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I have been reading some very informative material for business success.

The first is an article in the publication CFO entitled "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Digital Enterprises: To stay competitive, companies must stop experimenting with digital and commit to transforming themselves into full digital businesses" by Tunde Olanrewaju and Kate Smaje, principals in McKinsey's London office. (A director in that office, Paul Willmott, also contributed to this article.)

The seven habits are:

1. Be unreasonably aspirational

2. Acquire capabilities

3. "Ring fence" and cultivate talent

4. Challenge everything

5. Be quick and data driven

6. Follow the money

7. Be obsessed with the customer

Click here to read the entire article.

Next, I have just read Nouriel Gino Yazdinian's book PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS SUCCESS. One important point is that entrepreneurs need to learn from everything, whether standing in line at a fast food restaurant or attending a tech seminar.

Another important point is that successful business people must not be afraid of failure. They must be willing to take calculated risks in order to achieve their goals.

Get PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS SUCCESS now on Amazon. (Reading this book could help you succeed.)

Finally, I am in the midst of reading Michael Levine's book BROKEN WINDOWS, BROKEN BUSINESS: HOW THE SMALLEST REMEDIES REAP THE BIGGEST REWARDS. This book explains why even the tiniest broken details of a business, if left unfixed, can have a major negative impact on the success of a business.

Get BROKEN WINDOWS, BROKEN BUSINESS now on Amazon. (Reading this book could help save your business.)

And remember a book that I have previously mentioned: Carol Dweck's MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS. This book would make an excellent companion to the above two recommended books.

Get MINDSET now on Amazon. (Reading this book could help you in several areas of your life.)

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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is a digital marketer and content creator. Learn more about her at www.linkedin.com/in/phylliszimblermiller

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