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The 10 Most Inspirational Business Books for 2019

As the new year is upon us, so are New Year resolutions, the lists of goals we want to achieve, and a clear outline of what we want to do next.

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

Authored by the former CEO of Cisco, this book sets out the strategies needed to navigate leadership and entrepreneurship in a growing digital world. Chambers’ story as a young man struggling with dyslexia in West Virginia to becoming one of the most revered innovators in the world, is sure to inspire all young trailblazers. By sharing his unique leadership strategies with the world, Chambers gives advice on how to “compete in the moment”, “rise above short-term wins”, “anticipate and act ahead of market transitions”, and “disrupt yourself before you get disrupted”.

Read this book if: You’re striving to make your performance stand-out in 2019, to advance and grow as a leader within your organisation.

“I used to think the best time to have a book about yourself is after you’re dead…What changed my mind about writing a book wasn’t so much the lessons of the past as the opportunities of the future. We’re on the cusp of a revolution that will take the impact of the internet and not only multiply it but play out faster than any disruption we’ve ever seen.”John Chambers

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