If your dad is like mine, he’s terribly difficult to shop for, which often makes Father’s Day a stressful occasion for my brother and me. This year, Bibliomotion’s got you covered, with three books for business-savvy fathers.
(Any of the below will pair beautifully with Hop on Pop.)
April 15, 2014
Dick Cross has proven time and again that running a business, and running it well, doesn’t have to be a full-time job. In 60-Minute CEO, this father and serial-CEO teaches readers the skills to improve leadership and business acumen in three 60-minute sessions each week. That leaves plenty of time to play catch in the backyard.
Cross has learned to value the balance between work and family. As he says in this article this article, “The joy on both sides is what makes a full life—the joy at work and deep joy within your family. There is no trade-off there.”
Lauren A. Rothman
October 15, 2013
What is it with dads and Hawaiian shirts? Style Bible has plenty of advice for those dads out there who may be a little lost when it comes to the nuances of office fashion. Or, for that matter, any kind of fashion. Take, for instance, her advice in this Fortune article on the most iconic of fatherly accessories, the tie: “In creative fields like media, advertising, or marketing, ties are dead. No one wears them except as a fashion accessory. Likewise at startups and tech companies, where you would really look overdressed if you showed up wearing a tie.”
From “Fashion 101 for Men” to “Men’s Furnishings,” from deciphering dress codes to identifying that perfect fit, Rothman’s book is the go-to guide for everything a dad needs to know about dressing like the awesome guy he is.
William J. Ferguson
May 28, 2013
It’s no secret that becoming a successful entrepreneur requires plenty of energy, drive, and fearlessness. Ferguson’s book offers inspiration for fathers out there who are aiming for the upper echelons of leadership, relaying the success stories of ten famous titans, from Bill Marriott to Richard Federico. Each chapter is chock full of real-life lessons and strategies for budding entrepreneurs to learn from. These strategies make up what Ferguson calls “Entrepreneurial DNA,” one element of which is the ability to coach, teach, and develop others. Isn’t that a father’s number one job?
Go get ‘em, Dad.