Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Four business books that won’t put you to sleep at the beach this summer

Thanks to the heatwave which is hitting the UK right now, more Brits than ever will be enjoying some down time and relax in the sunshine. Summer is often considered a time for light beach reads, rom-com indulgences and juicy tell-alls.

But why not use this time to read books which could make you happier and more when you do return to work?

To help we have compiled a list of four business books which are not only well-written but also informative. These should be your go-to considerations for your beach bag as they are written by everyone from business writers to Nobel Prize winners they really hold their own with the rest of the summer reading shelf.

Tech savvy

The book: The Interim Revolution: How crowdsourcing, the on-demand Gig Economy and Teams as a Service are transforming business globally 
Author: Pat Lynes

About: The Interim Revolution clearly explains what disruptive technology means to your company and what to do to close the capability and speed gap facing organisations today. The Interim Revolution explains crowdsourcing, the Gig Economy and how the Teams as a Service model can transform your company.

It will be highly relevant to interims, management consultants and management consulting, Hr and human resources management, teams, business leadership skills development and top talent recruitment.

Available on Amazon


The book: From Good to Amazing: No Bullshit Tips for The Life You Always Wanted
Author: Michael Serwa 

About: From Good to Amazing is a collection of top life coach Michael Serwa’s top tips from different areas of personal development, written in a conversational and direct style, with a few personal stories here and there. The book is designed to give readers a compassionate kick in the butt, so they can become a better version of themselves, living happier and more fulfilling life. It’s a fresh take on self-help genre. It deals with some of the most serious parts of life in a light-hearted way (learning while laughing!), straight to the point and jargon-free. He shows them what they cannot see and tells them what no one else would dare to say.

Available on Amazon


The book: Thinking, fast and slow
Author: Daniel Kahneman

About:  Nobel Prize-winning Economic Scientist Daniel Kahneman has collated all of his ground-breaking research into one essential best-selling audiobook Thinking, Fast and Slow, which has been narrated by Patrick Egan. Your entire way of thinking and decision-making will be defied after reading this book. From the way in which you form your ideas to the reasons how and why these ideas came to you in the first place. Learn more about yourself and others as you are enlightened with Kahneman’s research.

Available on Audible

Money focussed

The book: Business for Bohemians: Live Well, Make Money
Author: Tom Hodgkinson 

About:  Whether you dream of launching your own start up or profiting from your creativity in your spare time, Business for Bohemians will equip you with the tools to turn your talents into a profitable and enjoyable business. Accounting need no longer be a dark art. You will become au fait with business plans and a friend of the spreadsheet. You will discover that laziness can be a virtue. Above all, you will realise that freedom from the nine-to-five life is achievable - and, with Hodgkinson's comforting, pragmatic and extremely funny advice at hand, you might even enjoy yourself along the way.

Available from Foyles