Blog, NewsBy Tribeca Venture Partners
It may feel as if summer is winding down, but there’s still a lot of summer left in us here at Tribeca Venture Partners. So, the team is sharing our End of Summer Reading List for those looking for a good read. And for anyone who’s wondering, summer officially ends on September 23rd.
Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow. “A perfect summer read – light, funny and at times poignant. Sick in the Head is Judd Apatow at his best!”
“I’m a runner and I drive to work, so when I’m not on the phone I listen to a lot of audio content. One of my favorite apps is Blinkist, a compilation of short-form summaries of non-fiction books. A few nights ago, I learned about quantum mechanics, the industrial food complex and the power grid all in one long run.”
The Gatekeepers: How the Whitehouse Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple. “An inside look at how the White House is run, Whipple examines the relationship between an effective Chief of Staff and the ability of a President to advance their agenda (Hint: They are strongly correlated). Even if your company doesn’t have room for this role, there is much to be learned about successful organizational structures — not to mention, it’s a great overview of the last 6 decades of US history told through the lens of those who steered America through its most pivotal moments.”
Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd by Youngme Moon. “Youngme Moon distills how companies can differentiate themselves in a world of overwhelmingly abundant choices and increasing uniformity in a way that’s fun, thoughtful, and at times, poignant. Ultimately, her book is really about human behavior, how consumer preferences have shifted over time, and how successful brands have won our hearts.”
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts by Brene Brown. “I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership recently. Leadership is hard work that requires authenticity, discipline, self-awareness and vulnerability. It doesn’t always make the headlines and the results aren’t always Instagrammable, but the impact of great leadership is immeasurable.”