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Suggested Readings & Quotes

[Suggested Readings] [Quotes for Inspiration & Motivation]

gtmAdvisors recommends the following readings and inspirational quotes to help you achieve and maintain continued success:

Suggested Readings

  • Blown to Bits (How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy) – Philip Evans & Thomas S. Wurster, Harvard Business School Press
  • Living on the Fault Line (Managing for Shareholder Value in the Age of the Internet) Geoffrey A. Moore, Harper Business
  • Remaking The World (Adventures in Engineering) – Henry Petroski, Knopf Publishing
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma (When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail) Clayton M. Christensen – Harvard Business School Press
  • Selling Machine – Diane Sanchez & Stephen E. Heiman, Times Business Press
  • The Age of Access, (The New Culture of Hypercapitialism) – Jeremy Rifkin, Tarcher/Putnam
  • Good to Great (Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t) – Jim Collins, Harper Business
  • Built To Last (Successful habits of Visionary Companies) – James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras, Harper Business
  • The E Myth, Revisited (Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It) Michael E. Gerber, Harper Business
  • The 17 Essential Qualities of A Team Player (Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants) – John C. Maxwell, Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Taking Care of eBusiness (How Today’s Leaders Are Increasing Revenues, Productivity, and Customer Satisfaction) – Thomas M. Siebel, Currency
  • Customers.Com (How To Create a Profitable Business Strategy For The Internet And Beyond) – Patricia B. Seybold with Ronni T. Marshak, Times Business, Random House
  • Stone Places Geoff Childs, The Mountaineers Books
  • Thoughts Of A Philosophical Fighter Pilot James Bond Stockdale, Hoover Institution Press
  • Wooden (A Lifetime of Observation and Reflection On and Off The Court) – Coach John Wooden with Steve Jamison, Contemporary Books

Quotes for Inspiration & Motivation

  • “Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” – George Santayana

  • “Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.” – Harvey S. Firestone
  • “If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” – Rosalyn Carter
  • “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  • “What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.” – Benjamin F. Fairless
  • “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo
  • “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon
  • “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.” – Abdul Kalam
  • The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” Orison Swett Marden


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