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We love a good book as much as the next person, which is why we wanted to share all our top people and culture reads with you!

Whether you want to join our monthly book club or go at your own pace, we would love to hear your thoughts and key takeaways! 

The PACH Pick of the Month

Good to Great

Jim Collins

The follow-up to Built to Last, Jim Collins’s influential study of 18 of America’s enduringly great companies, Good to Great leverages a 20-person research team, dozens of interviews, and thousands of pages of documents to answer two questions: Can a good company become a great one? And, if it can, how?

To identify clear examples of good-to-great transitions, Collins and his team searched for companies with 15-year returns equal to or below the general market that, after a distinct transition point, recorded 15-year returns at least three times the general market. They found 11 companies that met this criteria.  He then examines “comparison companies” for each as well as six “unsustained comparisons” to capture a broad range of data and draw justified conclusions.


Who should read this book
  • Leaders
  • Business Owners

Carol Dweck



about this book

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

Who should read this book
  • Leaders
  • Individuals seeking to improve their lives

Daniel Coyle

THE Culture Code


about this book

A ground-breaking exploration of how successful groups operate – whether in sport, business or society as a whole – and what we can learn from them

How do you build and sustain a great team?

The Culture Code reveals the secrets of some of the best teams in the world – from Pixar to Google to US Navy SEALs – explaining the three skills such groups have mastered in order to generate trust and a willingness to collaborate. Combining cutting-edge science, on-the-ground insight and practical ideas for action, it offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded.

Who should read this book
  • Teams
  • Leaders

Simon Sinek

The Infinite Game


about this book

Why do some businesses achieve long-lasting success and others don’t?

The New York Times-bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together Is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question- are you playing the finite game or the infinite game?

In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explore how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth – that playing the infinite game – is the only thing that matters to your business.

Who should read this book
  • Leaders
  • Teams

Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage


about this book

Most people want to be successful in life. And of course, everyone wants to be happy. When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you’ll be happy. The only problem is that a decade of cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology has proven that this formula is backwards. Success does not beget happiness.

Based on the largest study ever conducted on happiness and human potential (a survey conducted by the author of more than 1,600 students), Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor shares seven core principles of positive psychology that each one of us can use to improve our performance, grow our careers, and gain a competitive edge at work. He reveals how happiness actually fuels success and performance, not the other way around. Why? Because when we are happier and more positive we are more engaged, creative, resilient to stress, and productive. The Happiness Advantage will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.

Who should read this book
  • Individuals seeking to improve their lives
  • Leaders

look out next month

Want more highly engaging and exciting positive team culture reads?

We have more mind-blowing titles coming to the PACH bookshelf next month!  But because we are all friends here and we believe that sharing is caring, we thought we would give you an exclusive sneak peek at what’s to come.

Cant wait until next month? Check out the PACH Blog here.

Losing my virginity

The great game of business

A stake in the outcome

Team Work

Past top culture reads

the 7 habits of highly effective people

Start with why


The obstacle is the way

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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.


– Dr. Seuss

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