Simplification is Our Innovation

What We're Reading

October 2019

Radiall is composed of a wide variety of individuals who value continuous learning. From industry-related podcasts to business publications, there are dozens of resources that employees use to stay current on trends and best practices. Recently, we reached out to some of our team members to see what books have inspired them most during their careers. Check out their recommendations below.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lenicioni

Recommended by Elizabeth Aguilar Vargas, HR Coordinator at Radiall Obregon 

Elizabeth shared, "The book inspired me because it talked about how to build a successful team in any size company."

  • "Teams are successful because they are extremely human. By recognizing the imperfections of their humanity, members of functional teams overcome the natural tendencies that make trust, conflict, commitment, responsibility and focus on results so elusive."  ― Patrick Lencioni

The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama

Recommended by Christophe Masnou, Response Improvement & Market Coordinator at Radiall Isle d’Abeau

According to Christophe, "The book demonstrated Obama's courage, his tenacity, the will to not give up on his dreams, his loyalty to family and friends and supporters. You may or may not adhere to his political ideas, but one cannot ignore the charisma of Mr. Obama. As a manager at the time that I read it, it inspired me to act according to my convictions, to respect others and my colleagues, to set long term goals and stick to them."

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson 

Recommended by Patrice Rigoland, General Manager at Radiall New Haven

"When we redefined Radiall's values (make it simple) and our tagline (simplification is our innovation), it reminded me of what Steve Jobs was trying to implement at Apple, in terms of design, process and marcom." 

  • "So that’s our approach. Very simple, and we’re really shooting for Museum of Modern Art quality. The way we’re running the company, the product design, the advertising, it all comes down to this: Let’s make it simple. Really simple. Apple’s design mantra would remain the one featured on its first brochure: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ― Walter Isaacson

Activate Your Talents, They Can Change the World, by Matthieu Dardaillon 

Recommended by Marie Jadeau, Transformation & Internal Communications Manager at Radiall Paris

Marie recommends this book because it "covers multiple exercises that help you understand what motivates you in life (personal development) through a Japanese method called Ikigai." She also shared, "What I like about this book is not only the practical exercises, but the idea that you don't come to work for no reason. The book challenges you to consider the impact you want to have through your job."