Your Game Changing Business Books

Written by: Fargo Inc Staff

Every day, we’re talking to business leaders in our community about their best business advice. That’s why we asked them for a few of their favorite business book recommendations. 


By Seth Goodin
Recommended by Hannah Savoy, Marketing Manager at dogIDs

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it and turn each day into a kind of art. 

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life
By Jordan B. Peterson
Recommended by Josh Humble, Finnu – President, Hurd ProNetwork – Co-Founder, Cerulean Properties – Co-Founder

According to Jordan B Peterson: Order creates a well functioning world, it’s a place where things go according to the plan. It’s the all known world. On the other hand chaos is accidental by nature. It’s when things take a wrong turn, where you face the uncertain.  You will learn how to alleviate yourself to higher standards so that you can live your life in the most satisfying way possible. You will learn how to not be a burden on others and become the hero of your own journey.

Originals by Adam Grant

By Adam Grant
Recommended by Becky Walen, Senior Vice President – Senior Wealth Management Advisor

In Originals, Adam Grant addresses the challenge of improving the world from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?

How to win friends and influence people

How to Win Friends & Influence People
By Dale Carnegie
Recommended by Irina Sagert, Sanford Health

One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you six ways to make people like you, 12 ways to win people to your way of thinking and nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.

Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
By Shauna Niequist
Recommended by Jayne Gust, Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Sanford Health

In these pages, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

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