This summer Fifth Avenue Brands is putting together a summer reading list. Below is a list of 11 inspiring, educational, and interesting books. We hope you will join us in reading this summer.
1. House of Morgan by Ron Chernow
“House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty And The Rise Of Modern Finance” by Ron Chernow. This book won the National Book Award, now deemed a classic read. The book dives into the American Banking Dynasty following four generations of the Morgan family. A history of the rise of British and American elites and how they changed the modern world of banking forever. The book is told through various interviews and depicts a more private look at this family and their life of money.
2. Napoleon, Andrew Roberts
“Napoleon: A Life” by Andrew Roberts. A compelling biography of the greatest soldier of all time. Roberts, an awarded historian traveled to fifty-three of sixty of Napoleon’s battlegrounds. In these places, he discovered many documents that have reshaped the character of Napoleon forever. In this book, Roberts gives a deeper insight into who Napoleon was and his motivation behind the things he did.
3. Just Keep Buying, Nick Maggiulli
“Just Keep Buying: Proven Ways To Save Your Money And Build Your Wealth”. by Nick Maggiulli. This book is a great read when trying to build personal finance habits and see growth in your bank account. Nick Maggiulli is a well-known finance blogger and in this book, he shares his tips and tricks to better personal finance.
4. Power of Crises, Ian Bremmer
“Power of Crises: How Three Threats-And Our Response-Will Change The World”. by Ian Bremmer. Ian Bremmer, a prominent political scientist looks at the last 100 years and depicts how our world conflicts put us in a state unable to prepare for three major crises; transformative climate change, the AI revolution, and global health emergencies. The lessons he shares from days past show us how we can respond to such trials when they come.
5. The Fixer, Bradley Tusk
“Fixer: My AdventureSaving Startups from Death by Politics” by Bradley Tusk. Bradley Tusk a famous political advisor to many big-name startups opens up about what actually occurs at the intersection of politics, technology, and business. This book dives into the ways Bradley tusk fixed issues behind the scenes and helped startups become many of the name brand companies we see today i.e. Tesla, Uber, and more.
6. Finding Me, Viola Davis
“Finding Me” by Viola Davis. In her book, Viola shares her story of discovering her voice and finding her purpose in a world blind to her. She talks of her beginning and how she got to where she is today. The book could be referred to as a self-love proclamation and diving into the details of what makes someone who they are.
7. The Hawke Method, Erik Huberman
“The Hawke Method: The Three Principles of Marketing that Made Over 3,000 Brands Soar” by Erik Huberman. Erik Huberman is the CEO of Hawke Media, through his experiences he has helped 3,000 brands gain success in using his methods. This method is uncovered in his marketing approach focusing on three main factors. These factors are described as awareness, nurturing, and trust.
8. Founder Brand, Dave Gerhardt
“Founder Brand: Turn Your Story Into Your Competitive Advantage” by Dave Gerhardt. In this book Dave Gerhardt, a marketing specialist shares what it is that makes a brand successful. This guidebook walks you through discovering, creating, and sharing your story, also known as your brand. Learning is a given in this book as you walk through the various marketing strategies across different media to give your brand a face and a name.
9. Invisible Women, Carolina Criado Perez
“Invisible Women: Data Basis In A World Designed For Men” by Carolina Criado Perez. Carolina Criado Perez is a renowned feminist advocate who deeply cares for gender equality. In this book, she shares why the way the world calculates data is wrong. Women are not deviant when comparing data. Diving into this investigation with Perez will open your eyes and change your outlook on the world.
10. The Predictable Profits Playbook, Charles Gaudet
“Predictable Profits Playbook: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Dominating Any Market And Staying On Top” by Charles Gaudet. This guidebook outlines a method for gaining success as an entrepreneur in any field. Is success all just hard work and desire? Could there possibly be more to the entrepreneurial game? Charles Gaudet shares all his knowledge on how to be a successful entrepreneur.
11. Gratitude & Pasta, Chris Schembra
“Gratitude and Pasta’: The Secret Sauce For Human Connection” by Chris Schembra. “It’s lonely when you are at the top” is a quote we’ve heard over and over, however in this book, we find out how true this epidemic is. Life as a CEO, founder, executive, and more can be burdened with meetings and isolation. Chris Schembra felt this and he used dinners to gain gratitude and connection with people again. This book inspires CEOs and people alike to host dinners to gain the connection once lost.
We hope that you will join us this summer as we read these wonderful books.