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Best reads for the Australian veterinary industry - Your suggestions

Posted in Our Community @ Jun 20th 2013 - By Judy Gillespie
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What are your must reads?  What books have you read recently that made a big impact?

In a recent dvm360 blog post 24 books to change your life (1/6/2013) five people from the veterinary, financial and legal backgrounds were asked to make book recommendations with the following ground rules: they must be non-fiction; they must be still in print; they must be valuable for the Veterinary Economics reader.

Now I’d like to put together a list for those in the Australian Veterinary Industry

So, using similar ground rules:

  • Non fiction
  • Still in print
  • Valuable for the Vetanswers members

What books do you find invaluable or have made a difference in your life?

Tell us the title & author in the comments section below and feel free to tell us why you think the book is worth reading.


If you would like to see the list from the dvm360 blog post, here it is

...or you can read the whole article here: 24 books to change your life:

Selected by veterinarian Dr Jean Maixner

1.       First, Break All Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

2.       To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel Pink

3.       Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

4.       If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently by Fred Lee

Selected by from solicitor Bonnie Lutz

5.       The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

6.       Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

7.       The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls

8.       Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel by Jeannette Walls

9.       The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant

Selected by veterinarian Dr Scott Anderson

10.   Team of Rival: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Goodwin

11.   The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World by Bjorn Lomborg

12.   Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming by Bjorn Lomborg

13.   Aesop: The Complete Fables translation by Olivia & Robert Temple

14.   The 75 Greatest Management Decisions Ever Made by Stuart Crainer

15.   Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome’s Greatest Politician by Anthony Everitt

Selected by veterinarian Dr Beth Davidow

16.   Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Dan and Chip Heath

17.   Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Dan and Chip Heath

18.   Traction: Get a Grip on your Business by Gino Wickman

Selected by financial & management consultant Tom McFerson

19.   Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average by Joseph Hallinan

20.   End This Depression Now! By Paul Krugman

21.   Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

22.   The Signal and the Noise: Why So many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t by Nate Silver

23.   Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

24.   Epic: John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and the Greatest Tennis Season Ever by Matthew Cronin

Now add in your selections in the comments section below......

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