Holiday Book Reads Recommended by Auziros

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Looking for an extra stocking stuffer or a cozy read? Since reading is a big part of Auth0 culture, here are a few recommendations from Auziros to warm your holiday season. (And a link to our Beach Reads suggestions from Summer 2018.)

"Looking for that last stocking stuffer? Check out these book recommendations from @auth0 employees for some ideas!"

Business Books

Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too!

by Gary Vaynerchuk

Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too!

No matter if you’re trying to create business, a social media presence, or make a bigger impact. Gary’s latest book Crushing It! helps give insight and perspective on how to conduct yourself and bring value to others in a modern world!

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

by Bob Burg and John David Mann

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

This quick read takes you on a enjoyable journey about a powerful universal business idea of putting the customer first and giving undeniable value to create long lasting business relationships built on mutual success.

Own It: The Power of Women at Work

by Sallie Krawcheck

Own It: The Power of Women at Work

Cannot say enough about this book. Great balance between stories and applicable work. Most tangible business book I have personally read.

Poke the Box

by Seth Godin

Poke the Box

This short book — gifted to me a number of years back by a Microsoft exec — is one of those I keep handy and re-read often. It reiterates the concept of experimenting, being unafraid to “poke the box” and learn from what happens. You can apply this both to your professional and personal life.

Scaling Up

by Verne Harnish

Scaling Up

A concise, well-organized and valuable book on how to run and scale up a business. The book provides straight-forward, practical advice on attracting the right people and getting them in the right jobs, creating a strategy to differentiate the business, setting priorities as part of executing on the strategy, and how to manage the financials, particularly cash, to stay in the game while you do all the rest.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

This is a powerful book that promotes change from the inside out. Whether in your personal or professional life, these 7 habits are incredibly useful and practical — especially around the holidays when you are surrounded by family and tight work deadlines!

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Using our brain takes a lot of effort. In order not to do use it for every action, we create habits. Habits can help us be better and more productive not just in our personal lives, but can also change the course of companies. This book is a very good joining of theory of habits with real, existing examples of how they can be used to change personalities, companies and even the world.

Engineering Book

INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

by Marty Cagan

INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

As I took the acting role of VP, Product, I decided to read a lot of product related books to beef up even more my existing knowledge. Inspired was by far the best book that describes how good, cohesive product teams should work

Fiction Books

Agency

by William Gibson

Agency

The godfather of cyberpunk is writing novels again and I could not be more excited. Gibson coined the term “cyberspace” in 1982. His books are dense, well written and thought-provoking.

How to Stop Time

by Matt Haig

How to Stop Time

A trip through memories will warm your heart and give you hope. How to Stop Time makes you want to stop time and keep reading well into the night.

Kafka On The Shore

by Haruki Murakami

Kafka On The Shore

Because once in a while we all need to get out of our head. Murakami’s writing is different to say the least, and it is imaginative and has its own pace. Once you emerge yourself in the storyline, it’s as if you’ve travelled to another realm that forces you to look at the outside world in a new light.

Politics & Social Sciences Book

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Harari has done it again — much like its predecessors, Sapiens and Homo Deus, this book is a clear-eyed analysis of the big challenges humankind faces today. Deeply insightful, albeit frightening here and there. Highly recommended!

Psychology & Counseling Book

Captivate - The science of Succeeding with People

by Vanessa Van Edwards

Captivate - The science of Succeeding with People

If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable at social events, or want to learn what makes people tick this book is for you! It’s full of actionable tips backed up by scientific research.

Self-Help Book

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

by Douglas Stone

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

I think having a growth mindset is key to succeed. One of the best ways to continually grow and learn is from feedback. However, getting feedback is hard since it might hurt our feelings and might put us in a defensive mode. This book has amazing tips on how to take feedback in a better way.

Writing Book

Several Short Sentences About Writing

by Verlyn Klinkenborg

Several Short Sentences About Writing

If you want to think and write with greater clarity, this is your book — just reading it will alter your approach.

"Find out what books we’ve been reading to take us into 2019."

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