Staff Picks: What we’re reading now

Brittany LaPointe \
June 30, 2016

We officially welcomed summer this week, so that means it’s time to start working on those summer reading lists.  We’ve compiled a few of our team’s favorite recent reads; including e-newsletters, fiction, and nonfiction books to get you started. Whether you’ll be reading these poolside or in between board meetings this summer, we’re sure they will leave you feeling inspired and energized.

Knight: A Publisher in the Tumultuous Century: The story of of John S. Knight, a man who has had tremendous impact on the history of Akron and the entire United States.

Five Minds for the Future:  bestselling author Howard Gardner shows how we will each need to master “five minds” that the fast-paced future will demand.

Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur: A powerful and compelling story that captures the essence of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.

TalentSmart Newsletter: Sign up for Travis Bradbury’s newsletter to get your dose of human insight; from leadership to personal and professional relationships.

A Christmas Memory: An oldie but goodie. Truman Capote’s book is a collection of three short stories that remind us of the unpredictability of family and friends.

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd: An engaging read with interesting perspective on our society’s treatment of people living among us who are deemed to be “other.”

Also, be sure to check out this list of recommended books for nonprofit leaders.