Unleash Potential: Read These Books

At Far West Capital, we are constantly inspired by the countless entrepreneurial and leadership success stories that surround us. We are huge believers in the power of growth, and we challenge each other to always be keen on finding additional methods or strategies of achieving success. One way we do this is by sharing book lists with other team members to help garner up some inspiration. From Marine Corps leadership lessons to top-notch investment advice, these books will have you ready achieve Q3 success in no time.

No Yelling: The 9 Secrets of Marine Corps Leadership You Must Know To Win In Business by Wally Adamchik

Adamchik’s book is a must-read for business leaders, containing more than 100 interviews with Marines who have all succeeded in both military and corporate settings. The leadership lessons provided by these American heroes are ones that everyone should hear, but are especially relevant to those who are spearheading their own companies. Hoo-rah, indeed.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
If you’ve been following our blog, you know how much we love Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg’s book on female success in the corporate world. Focused on female empowerment, Lean In provides lessons and inspiration for women on how to maximize their potential in the workplace, including emphases on speaking up and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Both women and men alike can benefit from Ms. Sandberg’s advice, so be sure to add this one to your cart the next time you’re at the bookstore. 

The Wisdom of Failure by Laurence G. Weinzimmer and Jim McConoughey
As we’ve previously discussed, failure is an inevitable part of the entrepreneurial journey, and it’s through these mistakes that we learn some of our best lessons. Thankfully for us, this book allows us to skip a step in providing stories from a seven-year study on what more than 1,000 business managers have learned from their failures. The lessons in this book are gripping and applicable – a perfect reminder that some of our best growth comes from mistakes. 

Money Masters of Our Time by John Train
For those interested in learning how they can step up their finance game, this book offers insightful appraisals on some of the nation’s greatest investors, including Richard Rainwater, Warren Buffet and Paul Cabot, to name a few. Jam-packed with fascinating insight ranging from where these investors get their financial information to their criteria for selecting stocks, Money Masters of Our Time is a great read for finance professionals.

What books are currently inspiring you to unleash potential?

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