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Our Summer Reading List
Are you developing your summer reading list? Consider these books recommended by the Oakville Chamber’s Marketing Committee.

Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World

Geoff Mulgan

This book explores how organizations can leverage human and machine intelligence together, to better solve business and social challenges in a future demanding new ways of thinking.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

David Allen

Getting Things Done is the ultimate book on personal organization. It provides easy and actionable tips on how to attain a sense of control over all your work and provides a road map to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Method. Following the GTD method is intended to free up your brain to solve problems and help keep all your projects, personal and profession, on track.

How Women Rise

Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen explores the things that women say, do and think in the workplace that hold them back. And provides practice tips on how to overcome the habits that hold us back and rise to the top of their chosen career ladder. The book is equally inspiring and practical.

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face?

Alan Alda

An enlightening book from an actor’s perspective about communication, curiosity and connectedness. Anyone from business to art to science will benefit from this compelling read.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Robin Sharma

This inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. It tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life.

Patty McCord

When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was Chief Talent Officer. Her principles are based on encouraging debate and communication, building teams with the future in mind, surrounding yourself with top talent, and going beyond salary surveys to calculate compensation. Powerful will change how you think about work and the way a business should be run.