Martin Bjergegaard’s Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs

In the spirit of Pine Tribe’s summer reading list, we decided to reach out to our authors and ask them the question, “What are you favorite books?” Since our authors have written on a variety of topics, from happiness at work, to how to achieve a youth naturally, you can bet they all have a different taste in books.

Today’s Top 10 Book List comes from our resident author Martin Bjergegaard. Martin, a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, takes great pride in his achievement of work-life balance. His CMI award-winning book, Winning Without Losing, focuses exactly on that: how to obtain work-life balance in an entrepreneurial setting. Together with his co-author Jordan Milne, Martin set out to pick the minds of entrepreneurs who achieved success without any personal sacrifice. What resulted was 66 strategies and methods that can help anyone achieve work-life balance.

As you may have assumed by now, Martin’s Top 10 List is compiled of books that align with his own—inspirational stories that speak to those who are entrepreneurial at heart. As you can also see from his list’s formatting, Martin lives by his own advice—writing in a lean and concise manner that quickly gets your point across, without the excess.

If you want to learn more about work-life balance, follow Martin on Facebook and Twitter

If you want to learn more about work-life balance, follow Martin on Facebook and Twitter

Without further ado, (in no particular order):

Martin Bjergegaard’s Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs

1. [GeoTargeted out=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The Power of Full Engagement[/GeoTargeted][GeoTargeted to=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The Power of Full Engagement[/GeoTargeted], Tony Schwartz

  • Tells us how to remain sane and healthy in a busy work environment and society
  • It’s all about optimising energy, instead of time
  • We can only be productive for 90 minutes in one go, then we need a revitalising break
  • It’s about optimising the time we are in our flow, because in flow we are exponentially more effective

2. [GEOTARGETED OUT=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The Power of Now[/GEOTARGETED][GEOTARGETED TO=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The Power of Now[/GEOTARGETED], Eckhart Tolle

  • We are not our thoughts, we are still there, even if we are not thinking
  • Life is nicer and easier if we don’t think all the time…
  • Nothing bad will happen when we tap more into the Now, in fact we will be making better decisions based on our true presence, empathy, and connection

3. [GEOTARGETED OUT=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People[/GEOTARGETED][GEOTARGETED TO=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People[/GEOTARGETED], Stephen R. Covey

  • The first book about personal growth I ever read, this had a tremendous impact on me
  • It’s about taking responsibility for your own life, knowing that every action has a consequence, and establishing good and productive habits
  • Success in life is much more about character than about tactics

4. [GEOTARGETED OUT=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]Outliers: The Story of Success[/GEOTARGETED][GEOTARGETED TO=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]Outliers: The Story of Success[/GEOTARGETED], Malcom Gladwell

  • An extremely entertaining way of writing a non fiction book!
  • A true page turner, with awesome and surprising stories
  • The point is that there is always a logical explanation when someone has become exceptionally successful at something
  • The 10,000 hour rule

5. [GEOTARGETED OUT=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]Do More Faster[/GEOTARGETED][GEOTARGETED TO=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]Do More Faster[/GEOTARGETED], David Cohen & Brad Feld

  • A great book about entrepreneurship
  • Broad spectrum of advice from people who are doing it themselves

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”-F. Scott Fitzgerald

6. [GEOTARGETED OUT=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The Optimist[/GEOTARGETED][GEOTARGETED TO=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The Optimist[/GEOTARGETED], Laurence Shorter

  • A funny and insightful journey into what optimism, and life, is really about
  • Laurence Shorter is an ex-Mckinsey consultant and an ex-comedian. This makes for a playfully insightful combination

7. [GEOTARGETED OUT=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The Art of Happiness[/GEOTARGETED][GEOTARGETED TO=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The Art of Happiness[/GEOTARGETED], Dalai Lama

  • The most inspiring book about personal happiness that I have ever read
  • Very insightful, based on the learnings of Dalai Lama who, in my opinion, is one of the most amazing people alive

8. [GEOTARGETED OUT=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The 8th Habit[/GEOTARGETED][GEOTARGETED TO=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The 8th Habit[/GEOTARGETED], Stephen R. Covey

  • About how to become a great leader
  • The most profound book that I have ever read about what leadership truly is

9. [GEOTARGETED OUT=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The No Asshole Rule[/GEOTARGETED][GEOTARGETED TO=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]The No Asshole Rule[/GEOTARGETED], Robert I. Sutton

  • Tells us why we shouldn’t accept rude and unfriendly people in the workplace
  • They kill the good vibes, makes people less productive, and are just a waste of time – get them out of the organisation!
  • I couldn’t agree more, and we have always gone out of our way to only have nice and trustworthy people in our companies

10. [GEOTARGETED OUT=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]Failing Forward[/GEOTARGETED][GEOTARGETED TO=”AL,AD,AM,AT,AZ,BY,BE,BA,BG,HR,CY,CZ,DK,EE,FI,FR,GE,DE,GR,HU,IS,IE,IT,LV,LI,LT,LU,MK,MT,MD,MC,ME,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,RU,SM,RS,SK,SI,ES,SE,CH,TR,UA,GB,VA,EU”]Failing Forward[/GEOTARGETED], John C. Maxwell

  • Failing is a natural part of life, in fact there can be no success without failure
  • All humans beings experience the feeling of failure, even if they are immensely successful
  • How do we think about failure, and how do we deal with it? This book gives a good suggestion

That’s it for Martin’s Top 10 List. If you’ve already enjoyed some of these books, you might find Winning Without Losing to fit your taste in literature.


Winning Without LosingWinning Without Losing

by Martin Bjergegaard & Jordan Milne

Buy now in print and digital!

More about the book >

button-short

$US 9.30*

 

*Non-Commonwealth customers only. Currency conversion varies

UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND OTHER COMMONWEALTH CUSTOMERS:

God save the queen! You can still make an easy purchase of Winning Without Losing via the links below.

Pine Tribe Winning Without Losing on Amazon         Pine Tribe Winning Without Losing on iBooks


Philip Trampe
1 Jul 2014

Leave a Reply