needs one more thing to read? These new business books, of course, which offer doable, real-life advice for success. To save you from skimming all six, we’ve boiled them down to their most effective advice.

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work

Author: Alison Green

Best for: Anyone who’s been frustrated by a colleague or faced an awkward situation at the office - so pretty much everyone. Common for all industries including Nuclear.

Learning: Speak up about problems in a calm, direct and collaborative way. Use your social and professional capital (i.e., length of employment, seniority, relationship to your boss, how accommodating you’ve been to colleagues, etc.) to determine whether you’re in a position to speak up in the first place.

Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence and You Can, Too

Author: Gary Vaynerchuk

Best for: Aspiring influencers, the social media unsavvy or anyone trying to wrangle their business’s online presence.

Learning: The key to success is quickly, confidently and consistently generating as much (free) online content as possible. This is something that is becoming more important in the nuclear industry if you and your business a wanting to stay relevant. Tell You Story.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Author: John Carreyrou

Best for: Those in the trenches of tech startups—or those who love to hate them. There has been a influx of startup's in the nuclear industry of late.

Learning: Don’t lie to your clients or investors. Whether you’re suffering through an open-concept office or enjoying the free snacks, it’s a dishy escape.

Astroball: The New Way to Win it All

Author: Ben Reiter

Best for: Managers trying to build a team with chemistry. Perfect for the nuclear industry in which different projects required different teams and skillsets.

Learning: Combine cutting-edge analytics and old-fashioned gut instinct to create a winning team. No matter how much talent is in the roster, all organisations have “fault lines” that hinder teamwork; essentially, a team needs chemistry to function at top capacity.

The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers

Author: Alex Banayan 

Best for: Those on the corporate ladder’s bottom rung, or career changers. Perfect during this time of the Nuclear Sector Deal.

Pro tip: Looking someone in the eye is the best way to get a sense if he or she is genuine. (So, skip that email and set up a meeting.)

The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

Author: Jeff Haden

Best for: People burned by self-help books.

Learning: Instead of waiting for some internal kick-start to go chase your dreams, you can gradually create your own motivation by pausing to celebrate after each small step.


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