Passing the book…

WE ARE always learning at De Paoli & Associates, we love to discover new knowledge and share it. How do we find good books? By and large they are recommended to us. Many of the books on this list were gifts or recommendations from friends and colleagues. We have enjoyed them all and want to pass on our list to you. This is our list of highly influential books that have changed the way we approach business and life. We enjoyed reading them and think you will too. If you have books to recommend to us, please email us; we would love to hear from you.  

Spiders In Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change by Todd Hirsch & Robb Roach

Todd Hirsch is one of our favourite local thinkers and presenters.  We follow his daily emails and attend as many of his state of the economy presentations as we can.  Change is a constant, and adapting to it is something that we can all improve on.  We recommend this book and if you get a chance to see Todd in person, it is a rewarding experience

Website: Spiders In Space
ASIN: B06Y624TT1

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World: by Adam Grant

What we love about Originals is the both the readability and the practical approach.  Often when you read a book, it is hard to apply the knowledge to your own situation, not so with Originals.  Adam Grant shows us with simple, practical methods how to enact the lessons from the book.

Website: Originals
ISBN-10: 0525429565
ISBN-13: 978-0525429562

Berkshire Beyond Buffett by Lawrence A. Cunningham

This is a fascinating and insightful look at Berkshire Hathaway and the team who run it from a very knowledgeable and well researched perspective. We had not realized the sheer size and reach of Berkshire before reading this book. Buffet and Monger have earned enormous success without the conventional due diligence processes involved in private equity investment. In our opinion all business owners will learn something valuable from this book it gives many examples of family succession planning successes and failures.

Website: Berkshire Beyond Buffett
ISBN: 9780231170048

Book-TippingPoint01-Thumb-153x219The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

DESERT ISLAND book! This book was a life changing call to action for us. Anna purchased 25 copies of the book and sent them to key people in her network. It was a game changer for us and we highly recommend it. If you own a business or are thinking of starting one and you only have time for one book, we would pick this one.

Website: The Tipping Point
ISBN: 9780316346627