I have just started doing some planning for 2016. And when I say “just started”, I mean just that.

I feel like I am at a crossroads and I don’t really know what I want to do next. Actually, I know what I want to do – and that is loads of travel, meeting interesting people, more writing, lots more podcasting (maybe started a second podcast – I know, glutton for punishment…) and generally having a stupendous time while living the best life I can.

Once I would have said have an amazing time but I’m trying to use that overworked word a bit less. Stupendous it is.

So I haven’t made it as far as creating a list of goals, but I have started on a list of actions.

Action 2016: read more business books - www.melkettle.com

One of those actions is to read at least 25 business books in 2016. I read a lot of fiction (hello murder thrillers that keep me awake at night!), but not a lot of non-fiction, and definitely not a lot of business books.

My all time favourite business book, if you can call it that, is Rudolph Guiliani’s book Leadership. He started writing this book in the early months of 2001, little aware that in September of that year he would face his biggest leadership challenge ever, with the events and aftermath of 9/11. While there are a couple of chapters dedicated to that time, most of the book is filled with stories about the challenges and opportunities from his childhood and throughout his career. Well worth a read.

What I would like to know from you is what is your favourite business book? Or books? What should I be adding to my list? So far I have:

  • The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (which I’m about a quarter of the way through)
  • Get Rich Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Please let me know your favourites and why!


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