Planning on having nice, relaxing “me” time with a boost of inspiration over the weekend? Here is our #futureboss reading list that will inspire and ignite the inner *insert your life goal* in you.
1. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
Forget Tony Stark: Elon is the real deal. He is one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs. He co-founded Paypal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX, just to name a few. Whether or not you are a techie, the biography will give you an insight on how Elon started and what makes him who he is today—an unstoppable visionary.
2. #Girlboss and Nasty Galaxy by Sophia Amoruso
If you haven’t read #Girlboss yet, then you have to read it. Sophia Amoruso, founder of NastyGal and recently, Girlboss Media, gives you insight into how she started and a lot of “girl power” punch on how she fought adversity and found her inner strength to become one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in the world. Caution: the book doesn’t include any B.S. or cheesy faux-spiration, just pure Sophia and her straight-to-the-point (as-real-as-it-gets) story.
3. How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg – Buy Online
Entertaining and insightful, this book combines treasured lessons that Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO, and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg learned as they helped build the global icon. Want to build the future “Google” or your own small business that rocks? Here’s something to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing.
4. Creativity, Inc.
Are you a creative? The reality is you have to pack yourself some “boss” skills to succeed in the business world as well. Creative, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality. It was written by Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. In his own words, the book is “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.”