Read, Listen, Watch Recommendations
I trust you are well today and halfway through planning Q2 and creating the action plan for your department or team to be successful.
I have spoken on a number of virtual panels and presented a number of presentations (including the future of work), one of the common themes of these online events has been offering the best reading materials and supporting content to the audience.
For one event, I was asked to provide three recommendations of what to listen to, read and watch.
I wanted to share some of the recommendations for you to digest and consider reading and then you can share with your teams. I have added why you might be interested
- The Dip by Seth Godin
Why? The best short book on knowing when to stay with something or know when the dip is going to be painful
- 1000 True Fans
Why? A must-read for anyone in business, particularly in modern times when everything is about an engaged audience and a way to reconsider how you create content and engage the 1000
A newer spin on 1000 but totally inspired. 100 true fans. Link
- Black Box Thinking (link) & Rebel ideas (link) by Matthew Syed.
Why? These books will change your ways of thinking and shape how important your colleagues and having a diverse set of thinking and people around you truly are. These are dense books, there are talks on YouTube that will give you a tease into these. Listening to the books on Audible is a great option with these books.
- Danish TV Advert. All that we share
Why? Brilliant advert in English to help you understand how are all different but all connect on levels.
- How Musically (now TikTok) was built.
Why? How Musically (now TikTok) was fundamentally differently by thinking deeply about culture
- How Facebook got to the first billion users
Why? An unapologetic explainer of how Facebook got to their first billion users by being 100% driven by their goals of connecting people and understanding the first x friends or x actions improved experiences
- Finding success in the music industry
Why? Breakdowns the music industry so simply and helps you to understand how challenging industries have formulas & channel based thinking.
- Business Movers Walt Disney Podcast
Why? Captivating listen about Walt Disney, the complexity of being a genius who truly believed in stories and brand. As relevant today as then and will be relevant for decades to come.
- Spark and Fire Podcast – Soul Pixar edition
Why? The best supporting podcast to a movie (Soul) I have heard, the lead writer talks about the process and insane level of details that go into Pixar movies
Thanks and have a great week,