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6 Business Books All Brokers Should Read This Summer

Business Services & Best Practices Office

Ready to take your business game to the next level this summer? We’ve compiled a list of the year’s most inspirational reads that are sure to provide the boost you’re looking for. These six books are perfect for brokers and other business professionals who are ready to make the most of the “summer slump.”

  1. Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in the Startup World by John Chambers and Diane Brady 

Written by the former CEO of tech-giant Cisco, John Chambers shares the story of his climb to success. Connecting the Dots stands as a wonderful guide for all contemporary professionals as it highlights the common struggles of today’s business culture. Displaying his many trials, failures, and wins, readers get the inside scoop on all of Chambers’ personal strategies.

  1. The Execution Factor: The One Skill That Drives Success by Kim Perell 

For readers who like getting straight to the point, Perell’s book is what you’re looking for. The Execution Factor provides a concise breakdown of fix traits commonly shared by successful people. By looking into the attributes that enable people to reach their dreams and streamline success, readers can start applying them into their own lives. 

  1. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink

If timing isn’t the main consideration for conducting business, you’re missing out on a huge piece of the puzzle. According to David Pink, timing truly is everything—and it plays a massive role in the way our lives unfold. 

The time of day impacts our capacity to make decisions, retain information, or be creative. When we’re not aware of this, it can be hurting us more than we know. By learning the psychology and biology behind timing, brokers can schedule their client interactions for the best possible reality. 

  1. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 

After spending the last 40 years testing his theories, Ray Dalio is sharing his business principles with the world. Geared towards attaining success in both your personal and professional lives, Principles outlines his unique set of strategies that enable anyone to actualize their goals. 

  1. Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord 

The real estate profession is all about networking. It’s a people-based career, and that means connections are everything. Parry McCord’s insightful book Powerful is the perfect lesson for brokers. The book covers all the bases of organization, professionalism, and teamwork; helping readers to create a strong workplace culture and overcome social struggles in the business world. 

  1. Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk 

You’re sure to have seen Gary Vee rocking the internet world, but there’s more to this influencer than just popularity. In Crush It!, Vaynerchuk inspires readers to take the bull by the horns and start making their dreams a reality. There’s no better time than the present to start monetizing on your hobbies. The book outlines the steps necessary to start fusing your passions and work-life into one unstoppable force. 

Happy reading! What business books inspire you the most? 



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