Here’s OUR monthly top picks for you (and your field) for reading, listening to and utilizing in order to stay engaged, informed and one step ahead.
BOOK / Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
By Nir Eyal
What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? International best-selling author, former Stanford lecturer and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices. Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more. Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.
PODCAST / HBR IdeaCast
By Harvard Business Review
A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management. Harvard Business Review covers important leadership topics in HBR IdeaCast. Financial, professional and psychological content mixes with CEO interviews for an intriguing blend. With featured topics such as the business origins of emotional intelligence and the looming impact of AI, this podcast keeps an eye on the future of business.
BLOG / The Counterintuitive CEO
The Counterintuitive CEO provides ideas, observations and analyses that help drive the success of other CEOs. Recent posts feature information on GenAI, revenue operations, open banking and low-code applications. Forrester helps business and technology leaders use customer obsession to accelerate growth. That means empowering you to put the customer at the center of everything you do: your leadership, strategy and operations.
VIDEO / TEDx Talk: “How to Multiply Your Time”
By Rory Vaden
Everything you know about time management is wrong. In this challenging and counter-intuitive video, self-discipline strategist and New York Times bestselling author, Rory Vaden, shows you why you can’t solve today’s time management challenges with yesterday’s time management strategies. More importantly he explains why procrastinating on purpose is the key to being able to multiply your time.
AUDIO BOOK / Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
By James Clear
New York Times bestselling author and expert James Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. In Atomic Habits, he draws on proven ideas from biology, psychology and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Your team will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft.
APP / Descript
Nothing grabs potential customers more than a stylish, sleek and compelling video. Sometimes the ideas for exciting, innovative content come much easier than the ability to produce a professional looking video that captures the look and feel you are going for. That’s where Descript comes in. Descript is a simple, powerful and fun way to edit videos. It’s a great tool that will have your field writing, recording, transcribing, editing, collaborating and sharing videos and podcasts in no time!
From the November 2023 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.