Thank you for sharing the books, blogs, podcasts and videos that have inspired you and impacted the way you’ve set up and run your business.
Here’s what some of our members and partners have shared and we hope it will inspire you and help you grow your business. We’ll be adding more so make sure you bookmark the page and let us know what’s inspired you and we’ll add it to the list.
Recommended by John Connelly, Managing Director of C4DI
Penguin Random House
High Output Management
by Andy Grove
"Just a really solid book about the basics of management. If you’re starting out with no formal training and few peers around you to help - it’s a really cracking read. It’s pretty old now, but really rated - Andy was CEO of Intel.
"Try and re-read it every couple of years and check what we’re doing against it!"
Penguin Random House
Let My People Go Surfing
by Yvonne Chouinard (Patagonia Founder)
"Really talks about building a business with passion and purpose. A lot of what we try and do is built on that - do the right thing and the right things happen and the business plan will take care of itself. If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing - do something different.
"Just recognising the importance of what drives people and what they’re passionate about and try and find a way of helping them do that at work."
Love Is The Killer App
by Tim Sanders
" I can’t stand all the shallow networking and business relationships that have no depth - when people ask you what you’re doing at the weekend on a Friday and then ask you what you did at the weekend on a Monday. This is a great book at helping you to create quality and meaningful relationships with people you work with.
"Attempted heightened awareness of how I'm treating people!"
Snakes in Suits When Psychopaths Go To Work
by Paul Babiak and Robert Hare
"A really helpful way of understanding how to deal with some of the crazy people you come across… what makes them tick, how they operate, how they manipulate.
"Put in place things to spot the nutters and simple processes to deal with them without getting wound up and dragged in and down!"
15 Lessons in Leadership
by James Kerr
"It’s all about the All Blacks Rugby Team and the 15 principles that drive them. Super book for business. It talks a lot about having everyone pointing in the same direction (following the spear) and what happens when people don’t do that or wreck the bonds/culture. Their rule in the team is “no d**kheads”.
"Get rid of the d**kh**ds early and quickly."