“You had the power all along my dear.”
-Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Innovation Women are talented. They start companies, develop innovative new products, live on the bleeding edge of technology, and write scores of creative, fact-filled, and entertaining books. We’ve gathered a batch of business-related books for the person in your life who wants to start a company, lead her team, promote a new idea, or cultivate an existing business, career, or side-hustle.
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“A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing. Always be closing!”
-Blake, Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
In Glengarry Glen Ross, the David Mamet-scripted film, Alec Baldwin delivers that line to a group of desperate real estate salesmen. If there’s anyone in your life who can relate, we have a great list of books for them — and for you. These books, all written by Innovation Women, all involve sales, marketing, advertising, and more importantly, closing.
Continue reading When the Leads Are Weak, You Have to Be Strong: Books for the Sales and Marketing Mavens on Your List
“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”
-Jacob Marley from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
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Do you know someone who runs their own business? Or maybe you have a friend who has always talked about starting her own company, but has yet to take the leap? These books, written by Innovation Women speakers, are the perfect gifts for the entrepreneur in your life.
She has an idea, but needs some help turning it into a business.
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We all have those techie friends that are hard to buy for. They know so much about the latest and greatest gadgets and trends, we end up buying them the wrong thing. Let’s face it, no one wants to see that weak, “Thanks.” at the family get-together. To help both the gift giver and getter, we’ve assembled a list of books written by Innovation Women speakers, designed to bring a sparkle to the eyes of all the tech wizards on your list.
Pendred Noyce gathers the stories of sixteen trailblazing women who broke new ground in the fields of science and medicine in her book, Magnificent Minds: 16 Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine. Science enthusiasts and history buffs will love reading about Ada Lovelace, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, and other scientific hotshots who saved lives, revolutionized their fields, and paved the way for the technology of today.
Continue reading I’m Dreaming of an 8-bit Christmas: Books for the Techie in Your Life
Q: What do you get for the person who’s interested in everything?
A: A book!
If you have a friend, uncle, aunt, or spouse who watches true crime shows, can explain the infield fly rule, and owns a Theremin, you understand the degree of difficulty in finding a gift for that eclectic person on your list. If she collects bar towels from Ireland and has always wanted a pet ocelot, this list is just like her. We’ve assembled a group of books that fall outside our other categories. Written by Innovation Women speakers, these books run the gamut from local history to writing a book to film production.
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Do you know a college student about to enter the workforce? Sure, you could get her a nice watch, but why not give her the information she’ll need to help her get a job, jumpstart her career, and navigate the world post-dorm. These books, all written by fabulous Innovation Women speakers, will educate, motivate, and stimulate the soon-to-be graduate in your life.
She has her diploma or will soon. Now what?
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Ah, the holidays. There’s a sense of excitement in the air and everything glistens. There’s also a ton of food and that cousin of yours who was a Senate page and summers in Nantucket. She’s a size 4 and tells you, “No matter what I do, I just can’t gain weight.” Then she complains the valet scratched her Porsche.
It’s enough to make you question your life choices.
Continue reading Don’t Put Yourself on a Shelf: Books to Help You Thrive, Not Just Survive During the Holidays and Beyond