Rivers Insurance Business Book Recommendations

Here at Rivers Insurance we encourage our team to learn new skills, stay on top of the latest developments in our industry and also expand their thinking across other industries practices. At our recent One Great Team retreat, we gave away a few books to inspire our team.

We think that continued learning is important, so we thought these were worth sharing with you:

In this must-read for anyone seeking to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth takes us on an eye-opening journey to discover the true qualities that lead to outstanding achievement.

Winningly personal, insightful and powerful, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that – not talent or luck – makes all the difference.

Working Backwards is an insider’s breakdown of Amazon’s approach to culture, leadership, and best practices from two long-time, top-level Amazon executives.

With keen analysis and practical steps for applying it at your own company-no matter, the size-the authors illuminate how Amazon’s fourteen leadership principles inform decision-making at all levels and reveal how the company’s culture has been defined by four characteristics: customer obsession, long-term thinking, eagerness to invent, and operational excellence.

Bryar and Carr explain the set of ground-level practices that ensure these are translated into action and flow through all aspects of the business.


In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brene Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change-makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

Leadership is not about titles, status, and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference, and lead.

There are a lot of great books we recommend you read to drive business, learn new skills or be inspired. We will be sharing these regularly with you moving forward.

If you have any that you love, then please let us know.

Happy reading!

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