business books to read in 2019

Shaun has an entrepreneur mindset that is always seeking out information. Always looking for something better, self improvement, business improvement: more success all round. He encourages his team and clients to do the same, and we thought we’d make a list of what is on the go right now, including lots of links. (May 2019)

We may be a paperless office, but we read a lot of books – often having a few on the go at any one time.


What the team at Optimised are reading right now.


Remaining Relevant, by Rob Nixon
The future of the Accounting Profession is changing, and all accountants need to be ready for it.

Measure what matters, by John Doerr
How goal setting and KPI’s help businesses thrive, and how big companies such as Google and Intel do it right.

Game Changers, by Dave Asprey
A book based on interviews with people Dave has had over the years with some unusually noteworthy in their fields. What leaders, innovators, and mavericks do to win at life.

Stark Naked Numbers, by Jason Andrew
A guide aimed at business owners on the financial information you should be looking at, by stripping down your financials down to the bare essentials.

Winning Credibility, by Matthew Michalewicz and Zbigniew Michalewicz
A guide for building a business from rags to riches



What do you say when, by Florence Isaacs
A little book of guidance and tips on making small talk when you’re not very good at it.

Tribe of mentors, by Timothy Ferriss
This is quite a thick book, but broken up in to lots of little bits. It’s basically a compilation of more than 100 mentors explain some secrets for success, happiness and meaning.



Currently making his way through the Financial Autonomy podcast series, by Paul Benson.


Recommended books that are next on our list to read:


Fiction and other fun stuff

It’s also important to read fiction and allow your mind to rest, relax and enjoy.
Here are some other books our staff are reading right now.

Ellen & Abby both: The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

Tegan: Mama Mia, by Mia Freedman

Shaun: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand


What are you reading right now?

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