“The Five Levels of Leadership” – John C Maxwell

Literature summary True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. In his book "The Five Levels of Leadership", leadership guru John Maxwell presents readers with the five stages of leadership and explains ...

“Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers” – Timothy Ferris

Literature summary The latest book from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek. From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons ...

“Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business” – Barbara Corcoran

Literature summary The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business. Failing at several jobs, Barbara Corcoran decided to borrow $1000 from her boyfriend, quite her job as a waitress and started a real estate office in New York. Using the lessons, she learned from her ...

“The Art of War” – Sun Tzu

Literature summary The original and well-known leadership ship, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu shares ideas on survival and success which has been read and applied throughout the world. Presently the rules stated in this literary masterpiece can still be used in business, politics and life. The Art of War shows how to win ...

“Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike” – Phil Knight

Literature summary In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In ...

“Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Literature summary New York Times bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk shares hard hitting advice on how to connect with customers and beat the competition in a world where social media has taken over. When corporations plan their social strategies, their focus lies entirely on knocking out the competition, i.e. their next campaign ...

“Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind” – Yuval Noah Harari

Literature summary 100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.  Homo sapiens. How was our species able to survive the battle for dominion? How did our ancestors create huge cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in things such religion, countries, right, money, books and ...

“How to Win Friends and Influence People” – Dale Carnegie

Literature Summary One of the most well-known confidence boosting books on the face of the earth; with 16 million copies sold worldwide! The teaching of Dale Carnegie has brought millions of people across the globe improvement in their lives. "How to Win Friends and Influence People" offers practical advice, techniques and concrete examples to make ...

The Reason We Created KnowYourBooks

OUR BIG WHY: We wanted someone to tell us when we were starting out, what books were the must reads to improve yourself and to make effective changes in your life. We want to be that person for you. But also as we have done our search into this world, we have found: The amount of literature ...

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