Starting a business isn't as simple as having a great idea — you need to know how to follow through — taking a great idea through the steps to something that actually makes money. But not everyone with a great idea actually went to business school, and most business books are so dry and clichéd you could barely make your way through them. Fortunately, there's the The Monocle Guide to Good Business, a different sort of business book for the readers of The Monocle Guide to Better Living. With information on everything from where you should found an office, and success stories from those who have done it, to career guidance, and the importance of an office dog, it's written in a style that's more approachable than the standard business book, while still packed with great information.
It's important to remember that beer isn't just about suds and mugs -- over the last couple of decades an incredible culture has grown around beer-drinking as craft brews invaded homes and bars alike. Telling the stories of hobby brewers, craft breweries, the history behind your favorite beers, and so much more Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about beer. Find out about great beer and food pairings, delicious beer recipes, portraits of brewers, and profiles of great beers from their bottle and packaging designs to their unique ingredients.
Looking for a good late summer read? Pour yourself a cold one and settle down with We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft Brewers. Penned by frequent BeerAdvocate contributor Sean Lewis, this fascinating book takes you inside the breweries and minds at the heart of the craft beer movement, with insight from industry pioneers like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Greg Koch of Stone Brewing, as well as upstarts like the Kavulaks of Nebraska Brewing Company. A true celebration of the passion, innovation, and collaborative spirit that binds this industry together, it's sure to make you thirsty.