Casi seguro que entre tus propósitos de año nuevo está leer más y progresar con el idioma inglés, pues en la Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos de la UPV vamos a ayudarte a conseguirlo. Tan solo tienes que seguir nuestro Professional Reading Club y así matarás dos pájaros de un tiro.

Se trata de un espacio exclusivamente para socios en el que te ofrecemos una selección de los libros de negocio más destacados y que te ayudarán a practicar y poner al día tu inglés, pero también a desarrollarte personal y profesionalmente. 

Tan solo tienes que acceder a nuestra know box donde encontrarás una amplia recopilación de libros de negocios que hemos ido resumiendo para ti. De esta forma, la falta de tiempo ya no será una excusa. Hemos hecho para ti la selección de libros y además te los damos resumidos en inglés.

En este artículo te presentamos la selección de títulos para este semestre. A final de cada mes en nuestro boletín semanal te enviaremos el enlace para que puedas acceder al resumen del libro del mes.

Si no recibes el boletín, seas o no socio, puedes inscribirte aquí y así no te perderás ninguno de nuestros resúmenes, pero si no eres socio y te gustaría acceder a la know box, donde además existe una amplia biblioteca de contenidos indispensables para tu desarrollo personal y profesional, puedes unirte a nuestra Asociación aquí y  recuerda que no es necesario que seas antiguo alumno de la UPV, si compartes nuestros objetivos e intereses, este es tu sitio.

the-art-of-risk-by-kayt-sukelENERO: The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance by Kayt Sukel

Are risk-takers born or made? Why are some more willing to go out on a limb (so to speak) than others? How do we weigh the value of opportunities large or small that may have the potential to change the course of our lives? These are just a few of the questions that author Kayt Sukel tackles, applying the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to compelling real-world situations. Building on a portfolio of work that has appeared in such publications as “Scientific American,” “Atlantic Monthly,” “The Washington Post,” and more, Sukel offers an in-depth look at risk-taking and its role in the many facets of life that resonates on a personal level. Smart, progressive, and truly enlightening, “The Art of Risk” blends riveting case studies and hard-hitting science to explore risk-taking and how it impacts decision-making in work, play, love, and life, providing insight in understanding individual behavior and furthering personal success.”


first-break-all-the-rules-from-gallupFEBRERO: First, Break All The Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently from Gallup.

Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world’s greatest managers do differently. With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-read for managers at every level.

Included with this re-release of First, Break All the Rules: updated meta-analytic research and access to the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which reveals people’s top themes of talent, and to Gallup’s Q12 employee engagement survey, the most effective measure of employee engagement and its impact on business outcomes.


find-your-why-by-simon-sinekMARZO. Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek, David Mead, and Peter Docker

As Start With Why has spread around the world, countless readers have asked me the same question: How can I apply Start With Why to my career, team, company or nonprofit? Along with two of my colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, I created this hands-on, step-by-step guide to help you find your WHY.

With detailed exercises, illustrations, and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help you address many important concerns, including:

* What if my WHY sounds just like my competitor’s?

* Can I have more than one WHY?

* If my work doesn’t match my WHY, what should I do?

* What if my team can’t agree on our WHY?

Whether you’ve just started your first job, are leading a team, or are CEO of your own company, the exercises in this book will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfillment, for both you and your colleagues.

ABRIL: One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard , Spencer Johnson

This book teaches the quickest way to increase productivity, profits, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. It is a revolutionary new management method that is already producing very real results for top managers and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Many believe that it will soon be recognized as the answer to the nation’s falling productivity — America’s answer to Japan’s Theory Z.

The One Minute Manager is an easily read story which quickly shows you three very practical management techniques. As the story unfolds, you will discover several studies in medicine and the behavioral sciences which help you understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. By the book’s end you will also know how to apply them to your own situation.


the-anticipatory-organization-by-daniel-burrosMAYO: The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage by Daniel Burrus  (Author)

Technology-driven change is accelerating at an exponential rate, but moving fast in the wrong direction will only get you into trouble faster! Reacting to problems and digital disruptions, no matter how agi  le you and your organization are, is no longer good enough.

The Anticipatory Organization teaches you how to separate the Hard Trends that will happen, from the Soft Trends that might happen, allowing you to jump ahead with low risk and the confidence certainty can provide. Accelerate innovation and actively shape the future—before someone else does it for you!

Digital transformation has divided us all into two camps: the disruptor and the disrupted. The Anticipatory Organization gives you the tools you need to see disruption before it happens, allowing you to turn change into advantage.


top-of-mind-by-john-hallJUNIO:  TOP OF MIND by John Hall

What do all successful businesses have in common? They’re the first name that comes to mind when people think about their particular market. How do companies achieve this? By developing habits and strategies that focus on building meaningful relationships and delivering value consistently, day in and day out.

In Top of Mind, the cofounder of a leading content marketing company shows you how to create business opportunities by occupying the space at the top of your audience’s minds―and keeping it there. This groundbreaking book explains how consumer needs and expectations have changed and what this shift means for readers interested in building a brand―whether you’re a leader in marketing engaging potential customers, a VP of sales bringing in new business, or a director of HR who’s recruiting the best talent in the industry. It provides effective ways to establish trust and foster connections; maintain transparency and consistency; identify and clearly communicate the “why” behind the message; and create processes to make that message part of a brand’s DNA

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