Dr. Carolyn’s Top 10 Business Books

April 5, 2010

The founder of Impowerage, Carolyn Anderson is a doctor who owns a thriving eye surgery practice, private surgery clinic, and a real-estate development company. She is writing a book for seniors and developing courses for other doctors who want to replicate her success.

While her medical training came from UBC and Stanford University, her business training has come from years of reading hundreds of books. These are her top 10 recommended books.

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
By Steven M.R. Covey

As a CEO and son of Stephen R. Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey knows the importance of trust in business. He outlines the 13 behaviors that trust-inspiring leaders use and  explains how without trust your business will suffer.

Becoming A Person of Influence: How To Positively Impact The Lives Of Others
by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan

The author, John C. Maxwell, is a leadership expert and shares his strategy on becoming a positive and powerful influencer.

On Becoming Fearless On Becoming Fearless: …in Love, Work, and Life
by Arianna Huffington

In order to achieve success in life and business one needs to be fearless and take risks. The book is aimed at women and covers fearlessness in aging, love, body image, work and finances.

Leadership Wisdom Leadership Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
by Robin Sharma

Written as a fable,  this is the story of a heart attack survivor who decides to travel to the Himalayas in search of the great truths for effective leadership in business and in life. You’ll discovers eight timeless rituals practiced by every truly visionary leader.

The Runway of Life

The Runway of Life
by Peter Legge

Using the analogy that life is like a runway in that they are both limited, this businessman and professional speaker will show you to make the most out of your limited life span. Learn how to set goals and discover your talents.

Be Great Be Great: The Five Foundations of an Extraordinary Life in Business
by Peter H. Thomas

The author is the founder of Century 21 Real Estate and other successful business. Peter Thomas reveals he is not particularly gifted but by following his 5 Foundations he has been able to unlock his human potential and shows you how to Be Great as well.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell

People make snap judgments all the time. Malcolm Gladwell analyzes our thinking patterns to show how we come to our decisions. Learn how to focus on the most relevant factors to make decisions better and faster.

Work the Pond Work The Pond
by Darcy Rezac, Judy Thomson, and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac

Learn how to make long-lasting connections through networking. Readers will learn to think “what can I do for you” instead of “what you can do for me” and in the process build a valuable business network.

The Magic of Thinking Big Magic Of Thinking Big
by David Schwartz

Motivational expert, David Schwartz, gives you his secrets for getting the most out of your marriage, community and job. By thinking positively and like a leader you can earn more and be happier.

Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times
by Jon M. Huntsman

Even in this economy, Jon Huntsman shows you how be successful while maintaining your integrity. He proves that nice guys don’t always finish last.

Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorite books on business?

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