So hey, the time has come for vacations and rest. Although, rest? You may be busy making plans for the coming months and the following year. And in the meantime you also have to replace that colleague who is on vacation himself. But whether you’re working through the summer or sipping a cocktail on the beach, there’s always time to read a book. Get inspired by these book tips from the Frankwatching community!
1. 4,000 weeks
Your Time on Earth and How to Manage It – Author: Oliver Burkeman
The average human life ends after 72.6 years. Then you have about 4,000 weeks on this globe. Do you think that is a lot or does it sound shockingly little? It may not be a pleasant thought, but it can also be extremely valuable and inspiring to think about it. How do you best spend your limited time? Burkeman’s book goes into this in more detail.
Arjan Broere says in his extensive review about the book: “ 4,000 weeks is an encouragement to want less but then to do it better. All you have is that you are here now and that is actually more than enough.”
2. Number 1
This is how you become the best-known name in the market and you get customers for life – Author: Aartjan van Erkel
For years, sharing free knowledge has been seen as the holy grail of increasing brand awareness. But according to Aartjan van Erkel, you no longer distinguish yourself with that these days. How do you stand out? By entertaining! In her review , Kim Pot addresses the 6 commandments of Media Directors Email Lists email marketing. Send entertaining emails, not spam. Surprise with your titles and also provide a bit of variety. Read more about these commandments in her article. Nice to get started with that!
Kim Pot about the book: “I have two sheets of new ideas in my notebook that I can work with. Highly recommended for every entrepreneur and marketing professional.”
3. Socrates on snekers
Practical Guide to Asking Good Questions – Author: Elke Wiss
InkedIn page for professional book tips, Tessa Evers responded: “I recommend books that are not directly about your field, but broaden your knowledge.” And she immediately came up with this fascinating tip.
In Socrates on Sneakers , practical philosopher Elke Wiss discusses the art of good conversation. She shows why we are so bad at asking good questions and how we can get better at it. Learn the skills needed to ask those questions that surprise and make you think. This way you can have conversations that lead to deepening and connection. With someone else, but also with yourself.