We’re excited to meet you at B2B Next!
Here’s a sneak peek at what the MSTS Team has been reading lately.
The MSTS team is getting ready for B2B Next, where we will uncover B2B buyer preferences, share the key to frictionless payment processes, and introduce you to the CaaS solution. CaaS helps B2B organizations increase customer share of wallet and average order volume.
In the meantime, we thought we’d introduce you to the team and fill you in on what we’ve been reading lately. We hope it provides some inspiration for your next literary adventure. Have a great recommendation? Please share it with us at B2B Next!
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
I was looking for a book that would help me live in the present, rather than reliving the past or focusing too much on the future and a friend recommended this. It speaks a lot to learning how to not live in the past and with past mistakes, but instead how to learn from them and move forward and let go. It really helped me to focus on how to keep a positive mindset even when things are challenging
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged had a profound impact on me, solidifying many of the values and beliefs I still hold today. The character’s strength and resolve to overcome challenges and stand for what they believed, led me to name my son Taggart after the heroine, Dagny Taggart. Interestingly, when my son was young I met another mother who also had been inspired by the book and had named her daughter Dagny. The book brought us together and has bound us friends for life.
Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Daniel Gardner
I have really enjoyed reading Superforcasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. It’s a fun book for taking a dive into forecasting. The book offers insights into one of the most important aspects of professional performance, being able to predict the outcome of future events – which is of course impossible in most cases. The book does, however, come with very valuable insights – and unless you are familiar with these already – could make you a better forecaster. I took away many key concepts for successfully forecasting uncertain events and also some areas I noted for further exploration. In the end this book tells a great story about how a group of unpaid volunteers were able to defeat the most credentialed experts in a forecasting tournament and it goes through the techniques they used to do it. It’s a harrowing underdog story.
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
I picked this book up because I enjoyed Steve Job’s biography that written by Walter Isaacson. The Innovators traces the development of the computer and the Internet form the 1800s to the present day. One of Isaacson’s key themes is that the innovation did not just come from brilliant inventors but in addition to inventors much of the advancement came from collaboration as well as government funding. It’s a fascinating look at the men and women that were responsible for the technology we all use today.
Harry Potter, The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
For the past several months, I have been reading this to my 7-year old at bedtime. The progress is slow, and many of the words are over her head. It is however, a great way to spend time together. I fear she may want me to read the entire series after this.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Through a twist of history and fiction, this love story shows true perseverance when the main characters are living in a concentration camp during Hitler’s reign. The author guides readers through the woes of living as a tattoo artist during the holocaust, a more desirable role inside the camp. The historic details are hauntingly accurate and the drive the prisoners had is inspiring; a reminder that anything I’m going through today can be overcome.