The 5 books to Gift Entrepreneurs & Financial Leaders This Holiday Season

Are you looking for holiday gift ideas for an entrepreneur in your life, or maybe a little stocking stuffer for yourself?

The best route when holiday gift shopping is to get something that will empower them with new knowledge to help tackle the challenges of the upcoming decade, we recommend these 5 must-reads written by investors, successful business owners and CFOs.


The Lean CFO: Architect of The Lean Management System by Nicholas S. Katko

The Lean CFO

Katko dives into the idea of a lean management system and why it’s more beneficial than traditional management systems. The Lean CFO discusses how flow drives the financial success of Lean ideology and moves your company away from standard costing systems for your business.

This book is a must-read for forward-thinking and innovative CFOs and business owners.


Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space & make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim

Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy suggests that businesses focus on the blue ocean, the undeveloped and untapped marketplace rather than the red ocean which is swimming with competitors fighting for the same fish.

With great case studies such as Cirque de Soleil, Blue Ocean Strategy demonstrates how businesses benefit by reimagining their industry.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of those books that you might have heard of with good reason. Covey discusses the seven principles that make a person more productive, personally, and professionally. It’s fascinating to see how Convey’s habits originate in universal principles and how they apply to all aspects of life beyond business.

This classic is well worth reading for its perspective and practical advice.

Reinventing the CFO: How Financial Managers Can Transform Their Roles and Add Great Value by Jeremy Hope

Reinventing the CFO

In his book, Jeremy Hope discusses how the role of the CFO evolved through time and must continue to transform in the future to stay relevant and successful. Reinventing The CFO presents seven critical roles that CFO’s must master to succeed in their role and maximize business value.

The book takes on many traditional finance practices and revolutionizes the idea of a financial leader.

The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann

The Go-Giver

The Go-Giver takes a different approach to traditional business books by introducing you to Joe, a real “Go-Getter” who hasn’t been able to reach his goals. Joe meets a series of “Go-Givers” who introduce him to the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success. These laws teach Joe about the power of giving. Joe’s outlook radically shifts as he learns the power of giving.

The Go-Giver is a fantastic book with powerful principles, not just about business, but about life.

These five books help lay the foundation for a more thorough understanding of the roles that CFOs, business owners, and entrepreneurs must master to achieve sustained growth and success.

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