WRE Book Club – September 2020
Welcome to the WRE Book Club, where we share which business, leadership, real estate and Africa related books we are reading. And maybe, just a few books that have nothing to do with work, but we enjoyed and felt like sharing.
Each month we list 5 books that we are reading and once finished we will update this page to leave our comments.
If you have any recommendations, please email me: [email protected]
ELEMENTS OF STYLE: DESIGNING A HOME & A LIFE
By ERIN GATES
Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect.
You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.
COZY MINIMALIST HOME
By MYQUILLYN SMITH
After listening to Myquillyn Smith’s first book, The Nesting Place, women everywhere were convinced that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful and they found real contentment in their homes. But how does a content imperfectionist make actual design decisions?
Cozy Minimalist Home is the answer to that question. Written for the hands-on woman who’d rather move her own furniture than hire a designer, this is the guidance she needs to finish every room of her house one purposeful design decision at a time. With people, priorities, and purpose in mind, anyone can create a warm, inviting, cozy, and beautiful home that transcends the trends. You’ll have the tools to transform your home starting with what you already have, and using just enough of the right furniture and décor to create a home you’re proud of in a way that honours your personal priorities, budget, and style.
By DAYMOND JOHN
Have you ever wanted to make a big change in your life but weren’t sure where to start? In Powershift, Daymond John shares the answer. To take control of your destiny and drive the change you want to see, you need to lay the groundwork so you’re prepared to seize every opportunity that comes your way. And that means mastering.
Through never-before-told stories from his life and career, Daymond shares the lessons that got him to where he is today: from how he remade his public image as he transitioned from clothing mogul to television personality, to how he mastered the negotiation strategies that determine whether deals are won or lost “in the tank,” to his secrets for building long-lasting—and profitable—relationships with founders and brands.
THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE IN 100 BUILDINGS
By MARC KUSHNER
Like an architectural cabinet of wonders, this book collects the most innovative buildings of today and tomorrow. The buildings hail from all seven continents (to say nothing of other planets), offering a truly global perspective on what lies ahead. Each page captures the soaring confidence, the thoughtful intelligence, the space-age wonder, and at times the sheer whimsy of the world’s most inspired buildings—and the questions they provoke: Can a building breathe? Can a skyscraper be built in a day? Can we 3D-print a house? Can we live on the moon?
We’re asking more of architecture than ever before; the response will define our future.
ONE RENTAL AT A TIME
By MICHAEL ZUBER
Have you ever thought about real estate investing as a path to financial freedom? Have you kicked around the idea but felt you were too busy with work and family responsibilities?
If so, One Rental at a Time will transform your life, just as it has transformed my life and the lives of thousands of others. This book reveals how buying and holding rental properties will create a second income that can, in time, allow you to quit your day job. It worked for me and it can work for you too. What’s stopping you? Read the book and learn how One Rental at a Time can lead to financial independence.