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Africa Mentor's Top Book Recommendations

Want to know what books Africa Mentor recommends on their reading list? We've researched interviews, social media posts, podcasts, and articles to build a comprehensive list of Africa Mentor's favorite book recommendations of all time.


My Country and My People

This classic gives a unique and sweeping insight into life in China, and in particular the differences between China and the West. Chapters: The Chinese People and Their Origins, The Chinese Character, The Chinese Mind, Chinese Ideals and Religion, Woman's Life, Social and Political Life, Literature, Art and Architecture, The Pleasures of Life, Home and Garden, Eating and Drinking, The End of Life, The Search for Leadership, and The Way Out. The Author: Lin Yutang was a born into a Christian family, and after choosing Taoism and Buddhism returned to Christianity. He we was educated at... more
Recommended by Africa Mentor, Xinran, and 2 others.

Africa MentorThe book that helped an entrepreneur’s move to Hong Kong  South China Morning Post Published in 1935, Lin Yutang's My Country and My People is still relevant today, says Hungarian Tony Verb, and provides great in... via @theafricamentor #africa #africabiz (Source)

XinranHe wrote it during the 1930s, although he is looking at what happened in China after the Opium Wars of the 19th century. A lot of people were trying to understand what was going on in China so Yutang wrote the book to explain. For many people it became the standard text to read on the subject if you wanted to understand the key characteristics of Chinese people and China’s history. He wanted to... (Source)

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How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Why is change so difficult and frightening? How do you create change when you have few resources and no title or authority to back you up? Chip and Dan Heath, the best-selling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a ground-breaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives — how to change things when change is hard.

In their follow-up book to the critically acclaimed international bestseller Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath talk about how difficult change is in our companies, our careers, and our lives, why change is...

Africa Mentor6 fine summer reads | London Business School  London Business School Review A good book is the best travel companion – wherever you are. By the pool or on your commute, be transported with these titles chos... via @theafricamentor #entrepreneur #africabiz (Source)

Tudor MihailescuFirst thing first, finance people need to be decent communicators, ideally awesome communicators. There is an art in building a case or in delivering a presentation and we need to treat this step as seriously as we have treated the other steps. I do believe this is a top priority for an aspiring or practicing CFO - There are plenty of books on this topic, I would recommend the works of Chip and... (Source)

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