The Dash Group Recommended Reading

Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

Pia Nilsson & Lynn Marriott A book about achieving your best on the golf course. Its’ lessons can be applied to any activity including business to achieve your very best. The title could easily be changed to “Every business decision must have a purpose”.

The Game Before the Game

Pia Nilsson & Lynn Marriott A how-to book about how to prepare to play your best golf. It goes from setting a vision, analyzing your strengths and weaknesses, developing a plan and objectives and keeping scorecards to track your progress. All fundamentals to achieving great results on and off the golf course.

Fearless Golf: Conquering the Mental Game

Dr. Gio Valiante This book provides a proven process on how to get better on the most important real estate on the golf course, the six inches between your ears. Key point addressed is in overcoming FEAR. Although not addressed in the book these concepts could be easily transferred to business, “Fear of dismissing an employee” and/or “Fear of increasing prices”. Also discussed is “Why we play the game” or applied to business, why did we get into business.

The E Myth Revisted: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Michael Gerber Through an engaging interview process with an entrepreneur “Sarah”, Gerber takes us through the growth of a business from its infancy to maturity stage. This is a must read for anyone comtemplating opening a business or someone looking for some help.

Parallel Peaks: Business Insights While Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains

John McQuaig “Parallel Peaks” takes us through the various steps in climbing a mountain and comparing it to building a business, i.e. setting the destination, “Vision”, what are your strengths and weaknesses, “S.W.O.T. “ anaylsis, developing strategies, and identifying objectives to track or progress to our summit “Vision.”

Good to Great

Jim Collins In spots somewhat technical, but a good analysis on what it takes to make a good business great. “Good is the enemy of Great” or accepting what you have and not looking to improve upon it. This is mostly a look at big business and what it takes for businesses to excel.

Built to Last

Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras A technical look on what it takes for a company to last and be successful over time i.e. over 50 years. This is a book about big business.

The One Page Business Plan

Jim Horan A simple guide on writing a powerful business plan that will impact your business daily.

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