Scheduling Time To Read Nonfiction Business Books During "Office Hours"
Reading IS work (if applied to your goals).
Today, I’m keeping my email shorter than usual…
…because I’m reading.
My office for the next 2 hours is about as lively as Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett deciding whether or not to buy more Apple stock.
If you’re curious, I’m re-reading The Great CEO Within by Matt Mochary, top Silicon Valley CEO Coach. And, if you become a premium subscriber to this newsletter, you can get a copy of the book for FREE, instantly!
Once you upgrade, you’ll be able to access The Great CEO Within, which is paywall-protected or “locked” from the view of free subscribers.
This book shares high-level overviews on:
How to become more effective with your time (so you’re a better CEO/entrepreneur)
How to be a more effective team leader and create great company culture
How to structure your company in relation to goals, communications, team-wide wikis for information management
How to structure meetings, give feedback, and create fair compensation structures (mostly for tech startups raising money and giving employees equity during the early days)
How to fundraise, recruit, and sell
And other tips on legal, product, finance, and more.
It’s only 139 pages, so it shouldn’t take me more than 2 hours to skim the book again.
But imagine if I learn ONE thing from re-reading this book!
That will save me hundreds, thousands, or perhaps even millions of dollars over the course of my career.
I could save hours, days, or even weeks/months of time.
And my current staff, clients, and vendors may find that I’m more prepared, engaging, and creative in my approach to building Meeting of the Minds and other ventures.
My challenge to you is…
Schedule some time this week to READ during your work week, with the intent of actually APPLYING what you learn to save and/or make more time, money, and fun.
And of course, if you want to read with me, upgrade your membership below to get immediate access to The Great CEO Within from Matt Mochary, plus MY new book How To Build A World-Class Network In Record Time which is out January 25, 2021.
P.S. - if you’re already a paid subscriber to this newsletter, click HERE and scroll down to the section titled “The Great CEO Within” to access the book for free. That link will only work for paid subscribers, and will be locked otherwise until you upgrade your membership.
Jared Kleinert is the founder of Meeting of the Minds (motm.co), as well as a TED speaker, 2x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial".
Meeting of the Minds curates "super-connectors" and subject matter experts as invite-only attendees to 3 day summits in places like Napa Valley, Bermuda, and elsewhere, as well as “deep dives” such as this Marketing and Biz Dev strategy & implementation workshop. Members of the MOTM network include CEOs of 7, 8, and 9-figure businesses, creators of globally-recognized brands and social movements, New York Times bestselling authors, founders of pre-IPO tech unicorns, c-suite execs from Fortune 500 companies, and others.
Jared's career began at 15 years old when he started his first company, and took off at 16 while working as the first intern, and then one of the first 10 employees, for an enterprise SaaS company called 15Five, which today has raised over $40M and has almost 2000 forward-thinking companies as monthly recurring clients.
Later, Jared would become a delegate to President Obama's 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia, write multiple books including the "#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015", and speak at TED@IBM the day before he turned 20.
As a highly-sought after keynote speaker and consultant, Jared’s clients range from organizations like Facebook, Samsung, Bacardi, Estee Lauder, IBM, Cornell, Berkeley, AdAge, and the National Speakers Association. His insights on entrepreneurship, networking, marketing, and business development have been featured in Forbes, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, NPR, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Fox Business and more.
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