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Our 5 top summer reads

EcoMan by Malcolm Rands.

Co-founder of ecoStore Malcolm Rands has got what it takes to run a great business. Blurb says: The story of how Malcolm Rands, an organic gardener and hippy from Northland, built the pioneering global brand ecostore. Malcolm Rands started ecostore from New Zealand’s first permaculture eco-village with his wife Melanie in 1993. Twenty years on and Malcolm has

developed ecostore into a multi-million dollar business. This inspirational memoir gives an insight into the mind of an entrepreneur, activist and true Kiwi ‘superhero’.


Legacy by James Kerr

If you’re a bit of an All Blacks fan then this might be the one for you Legacy by James Kerr. Blurb says: “James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world’s most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership.Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields and asks: What are the secrets of sustained success? How do you turn vision into action? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? …. We can all relate to this! (Available from Paper Plus here)


The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner

An incredible rags to riches story about a homeless father who cared for his son on the streets of San Francisco who eventually made it to the top of Wall St. You can’t help but be inspired.


The Miracle Morning - The Six Habits That Will Transform Your Life by Hal Elrod.

At age 20, Hal Elrod was hit head-on by a drunk driver at 70 mph, was dead for six minutes, and doctors told his parents that if Hal ever came out of his coma, he would have permanent brain damage and may never walk again. After six days fighting for his life, Hal proved that we all have the ability to overcome any obstacle and create the life of our dreams. Not only did he walk, he became an ultra-marathon runner, hall of fame business achiever, international keynote speaker, success coach, husband, father, hip-hop recording artist, and multiple-time #1 bestselling author.


Find Your Why - A Practical Guide For Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek.

He started with Start With Why, did a cool Ted Talk on How Great Leaders Inspire Action and now this little ripper. If you like workbooks and guidelines along the way then this smash hit is for you. (Available from Whitcoulls here)

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