Our #SBAlibrary summer reading challenge was a great opportunity to delve into the world of business reading. With help from community members and organizations, we featured books that help entrepreneurs keep up with trends, build important skills, and be inspired by innovation. As we wrap up #SBAlibrary for the year, we want to take an opportunity to spotlight some of the most outstanding business reads that we featured this summer.

 

Most Recommended:

Originals by Adam Grant

Librarians at both the Vancouver Public Library and the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library recommended Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant. Grant, an organizational psychologist, is another familiar name for frequent business readers – he has published two other best-selling books – and his TED Talks have been praised for inspiring increased creativity. In Originals, Grant brings together diverse stories and studies to explore how to recognize good ideas, speak up, build effective coalitions, and manage fear and doubt.

Most Social Media Engagement

The Content Planner by Angela Crocker

The Read Local BC project advised us to check out Self-Counsel Press, a North Vancouver-based business publisher, as we collected summer business reads. This led us to The Content Planner by BC author Angela Crocker. Published this year, The Content Planner provides tailored structures for readers to learn to write more professionally, share content consistent with their brand, and better serve their customer base. Appropriately for a book about crafting web content, this book received an especially positive reception from our Twitter followers.

Best Cover Design

In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by best-selling author Grace Bonney stands out for its fascinating interviews with diverse female leaders, but it first drew us in because of its engaging cover design. With its practical and empowering insights, In the Company of Women is just as good as its cover!

Team Pick

Without Excuses by Joe Watson

Here at the SBA we highly value the important contributions of equity and inclusion in the business world. Without Excuses: Unleash the Power of Diversity to Build Your Business by strategic advisor Joe Watson brings a unique perspective to conversations about diversity at work. Watson offers proven, practical strategies for building diversity and challenges readers to push past their comfort zones.

Canadian Read

An Army of Problem Solvers by Shaun Loney

In An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy, Shaun Loney draws on his experiences as one of Canada’s leading social enterprise developers to make a case that Canada cannot achieve reconciliation without allowing the re-emergence of local economies. Loney believes that the key to this re-emergence is the “solutions economy” – social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, and the small farm movement. This book is a must-read for any Canadian interested in social entrepreneurship. Thanks to Burnaby Public Library for the recommendation!

Business Biography

Walking in the Woods by Herb Belcourt

Autobiographies by business leaders offer insights on professional and personal development that entrepreneurs can apply in their daily lives. In Walking in the Woods: A Métis Journey, the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Herb Belcourt reflects candidly on his life experiences. Born in a small log home during the Great Depression, Belcourt became a successful business owner and founded initiatives that have made a difference in the lives of many Métis Albertans. No matter your background, this book has something for every reader.

Modern Classic

Grit by Angela Duckworth

After reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, you can understand why author Angela Duckworth won a MacArthur Genius Grant. Duckworth shares findings from her research about success, which revealed that grit – a combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal – is a hallmark of high achievers. Don’t have time to pick up the book? Check out Duckworth’s dynamic TED Talk on the same subject.
 

To explore the rest of our #SBALibrary recommendations, check out the #SBAlibrary hashtag on Twitter. Are you looking for a personalized or more specific business reading recommendation? Visit your local library for recommendations and resources!

Books

Our #SBAlibrary summer reading challenge was a great opportunity to delve into the world of business reading. With help from community members and organizations, we featured books that help entrepreneurs keep up with trends, build important skills, and be inspired by innovation. As we wrap up #SBAlibrary for the year, we want to take an opportunity to spotlight some of the most outstanding business reads that we featured this summer.

 

Most Recommended:

Originals by Adam Grant

Librarians at both the Vancouver Public Library and the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library recommended Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant. Grant, an organizational psychologist, is another familiar name for frequent business readers – he has published two other best-selling books – and his TED Talks have been praised for inspiring increased creativity. In Originals, Grant brings together diverse stories and studies to explore how to recognize good ideas, speak up, build effective coalitions, and manage fear and doubt.

Most Social Media Engagement

The Content Planner by Angela Crocker

The Read Local BC project advised us to check out Self-Counsel Press, a North Vancouver-based business publisher, as we collected summer business reads. This led us to The Content Planner by BC author Angela Crocker. Published this year, The Content Planner provides tailored structures for readers to learn to write more professionally, share content consistent with their brand, and better serve their customer base. Appropriately for a book about crafting web content, this book received an especially positive reception from our Twitter followers.

Best Cover Design

In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by best-selling author Grace Bonney stands out for its fascinating interviews with diverse female leaders, but it first drew us in because of its engaging cover design. With its practical and empowering insights, In the Company of Women is just as good as its cover!

Team Pick

Without Excuses by Joe Watson

Here at the SBA we highly value the important contributions of equity and inclusion in the business world. Without Excuses: Unleash the Power of Diversity to Build Your Business by strategic advisor Joe Watson brings a unique perspective to conversations about diversity at work. Watson offers proven, practical strategies for building diversity and challenges readers to push past their comfort zones.

Canadian Read

An Army of Problem Solvers by Shaun Loney

In An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy, Shaun Loney draws on his experiences as one of Canada’s leading social enterprise developers to make a case that Canada cannot achieve reconciliation without allowing the re-emergence of local economies. Loney believes that the key to this re-emergence is the “solutions economy” – social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, and the small farm movement. This book is a must-read for any Canadian interested in social entrepreneurship. Thanks to Burnaby Public Library for the recommendation!

Business Biography

Walking in the Woods by Herb Belcourt

Autobiographies by business leaders offer insights on professional and personal development that entrepreneurs can apply in their daily lives. In Walking in the Woods: A Métis Journey, the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Herb Belcourt reflects candidly on his life experiences. Born in a small log home during the Great Depression, Belcourt became a successful business owner and founded initiatives that have made a difference in the lives of many Métis Albertans. No matter your background, this book has something for every reader.

Modern Classic

Grit by Angela Duckworth

After reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, you can understand why author Angela Duckworth won a MacArthur Genius Grant. Duckworth shares findings from her research about success, which revealed that grit – a combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal – is a hallmark of high achievers. Don’t have time to pick up the book? Check out Duckworth’s dynamic TED Talk on the same subject.
 

To explore the rest of our #SBALibrary recommendations, check out the #SBAlibrary hashtag on Twitter. Are you looking for a personalized or more specific business reading recommendation? Visit your local library for recommendations and resources!

Books

CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

B127 C65 H858 2016
“无为”与”治道” : 后儒学视域内的”无为” / 黄煌著

DS776 C4426 2016
民国政要最后的”全家福” / 陈宁骏, 欣辰编著

HD9711 C5 T36 2016
寻找梦想的边疆 : 中国航空1934-1942的烽火岁月 / 谭立威著

HQ684 W333 2016
自由的维度 : 近代中国婚姻文化的嬗变 (1860-1930) / 王栋亮著

LB2376.6 C6 Z68 2016
民国时期的留洋文人 / 邹雨青著

NC1699 F4 C44 2016
幾人相憶在江樓 : 豐子愷的抒情漫畫 / 陳星, 朱曉江編著

PL2443 Y35 2016
20 世纪中国乡土的浪漫书写 / 杨姿著

PN1119 C5 X8 2016
追寻诗歌的黄金时代 / 徐鲁著


KOREAN-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

DS903 C42959 2016 v.1-10
우리 문화재 수난 일지 / 정 규홍 지음

DS935 A76 2016 v.1-5
북한 현대사 산책 / 안 문석 지음

PL914.6 E55 K86 2016
국민 한국어 = Kookmin Korean / 편집인 국민 대학교 국제 교육원 ; 집필진 정 연희, 박 근영, 백 인선, 최 수현, 윤 보은 (v.1-2)

PL927 C44 2016
나 를 넘어 세상 을 바꾸는 다산 의 글쓰기 전략 / 최 효준 지음

PL991.9 H9 2016 v.1-6
이 효석 전집 / 이 효석 문학 재단 엮음

PN1992.77 A1 H365 2016
한국 방송 작가상 2015 제 28회 수상 작품집 / 한국 방송 작가 협회 편

WB50 JK6 N34 2016
내 가 지금 한의원 에 가야 하는 이유 : 대한 민국 한의학 명의 가 알려 주는 23가지 질병 과 그 해답 / 매일 경제 TV <건강 한의사> 지음 ; 최 정은

WZ70 JK6 S6 2016
經驗方 국역 상한 경험방 / 소백누인 지음 ; 박 상영, 오 준호 번역


JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BL2225 A1 N35 2017
47都道府県・寺社信仰百科 / 中山和久著

DS806.3 S226 2016
日本城郭史 / 齋藤慎一, 向井一雄著

DS894.79 Y3465 K555 2016
吉川広家 / 光成準治編著

HG1552 K54 N36 2017
植民地期台湾の銀行家・木村匡 / 波形昭一

JV8721 J46 2016
移民ビブリオグラフィー : 書誌でみる北米移民研究 / 神繁司著

ND1059 I96 I898 2017
岩佐又兵衛 : 浮世絵の開祖が描いた奇想

PL687 A1 S55 2016
新日本言語地図 : 分布図で見渡す方言の世界 / 大西拓一郎編

PL856 U673 Z7827 2017
村上春樹とスペイン / 小阪知弘

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