Tools for Tasks 0030

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Here’s our latest installment of tools you might want to use to make risk management tasks easier and more effective.  In keeping with this month’s theme of building awareness about threats and opportunities, these links focus on books to help startups and entrepreneurs get started with risk management.

Traction is a best-selling book by Gino Wickman.   This practical tool focuses on effective business management and is a must-read. What makes Traction so great?  Read this interview with Gino Wickman.   You can also visit Wickman’s website and download a chapter for free. (Risk Alternatives CEO Ted Bilich has written about Wickman’s book before on our blog.)

Are you looking for practical advice on how to grow you business?  Double Double by Cameron Herold is a step-by-step guide for entrepreneurs that will teach you how to double your business in less than three years.  For inspiration, read what readers are saying and visit Cameron’s Double Double blog for more tips.

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey is one of the most popular personal development books ever published and is a powerful tool for self-help, personal development, and organizational growth.  Personal effectiveness and risk management share much in common.  Covey’s book has diagrams, additional detail, and explanatory examples that differentiate it from virtually all other self-help and business-development books. (If you are interested in parallels between Covey’s approach and risk management, read our CEO Ted Bilich’s post here.)

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