10 awe-inspiring holiday reads

18th December, 2017

The holiday season is upon us. What better time to re-energise the brain muscle by taking in a few inspiring books to energise you for the new year?

To help you, we asked MYOB staff to recommend some reads which have had an impact on them this year.

Want to jump into 2018 full of new ideas?

Here are 10 awe-inspiring reads to get you started.

1. The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb

Annabel is a wonderful writer and delightfully funny, given her background is politics. She’s super-intelligent, with interesting thoughts and insights around women in the workforce, and how we could help men to “lean out” more so they too have the opportunities with their family that women have.

My favourite line is “women need wives and men need lives.”

Don’t worry – it’s not a man-bashing eight-hour listen. It’s thought-provoking in terms of how we can make change.

– Sue Foley, Campaign Marketing Manager.

2. Grace Notes: My Recollections by Katey Sagal

Gripping, singular, and gorgeously reflective, Grace Notes is a memoir told in essays by beloved actress, Hollywood veteran, and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal.

Not only a great actress, singer and songwriter, now a great author. I love her!

– Sally Garton, Senior Product Manager.

3. Who Moved My Cheese? by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

  An interesting way of viewing and dealing with change positively.

– Gissele Relatado, Administration Officer.

4. Remarkability by Lorraine Murphy

How to get the most out of the 24 hours we all get in a day and be successful.

– Anna Ridley, Internal Training Consultant.

5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson

To succeed in a job like mine, you can’t allow the slings and arrows of naysayers and doubters to even slightly affect your belief in what you are doing.

This book is something of a self-help manual for people who think differently. For me, it was a life-changer.

– Stanley Johnson, Creative Director.

6. Axioms & Digressions by TGRMSK

It’s the philosophy book for those too busy and too unacquainted with the process of thinking about thinking. Kinda like philosophy for beginners.

– Raffi Koshayan, Process Improvement Specialist.

7. The Circle by Dave Eggers

 A satirical look at the continuing erosion of individual privacy in the wake of ever-evolving technology. A novel, but one with an idea / agenda.

– Adam Becker, Development Lead.

8. Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

Chouinard’s offers a wealth of insight into the mind of someone who’s as passionately entrepreneurial as they are dedicated to protecting the environment. The tale of how outdoor gear and apparel brand Patagonia has evolved and succeeded over the decades demonstrates exactly why sustainable business practices are good business practices.

– Campbell Phillips, Business Writer.

9. Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

A great read and a photographic masterpiece, if you love New York, and can’t explain why, then this one’s for you!

It contains beautifully shot images of everyday people that make up New York city, accompanied by their story. The photos are wonderful and some of the stories are really moving. Stanton also has great social feeds to follow.

– Stefanie Di Trocchio, Content Lead.

 10. Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes

A very honest account of his life. He doesn’t hold back on the good, the bad and the ugly.

– Tracey Lurati, Receptionist.