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Management Resource Shelf | September 2023


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Originally published: 9/1/2023

This month we outdid ourselves by bringing you some classic books on motivation including a must-read (or reread) by Malcolm Gladwell, a NY Times Best Seller written by a Navy SEAL, top podcasts on time management and the science of success, and we even discovered a motivational podcast specifically for you, the HVAC owner! Enjoy September’s picks for the top podcasts and books on motivation.

The Wisdom of the Bullfrog: Leadership Made Simple (But Not Easy) Hardcover 
By Admiral William H. McRaven 


From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Make Your Bed—a short, inspirational book of advice and leadership lessons that Admiral McRaven collected over his four decades as a Navy SEAL.

The title “Bullfrog” is given to the Navy SEAL who has served the longest on active duty. Admiral McRaven was honored to receive this honor in 2011 when he took charge of the United States Special Operations Command. When McRaven retired in 2014, he had 37 years as a Navy SEAL under his belt, leading men and women at every level of the special operations community. In the ensuing four years, he served as Chancellor to the entire University of Texas System, with its 230,000 students and 100,000 faculty and health care workers.

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Outliers: The Story of Success Paperback
By Malcolm Gladwell

In this best-selling book, Malcolm Gladwell takes you on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player and more!

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers 
By Ben Horowitz 

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular Ben’s blog.

While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. 

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Beyond the To Do List
Hosted by Erik Fisher

For more than a decade, Erik Fisher has sat down with productivity experts, authors, and creatives as they share their insights on how to implement productivity strategies in both your professional and personal life. Our goal is to help you gain perspective, practical knowledge, and productivity insights for living a whole life that goes Beyond The To Do List.

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The Science of Success Podcast
Hosted by J. Matthew Bodnar

Humanity has tremendous untapped potential, but we are so often blinded by ignorance, bias, and even the biological limits of our own minds. This podcast strives every day to help you grow and improve by sharing the knowledge and wisdom you need for your journey. The Science of Success is about the search for evidence-based personal growth. It's about exploring ways to improve your decision-making, understanding your mind and how psychology rules the world around you, and learning from experts and thought leaders about ways we can become better versions of ourselves. The podcast has listeners in over 100 countries, has hit #1 New & Noteworthy on iTunes, and has more than 3 million downloads.

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Waste No Day
Hosted by Brian Burton & Nate Minnich

A podcast devoted to challenging, encouraging, advising, and highlighting the men and women of the home services industry. Whether you are a plumber, electrician, or HVAC technician, you all share the common tension of being both the hero and the villain in the eyes of the customer. Hosts Brian and Nate discuss and interview guests to show how to not only be the hero but to be rewarded with more than a cape.

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