Books that influenced me

Helen Calcraft, chief executive for Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy, presents the six books she finds the most influential.

Books that influenced me

Helen Calcraft


Tom Peters HarperCollins, 1982

In Search of Excellencewas the first business book I ever read, at the age of 22. Many have followed it, most of which I can't remember, let alone apply to my business life. But Tom Peters is an icon. His writing is challenging and thought-provoking. There are so many simple but big themes in this book, like staying close to the customer, fostering, autonomy and entrepreneurship. I also like the small tips, such as the notion that we...

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