Here’s my list of the Top Ten Most Influential Books that I’ve read during 2011.
John Kay, Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly, Profile Books, London, 2010. This book validated that how I get things done is okay and probably intuitively the right way for me to get things done.
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2 The Power of Full Engagement
Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, The Power of Full Engagement, Allen and Unwin, 2003. This book shifted my focus from time to energy and disrupted the way I plan my day- for the better.
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3 Start With Why
Simon Sinek, Start With Why, Portfolio by Penguin, London, 2009. This book inspired me to be inspired and taught me how to do it simply, easily and daily. For personal and business usefulness.
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4 Don’t Think of An Elephant
George Lakoff, Don’t Think of an Elephant, Scribe Publications, Carlton North, 2004. This book shook me to my boots around the power of language and words to frame conversations to trigger action.
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5 The Checklist Manifesto
Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Profile Books, London, 2010. This book is the reason that I’m now fanatical about checklists and more productive than ever!
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6 Making Ideas Happen
Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen, Portfolio by Penguin, London, 2010. This book sparked a new way of working around working with my ideas and developing clear projects.
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7 Content Rules
Ann Handley and CC Chapman: Content Rules; John Wiley and Sons; New Jersey 2011 . This book forced a re-think on all of my content marketing – including this blog.
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Nancy Duarte, Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences, John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey, 2010. This books inspired me to create better visual stories in all the work that I do.
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9 Webinar Smarts
Gihan Perera; Webinar Smarts: Power Secrets of Engaging, Profitable Webinars. This book was one of the reasons behind the success of my webinars this year. Big picture ideas and practical applications!
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Peter Fitzsimons, Kokoda: Australia’s most important battle; Hachette Australia; Sydney; 2004. This book changed my view of Australia, my view of our history and my place in the world.
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