Ask a group of successful business executives how they got to where they are, and you’ll get a variety of responses with one common thread: to be successful, you must engage in continuous learning. At Hartman, our team members find reading to be one of the best ways to learn.
Below are a few of our top business book recommendations. Whether you want to improve your leadership, networking or people skills, or just want to hear from and about successful entrepreneurs and business owners, it’s time to start reading.
I always recommend The Goal by Eli Goldratt. Written as a novel, it’s not your typical “business book,” but it is an excellent resource for anyone interested in systematizing aspects of their business.
Adam Arker, Executive IT Advisor
There’s so much to learn from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. It’s a strong reference for those who could use help identifying flawed teams and developing strategies to make them more effective.
Rick Arthur, Greater Washington Practice Lead
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore. While the book focuses on improving how you sell and market technological products, it is applicable for anyone who wants to see stronger adoption of their services and products.
George Breeden, Nonprofit & Association Practice Lead
The concepts in Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath align well with the hiring strategy we use here at Hartman. I’d recommend it for anyone who feels disengaged from some of the work they do, while enthusiastic about other work activities. Figuring out how to do more of the engaging work and less of things that are not related to a person’s strengths can lead to increased enthusiasm and productivity. Christine Twele, Chief of Staff
I’ve learned a great deal from a series of blog posts about Elon Musk, which were published as an eBook – The Elon Musk Blog Series. It talks about why and how Musk is successful with SpaceX and Tesla, when no one else is taking on the challenge.
Scott Brooke, Executive IT Advisor
If you’re looking for insight from business-savvy advisors who know the ins and outs of technology, contact us today to start the conversation about how Hartman can be a strategic IT resource to your team.