Guest blog by Executive Assistant Jenny Winters

Take a break in-between your summer adventures or just unwind and unplug with a book. Here is our list of books that will help improve your financial literacy while relaxing on a nice summer’s day!

The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton

The Wealthy Barber is a fictional story of a young group of friends–all about 30 years old–who are just getting to the time in their life when they want to take their financial planning seriously. Their teacher is an unassuming local business man: a successful barber. As he takes a little off the top, the barber explains the keys to long-term financial stability. The barber’s strategy isn’t to get rich quick, but to accumulate and retain wealth over time and stay stable. The story may be fictional, but the barber’s advice is very real.


The Hard Hat: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate by Jon Gordon

The Hard Hat tells the true story of George Boiardi – a lacrosse player who was great leader because he was a great teammate. The book features: 21 lessons to be a great teammate, insights from George’s teammates and coaches that bring the lessons to life, and 21 exercises to help you build a great team.


Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Scholar, author and speaker Brené Brown explains the great paradox of courage: how being vulnerable gives us strength. We dare greatly when we acknowledge fear. It’s an attitude that can transform the way we live, love, parent and lead.


Money - Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins

Achieving financial freedom isn’t complicated if you have access to the right information and the right strategies. Tony Robbins interviewed 50 of the world’s top financial minds and uncovered the “7 Simple Steps” that can put you in control of your financial future and help you avoid the mistakes millions make every day.

“This book will enlighten you and reinforce your understanding of how to master the money game and, in the long run, earn you financial freedom.” -John C. Bogle, founder, the Vanguard Group and the Vanguard Index Funds


Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares

Traction is a guide to getting customers, written for startup founders, marketers, and those interested in how today’s companies grow and get traction.

“This is a must-have, essential book if you want to be good at growth.” -Aaron Ginn, Head of Growth at StumbleUpon