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.
AUDIO BOOK / The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
By Patrick Lencioni
In his first non-fiction book, New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni presents his case for the biggest competitive advantage he believes a business can have: organizational health. Through consistency and the unification of management, operations and culture, Lencioni suggests that a company can avoid mediocrity and become a healthy business—abandoning politics, fostering achievement and outperforming the competition. The Advantage will encourage leaders to reevaluate their metrics of success in business.
TECH DEVICE / KODAK Luma 150 Ultra Mini Pocket Projector
If an impromptu meeting or presentation has ever left you scrambling to queue up your deck or print a leave-behind, the KODAK Luma 150 Ultra Mini Pocket Projector has you covered. With this incredible device, you can cast your screen onto the nearest wall, turning any surface into a 150” projection screen for up to 2.5 hours! Not only can you share presentations with this portable projector, but the built-in speaker also enables you to watch HD video, play games and share photographs.
MAGAZINE / CEO Today
CEO Today seeks to inspire, motivate and inform the C-Suite with the latest corporate developments, news and tech innovations. While a print subscription is paid, the magazine’s digital subscription is free and sent straight to your inbox each month, along with a newsletter and exclusive content. The magazine is distributed to over 150,000 of the world’s most prominent executives, but the content housed on CEO Today’s website is equally rich with news, interviews and features about the world’s most successful companies and leaders.
PODCAST / Sell or Die
By Jeffrey and Jennifer Gitomer
In this candid podcast, best-selling author and self-proclaimed “King of Sales” Jeffrey Gitomer and fellow sales expert Jennifer Gitomer discuss the art and science of selling. The couple interviews leaders in business, sales, marketing and personal development to break down topics such as “The Three Sales Mindsets” and “How to Leverage Tech and Build a Seven-Figure Sales Organization.”
BOOK / Burn the Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential
By Matt Higgins
In this brand-new book by Matt Higgins—a Harvard Business School executive fellow, guest shark on Shark Tank and renowned angel investor—the ancient strategy of boat burning is examined in relation to success. Historically, boat burning motivated invading troops to win by destroying their option of retreat, forcing an all-or-nothing approach to war in which victory was won through sheer desperation. Higgins argues that removing our own “Plan Bs” is the best way to achieve our dreams.
WEBSITE / FutureLearn
FutureLearn is a cleverly designed, intuitive education platform, and class topics are as diverse as they are plentiful and inform the user of exactly what they can expect from the course. They are free; users only pay for completion certificates (if desired) or credits to use toward degrees. Your field can dig deep into any topic from business and entrepreneurship to digital marketing and social media—without digging into their pocketbooks.
From the April 2023 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.