Business Book releases!! I have always had mixed feelings about the month of March. It does bring welcome hints of spring, such as crocuses and daffodils, but it also can be the bearer of wallop-packing late winter snowstorms.
Named after the Roman god of war, Mars, March brings us St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of spring, and this year, Easter Sunday. It also brings us college basketball championships and a wealth of new book releases.
March Business Book Releases
If you are looking to beef up your business acumen this spring, here some business books slated for release this month.
Business Book Releases – Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy (Baker Books, March 1)
By its primary definition, drifting means going with the “flow or the velocity of the current of a river or ocean stream,” but in our culture, we usually mean in a more negative sense described by this other definition: “going an aimless course or a foregoing of any attempt at direction or control.” Therefore, drifting in your career is not something you aspire to do.
In this book, authors Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy have created a plant for organizing your life so that you avoid drifting and achieve your goals. As you use this book as a resource, you will determine how you want to be remembered by others, which helps you define your goals; what matters most to you, which helps you determines your priorities; and what you need to do to get where you want to be, which allows you to create an action plan.
Bestselling author Michael Hyatt, the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers (now part of HarperCollins), writes for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Successful business coach Daniel Harkavy is the founder and CEO of Building Champions.
Business Book Releases – Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz (Simon & Schuster, March 8)
Three partners at Google Ventures have created a practical five-day plan for problem solving and idea testing that works well for individual entrepreneurs, small businesses and large organizations.
Developed at Google Ventures, “the Sprint” offers ways to answer business questions through design, prototyping and testing ideas with customers. Here are the basics that this guidebook develops:
- On Monday, you “unpack” the problem.
- On Tuesday, you brainstorm solutions on paper.
- On Wednesday, you decide how to turn the best idea into a testable hypothesis.
- On Thursday, you create a prototype.
- On Friday, you test the prototype with real people.
Business Book Releases – #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness by Gary Vaynerchuk (HarperBusiness, March 8)
Gary Vaynerchuk (aka Gary Vee), who hosts the #AskGaryVee Show on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, knows a thing or two about marketing and self-promotion through social media. As a recent college graduate, for instance, Vaynerchuk built his family’s wine business from a $3 million company to a $60 million company in five years.
In this book, the owner of VaynerMedia shares some of the most interesting questions and answers from his popular show as he focuses on how to go beyond traditional methods to build a successful business. His unconventional responses are surprisingly useful in today’s business world.
Business Book Releases – Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg (Random House, March 8)
Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg, the author of the bestselling book The Power of Habit, explores the science of productivity, and how managing how you think, as opposed to what you think, can radically change your life.
Duhigg combines his reporting skills, scientific research and the use of real-life stories to create an interesting look at how to get more done with less stress. Some of his diverse and interesting case studies include interviews with the team that created Saturday Night Live, General Electric, Google and the Marine Corps.
If you are looking to accomplish more in less time with less worry – and who isn’t – check out this new book.
Business Book Releases – The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy by Mervyn King (W. W. Norton & Company (March 21, 2016)
Currently a professor at New York University and the London School of Economics, Mervyn King served as the governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013. In this book, King uses his unique insights into the recent financial crisis to discuss the past, the present and the future of the banking industry.
King explains that the creation of paper money and the invention of banks that issue credit have fueled explosive economic growth for in recent centuries, but that this “financial alchemy” has not been without great risks. In a fresh, no-nonsense way, King offers sound solutions for the mess the global economy is in.
According to King, “Only a fundamental rethink of how we, as a society, organize our system of money and banking will prevent a repetition of the crisis that we experienced in 2008.”