Celebrating National Book Month

October is the month of the bookworm! Established in 2003 by The National Book Foundation, National Book Month focuses on the importance of reading, writing and literature and is also a time to honor our favorite books and authors. Check out some of our staff's top book recommendations.


GoGiverThe Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann

Recommended by:
David Buck, Processing Associate

"The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees sim­ply as the Chairman.
 
Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of “go-givers”: a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial adviser, a real estate broker, and the “Connector” who brought them all together. Pindar’s friends teach Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and help him open himself up to the power of giving."


NeverSplittheDiff

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss & Tahl Raz

Recommended by:
Mark Buckley, Broker

"This book is a great read for brokers! Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion."


PowerOfNowThe Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

Recommended by:
Bethany Cornille, Broker Assistant

"The Power of Now is much more than simple principles and platitudes. The book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light."


HappinessHacked

Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain--and How to Fight Back by Vivek Wadhwa & Alex Salkever

Recommended by:
Juan De Cruz, Digital Marketing Specialist

"This book explains how we can reclaim our lives without dismissing technology. Your Happiness Was Hacked talks about how to avoid getting hooked on tech and how to define and control the roles that tech is playing and could play in our lives. The book provides a guide to technological and personal tools for regaining control."


DistruptorsDisrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold by Dr. Patti Fletcher

Recommended by:
Tiffany Way, Assistant Vice President -  Branch Manager

"This book is not about what women should do, and it’s not a preachy TEDTalk. Disrupters shows what different women in business have done to reach success as they define it. From board members to CEOs to freelancers, the business world is stacked against women because they follow the unspoken rules of business culture made long before women entered the workforce."

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