7 Inspiration Books in 2021!

New year, new reads! Renova Cloud leaders share their list of must-read books for those looking to inspire, lead, and succeed in 2021!

Doron Shachar, CEO:

From here to There: The ART and science of finding and losing our way – by Michael Bond:

In From Here to There, Michael Bond tells stories of the lost and found—Polynesian sailors, orienteering champions, early aviators—and surveys the science of human navigation. Navigation skills are deeply embedded in our biology. In an age of GPS and Google Maps, Bond urges us to exercise our evolved navigation skills and reap the surprising cognitive rewards.

Ville Kaipainen, Technical Director:

Effective DevOps: Building a Culture of Collaboration, Affinity, and Tooling at Scale– by Jennifer Davis & Ryn Daniels:

This book focuses on building a DevOps culture in companies of various sizes and backgrounds. It explores the processes and the mindset changes required to make an organization to work with DevOps in an effective way. In the book, lots of importance is given to the in-depth understanding of how the culture affects developers and operations ways of working, and how the roadblocks on the way to effective DevOps can be removed in the best and most sustainable way.

Quang Tran, COO:

Home Deus, a brief story of Tomorrow– by Yuval Noah Harari

A remarkable book that will shock you and entertain you , thought-provoking and important study of where mankind is heading:

  • War is Obsolete: You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict
  • Famine is disappearing: You are more at risk of obesity than starvation
  • Death is just a technical problem: Equality is out – but immortality is in

Above all this book will make you think in ways you had not thought before.

Samira Kabbour, Chief Marketing Officer:

David and Goliath – by Malcom Gladwell

In this book the author challenges how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity. In the tradition of his previous bestsellers – The tipping point, Blink and Outliers – The author draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think about the world around us..

Dzunle Le, VP Sales:

Rejection Proof – by Jia Jiang

Sales can at times feel like a series of rejections. And without the mental fortitude to push through, they can quickly pile up and weigh down your motivation. Luckily for us, the author of this sales book, Jia Jiang decided to go through more rejection than most people can handle, and wrote this book describing the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive.

Mary Nang Seng, Myanmar Territory Manager:

The Art of Doing Twice the Work in the Half Time – by Jeff Sutherland

For those who believe that there must be a more agile and efficient way for people to get things done, here is a brilliantly discursive, thought-provoking book about the leadership and management process that is changing the way we live.

Yen Le, Finance & HR Manager

Grit – by Angela Duckworth.

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.

Do you have a book to suggest? Let us know!