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Sage Book Club: 6 books to inspire your business journey

For this month's book club, we asked three business experts to share books that have inspired and helped them to achieve great things. From expanding your point of view to helping you spark new ideas, these top picks could give you the push you need to achieve great things.

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Every business journey comes with its highs and lows. So often, these moments are determined by how inspired an individual feels and whether they are motivated to take that next leap.  

For this month’s book club, we asked three business experts to share books that have inspired and helped them to achieve great things. From expanding your point of view to helping you  spark new ideas, these top picks could give you the push you need to achieve great things. 

Let’s get reading. 

Barry Moltz  

Barry Moltz is a small business expert, speaker, trainer, and author. With decades of experience in his own business ventures as an entrepreneur as well as an angel investor, Barry has discovered the formula to get business owners unstuck.  

  1. Influence is your Superpower by Zoe Chance  

This book helps you rediscover the superpower you were born with. Zoe shares knowledge regarding people’s subconscious and the power of communication in wielding your influence to generate ethical, positive results.  

She tells us what the magic question is to influence others and it really works: What will it take? For example, ask a team member “What will it take to achieve our sales goal?”, instead of telling them to just achieve that goal. 

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  1. Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders 

This book is a guide to career success, highlighting love as the key to surviving in the business world. From almost 20 years ago, this book predicted how important your online business and social network would become to your life; how caring about and connecting with others makes the biggest difference.  

Sanders is passionate about reintroducing love into business and the positive effects that truly knowing your colleagues and creating a friendly workplace can have. 

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Cyndy Trivella 

Cyndy Trivella is a Human Resource Marketing and Communications Professional. She has Over 20 years’ experience within the field of HR Communications/Talent Sourcing Strategies and Employer/Employment Branding using industry best practices for attracting and retaining A-Level Talent candidates. She is also the Managing Partner at TalentCulture.  

  1. The Difference You Make: Changing the World Through the Impact of Your Influence by Pat Williams with Jim Denny  

This uplifting book by the former Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic encompasses everything we need to know about being a decent person and paying it forward.  

Williams believes we all have the power within us to bring positive influence to others and that you don’t need to be a celebrity to do so. The influence we use in life should be for the betterment of the people we touch, he says, not for self-entitlement. We can all use a message like this. 

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  1. High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant by Scott Wintrip 

Wintrip is a well-known savant of successful hiring tactics. He helps some of the largest organizations in the world elevate, streamline, and create a recruiting “machine” that brings the right people into an organization without wasting any time. Yes, we live in a time of high unemployment, but many companies are looking to hire quickly.  

Wintrip’s hiring strategies are useful and appropriate in any economic situation and will save you time, money and increase the value you bring as a hiring company. 

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Brian Wallace  

Despite facing challenges in his career and personal life, Brian Wallace has achieved great things and is now the co-founder of NowSourcing—an award-winning, nationally recognized infographic design agency. It was ranked the top infographic agency in the USA, with clients ranging from Adobe to Twitter. 

  1. Be Like Amazon: Even a Lemonade Stand Can Do It by Jeffrey Eisenberg, Bryan Eisenberg, with Roy H Williams 

One of my tried-and-true favorites, Be Like Amazon is an enjoyable and swift read given the wonderful fabric of the narrative. It shows a journey of an older, seasoned businessperson advising a young entrepreneur on a road trip—but never tells us where they’re going! Any business can be a brand like Amazon – see what you can learn today. 

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  1. The Stripped-Down Guide to Content Marketing: Success Secrets for Beginners, by John Egan 

I’ve been a big fan of John’s writing, editing, and overall ideas and direction. That’s why I’m thrilled to see his book come to life – a refreshing departure as compared to the abstract and fluff types of guides out there.  

The Stripped-Down Guide to Content Marketing tells it like it is and doesn’t hold back to show the extremely hard work that goes into legendary content marketing campaigns. 

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Looking for more recommendations? Visit the Sage Book Club hub to discover more top picks from leading business experts.