10 Books for Your Summer Reading List

Longer days, harder play, time off – a recipe for taking advantage of downtime. How about reading a good book to add energy, solve some problems, add some ideas or entertain you? The team at CaptureApps has built its own wish list – here are 10 books for you to consider for your summer reading list.


Sydney Finkelstein
We heard about Superbosses on a recent podcast with an interview of Sydney Finkelstein. In a survey of dozens of great bosses, he puts together a roadmap for what to do (and he’s threatening to make a sequel…of what NOT to do).

Work Rules!

Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
Laszlo Bock
Work Rules! is acclaimed as an insightful book about how to maximize teamwork and time/personal management in today’s business environment.

The Third Wave

An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future
Steve Case
Where are we going next? Entrepreneur Steve Case of AOL fame has some ideas on where to paddle out in The Third Wave.

The Sleep Revolution

Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
Arianna Huffington
Since we’re big fans of rest to prepare for optimal performance in meetings and in the classroom, The Sleep Revolution suits our sensibilities. Hopefully it won’t induce a nap for you.

The Art of People

11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want
Dave Kerpen
Don’t be the annoying one at work – be the one everyone wants on their team… Check out The Art of People for some ideas on forging your path.

The Power of Broke

How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage
Daymond John
Fans of ABC’s Shark Tank lined up for this one: The Power of Broke by FUBU creator Daymond John. From zero to sixty and an “overnight success” (just kidding)… This book documents The Hustle.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Statements

David Worrell
Understanding “the books” is a super powerful skill in business. With The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Statements, you can learn the key components, which can ultimately put you in better position to advance your career.

TED Talks

The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
Chris Anderson
Almost as much art as science or technology, TED has become a staple of business and social consciousness discussions. Unlocking “how”, TED Talks illustrates ideas behind successful presenters. It may not put you on the world stage, but you could definitely improve.

Ego is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday
Topping our summer wish list is this new release from Ryan Holiday: Ego is the Enemy. The ideas start with why you shouldn’t start with high expectations, and focus on effort on the  next milestone. Makes sense…

The Score Takes Care of Itself

Bill Walsh
An oldie but goodie, The Score Takes Care of Itself illustrates how the little things add up. We may not all be 49ers fans, but the scores were pretty good under Walsh…

Obviously our emphasis is on business leadership and entrepreneurship, but that’s because we think that success in the coming years will come to those who think that way. If you’re a corporate schmoe, we’re here to help you get ahead – starting productivity in your meetings and projects and pointing you to the best and brightest ideas we find. We’d love to hear what you’re reading, so leave a comment if you have something you think we should know about!


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