12 new books to help you build wealth and get more done in 2017

12 new books to help you build wealth and get more done in 2017



If your New Year's resolutions include building wealth, becoming more productive, or making the most of your career (or side hustle), there are hundreds of books willing to guide you, many of which debuted just last year.

Business Insider asked Chris Schluep, a senior Amazon Books editor, to compile a list of the best money books of 2016. Schluep's picks are packed with advice from experts, ranging from a billionaire's memoir to the story of the entertainment industry's most powerful agency. 

Whether you're aiming to grow richer or develop better money habits, get a head start on your 2017 goals with 12 of best money and productivity books from the past year. 

'Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike' by Phil Knight


Release date: April 26, 2016

Schluep says: Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father after business school and launched an empire. But there's much more than just a business story in this surprisingly candid memoir.

Amazon says: In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance' by Angela Duckworth


Release date: May 3, 2016

Schluep says: We all want to have it. Angela Duckworth has been studying it for decades, and lays out how so much of success is a product of passion and perseverance.

Amazon says: In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed — be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people — that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit."

'Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life' by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans


Release date: September 20, 2016

Schluep says: Teachers of one of the most popular courses at Stanford (the course has the same name as the book), Burnett and Evans illustrate how you can use the same thinking that has gone into some of your favorite products to design a better life for yourself.

Amazon says: In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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January 5, 2017 at 01:24PM


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