Reading is one of the most beneficial things you can do in your free time. Sitting down with a good book reduces stress, expands your vocabulary, improves your memory, boosts your writing skills, and generally makes you a stronger, more well-rounded person.
Here are five recommended books, which members of the Anchor Loans staff have found to be useful in their business and personal lives.
Deep Work by Cal Newport
“Newport’s book opened my eyes to more efficient and productive ways to create more meaningful project results.” – Steve Pollack, CEO/President and Co-Founder
Good to Great by Jim Collins
“My whole approach to management changed after reading this book more than 10 years ago. Good to Great identifies what distinguishes great companies from good ones. The common qualities found in great companies centered around the character of their leaders and employees.” – Bryan Thompson, Chief Financial Officer
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
“This book is a great read about how to deal with change.” – Maya Levin, Director of Financial Operations
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury
“I use this book virtually every day in my day-to-day life and business activities. It is about negotiation and is applicable in any scenario, not just legal or transnational matters.” – Pouyan Zivari, Legal Counsel
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
“This is a really great motivational read on finding and fulfilling your purpose.” – Brittany Goodchild, Capital Markets Manager