5 for 5 – Summer Readin’ – I’ll need to read fast

29 Jun

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Good morning everyone.

With summer upon us, with its holidays and long weekends, I wanted to share my summer reading goals and hopefully encourage you to grab a book or two yourself. It is easy to get caught up in our devices of all shapes and sizes, but this is exactly the time of year to bring a good book to the beach, or on the plane, or in the car. There are more great bnnooks being published every year than most of us can keep up with. However, simply investing the time to read even one book could share insights you never knew or could apply in your career.

Admittedly, the three books I will be focusing on this summer are not necessarily new releases, per se, but are ones that have caught my eye to focus on:

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain – by John Ratey

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration – by Ed Catmull

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney – by Lee Cockrell

One extra little point, as you will see six books in the picture above….I read books to learn and ultimately be able to share information with my direct team and on the blog. Which means, that whenever I read a book, I typically have a stack of small post-its with me to mark quotes, ideas, or passages in the books I’m reading to go back and take notes later. Hence, the additional three books below, which I have a goal to finish taking notes on over the summer:

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us – by Seth Godin

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day – by Todd Henry

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t – by Jim Collins

So tell me….what books are you planning to read this summer? Leave me a note in the comments section…..I am always looking for new books to add to the reading queue….

Here’s this week’s 5 for 5 articles:

The Tyranny Of The Adequate – by Todd Henry – via accidentalcreative.com

3 Tips For Overcoming Fraud Syndrome – by Meagan Francis – via quietrev.com

The problem with holding a grudge – by Seth Godin – via @thisissethsblog

Five Elements of Effective Thinking – by Shane Parrish – via Farnam Street blog

Infographic: 24 Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter – by Valerie Chang – via Design Taxi

All the best, kevin