The three books you HAVE to read for success

Leadership rock star Nick SmootA few days ago,’s Jeff Bezos mentioned the three books he has all his executives read. In FastCompany, entrepreneur Nick Smoot said one of the keys to being a good leader was to read and he also mentioned three books, three his dad made him read as a teen. This equates to a pretty simple formula. Reading equals knowledge. Knowledge equals opportunity. Opportunity equals success. Success equals the power to do what you want, when you want, how you want, and with whom you want.

Bezos books:  The Effective ExecutiveThe Innovator’s SolutionThe Goal

Smoot books:  Dress for SuccessHow To Win Friends and Influence PeopleThe Greatest Salesman in the World

My three:  How To Win Friends and Influence PeopleEnchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and ActionsNever Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

Don’t have time to read? Make the time. What are your three ‘must-read’ books?


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Opportunity sometimes presents itself in the most unexpected places and at the most unexpected times. The afore mentioned Smoot’s latest venture is Here On Biz – the mobile app for business networking. Here On Biz identifies the most valuable professionals to you and alerts you when they are near. Powered by your LinkedIn contacts, Here On Biz maximizes your travels, conferences, and downtime. Personal, corporate, events and associations – never miss a chance to connect. Read more here on