09 Aug Book Club @ Evantage, Inc
At Evantage, Inc, we find it not only important, but necessary to read. Reading in business helps you stay up with industry trends, but also helps you develop so you yourself can ‘go to bed a little wiser each day.’
Stats don’t lie and we looked at the numbers.
- Bill Gates reads one book per week.
- Mark Zuckerberg reads one book every two weeks.
- Elon musk is an avid reader.
- Warren Buffett spends about 80% of his day reading.
- Mark Cuban reads for more than three hours every day.
- Oprah Winfrey reads one book every month.
The team at Evantage, Inc has decided to take book club to a new level and read a book a month. We are a little over halfway through the year and we asked the team what their biggest takeaways were from our books so far. Check out what they had to say.
Rosa said her favorite so far was Unstoppable by Dave Anderson .
Why she thinks reading is important in business:
“It’s very important to read because the knowledge & information you receive opens your mind to think above average. It also motivates you to take action. Reading a book more than once also helps pick up more information you might not have the first time. So once you are done, go back and check it out again.
Moises belives reading is a crucial part of self development. ‘The more we read the better we get at understanding different points of views and people who have written the books have found a formula to be successful that is replicable.
“Reading helps make the ordinary into extraordinary.”
His top pick this far: Relentless by Tim Grover.
What he gained from this book: Eliminate all excuses and be the person who leads the way, making sure people around you rise to your level.
Trinhs favorite: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown.
Biggest take away: To find true belongingness you need authenticity, bravery, trust and vulnerability since to really belong means you have to learn to stand alone rather than fitting in.
Brandon’s pick from the year: Grit – Angela Duckworth
“When you keep searching for ways to change your situation for the better, you stand a chance of finding them. When you stop searching, assuming they can’t be found, you guarantee they won”
Our Assistant Manager, Kim, adds that, it’s important to read, because no one knows everything and it will take one person a very long time to gain knowledge if he/she just tries to do everything on their own. Reading books is a quick way to get knowledge from other people who have experienced it before.
What books are on your list this year? We love recommendations and would love to hear from you. Send your suggestions to us on Facebook!