Book Recommendations I read 50+ non-fiction books a year -- it's where I find ideas to help my clients grow their business. I get them (free!) out of my local library. Below are the ones I read this past month. (Note: To comply with FTC regulations, as an Amazon Associate I earn a commission if you order any from the links below.)
Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing A breezy history of money, from ancient IOU's to Bitcoin, and how often misunderstanding it caused all kinds of trouble.
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World I had no idea that Genghis Khan and his descendants had such a profound impact on the world with an empire that eventually stretched from China in the east to India, Russia and Persia. Among the many innovations they evolved were international trade expansion, shared knowledge, technological advancement, religious tolerance and intermingled cultures.
100 Places to See After You Die: A Travel Guide to the Afterlife Jeopardy host Ken Jennings irreverently describes 100 places you may wind up when your earthly journey ends. His advice: Make a reservation early -- the best places will book up quick.
Awaken Your Genius: Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity, and Become Extraordinary If you need a reminder of why you need to travel to the beat of your own drum Ozan Varol will provide it.
Rocky Mountain High: A Tale of Boom and Bust in the New Wild West Here's a rollicking tale about one man's pursuit of riches in Colorado's Green Rush. Author Finn Murphy winds up like all boom speculators in history but it's a helluva ride.
Rock Concert: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There For rock concert fans, the title of this one says it all.
The Four Workarounds: How the World's Scrappiest Organizations Tackle Complex Problems Get creative by using piggybacking, loopholes, roundabouts and next best alternatives to get past any challenges you may face.