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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.
Todd Hirsch is one of our favourite local thinkers and presenters. We follow his daily emails and attend as many of his stake 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
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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.
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.
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.