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Two Insightful Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

School is out, the sun in shining, and all we want to do is relax in the air conditioning. It’s that time of the year again; to start your summer reading! The KRESS team has pulled together a list of some of the most provocative business books that are influencing industry leaders, making waves for business owners and leaders of industry, and we’re bringing you a quick taste of just a few of them so you can choose your favorites to add to your summer reading list!

“The Achievement Habit” by Bernard Roth

The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking in order to help you to better achieve goals you never thought possible. Author Bernard Roth contends, “Achievement can be learned. It’s a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and fulfill your goals.” Within the pages of “The Achievement Habit,” Roth applies various insights that come from design thinking that had been previously used to solve large-scale projects. This is done to help us realize that the power for positive change we all have is within us.

So, why does KRESS recommend this book? We have already begun to see employee development and training seminars sprinkled with words and phrases that Roth recommends to get past the mental hurdles of our everyday vocabulary choices. Most notably, the HR circles in which we travel are all abuzz about the positive effects that word swapping is having in one-on-one development with problem employees!

“The Inevitable” by Kevin Kelly

Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is pretty inevitable. We are driven by technological trends that have already been in motion. That’s the idea behind this summer selection from author Kevin Kelly. In this engaging read, Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, detailing the benefits of the coming changes in our lives and helping readers to better understand what we can expect. By understanding and embracing them, says Kelly, it will be much easier for us to remain on top of the trends and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits.  Kelly’s book will be indispensable for anyone who is seeking guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading as this new world emerges.

So why does KRESS recommend this book? Kelly’s bright, hopeful writing will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading—what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place—as this new world emerges.

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