Steve Schlafman

Steve Schlafman

Professional Coach & Founder of High Output. Angel Investor. I help the creators of tomorrow realize their full potential as humans and leaders.

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70+ Book Recommendations by Steve Schlafman

  • Explains how the unending, constantly evolving challenges of business can be better served through an "infinite mindset," sharing inspiring examples of how a shift in perspective can promote stronger, more enduring organizations.

    I just finished The Infinite Game by @simonsinek. Every founder should read this. I hope more and more companies are started this decade with a built to last mindset. https://t.co/Ch09FiSyvc

  • How Music Works

    David Byrne

    @aweissman One of my all time favorite books

  • Quit Like a Woman

    Holly Whitaker

    "For years, Holly Whitaker wore her workaholic-party-girl persona as a badge of honor, while privately feeling increasingly miserable. She believed that if she could just eat cleaner, save more money, and be more perfect, her life would finally snap into place. Yet all of her attempts to fix herself just added up to more chaos and the chaos added up to more pain and so she added more wine. When she finally had enough and started looking around for help, she was shocked to find that the only systems in place to support her quitting drinking were archaic, patriarchal, and ineffective for the unique needs of women. The Alcoholics Anonymous model focused on strict anonymity, making the ego the enemy, and surrendering power, voice, and agency to a male concept of God. But Holly instinctively knew that what she needed was a deeper understanding of her own identity, the courage to take control of her own life, and to be embraced by a supportive and vocal community. What's more, she could not ignore the ways that alcohol companies were targeting women, just as the tobacco industry had successfully done generations before. Holly became resolute--not only did she have to find her way out of her own addiction, she felt a calling to create something bigger, so that women anywhere on the drinking continuum might find their way as well. The result is her company, Tempest, which provides the education to address the root cause of addiction, the tools to break the cycle of addiction, and the community necessary to build a life free from alcohol. Written in a unique voice that is relatable, honest, and witty, Quit Like a Woman is a groundbreaking look at the insidious role alcohol plays in our lives. Holly offers up a clear-eyed recovery model that banishes the punitive approach to quitting espoused by male-centric programs like AA and provides a positive alternative to living our best lives without the crutch of intoxication. Holly details what makes us sick, keeps us out of our power, and what is possible when we remove alcohol and destroy our belief system around it"--

    So proud to see my bestie and neighbor @hollywhitaker sit at the top of Amazon’s Best Seller list for ‘Quit Like A Women.’ If you’re looking to change your relationship with alcohol in 2021, I can’t recommend this book enough. https://t.co/feD9z9I0le

  • Being Mortal

    Atul Gawande

    @michellelovat0 Great book

  • A cloth bag containing 20 paperback copies of the title that may also include a folder with sign out sheets.

    @rpfoote Loved that book

  • City of Thieves

    David Benioff

    Documenting his grandparents' experiences during the siege of Leningrad, a young writer learns his grandfather's story about how a military deserter and he tried to secure pardons by gathering hard-to-find ingredients for a powerful colonel's daughter's wedding cake.

    I just finished “City of Thieves.” Such a great story. I’d like to read more fiction in 2021. What should I read next?

  • The Mind Illuminated is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. This innovative book offers a 10-stage program that is both deeply grounded in ancient spiritual teachings about mindfulness and holistic health, and also draws from the latest brain science to provide a roadmap for anyone interested in achieving the benefits of mindfulness. Dr. John Yates offers a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, including steps to overcome mind wandering and dullness, extending your attention span while meditating, and subduing subtle distractions. This groundbreaking manual provides illustrations and charts to help you work through each stage of the process, offering tools that work across all types of meditation practices.

    @joshk Apps like Calm are a wonderful gateway to meditation. If you want to go a level deeper and really understand your mind, I highly recommend The Mind Illuminated. Chapters 1-5 will keep you busy for a few years 🙂 Godspeed. It’s a wonderful journey. https://t.co/uQy3auivU5

  • The Five Invitations

    Frank Ostaseski

    @demi_obayomi @iaboyeji It’s such a powerful book. My relationship and fear around death changed after I read it.

  • Four Seasons

    Isadore Sharp

    Chinese edition of FOUR SEASONS: The Story of a Business Philosophy. A memoir of the founder of the hotel The Four Seasons Hotel and Resort. Isadore Sharp built the hotel chain bsed on four fundamental principles: quality, service, culture, and brand. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

    @Post_Market One of my favorites. Read it ~5 years ago! Time to revisit.

  • Self-Renewal

    John W. Gardner

    Gardner's is not a 'how-to-do-it' book for the conduct of modern society. It is something rarer these days and more basic: a 'why-to-do-it' book. Its impact on many readers is bound to be challenging and stimulating and even inspirational. Clark Kerr, Science

    “Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society” by John Gardner is a timeless masterpiece. Despite being written in 1963, his wisdom is even more relevant in 2020. Here’s an ongoing thread where I’ll share my favorite passages and quotes. https://t.co/SrDzQxZJZ0

  • Now significantly revised with over 70% new material, this is the authoritative presentation of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, which is taught and practiced around the world. IFS reveals how the subpersonalities or "parts" of each individual's psyche relate to each other like members of a family, and how--just as in a family--polarization among parts can lead to emotional suffering. IFS originator Richard Schwartz and master clinician Martha Sweezy explain core concepts and provide practical guidelines for implementing IFS with clients who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and other behavioral problems. They also address strategies for treating families and couples. IFS therapy is listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. New to This Edition *Extensively revised to reflect 25 years of conceptual refinement, expansion of IFS techniques, and a growing evidence base. *Chapters on the Self, the body and physical illness, the role of the therapist, specific clinical strategies, and couple therapy. *Enhanced clinical utility, with significantly more "how-to" details, case examples, and sample dialogues. *Quick-reference boxes summarizing key points, and end-of-chapter summaries.

    @ckurdziel https://t.co/mzitAUREEt https://t.co/7SdSeDdVVx https://t.co/hf2upNBahp https://t.co/ooctZ8wZTs

  • @PhilipSoriano That’s one of my favorite books. And yes huge fan of Ken Wilber. I even have this tattoo’d on my arm 😝 https://t.co/sdWPLa8sVW

  • Zero To One

    Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

    @ryanseys @rishi_tripathy_ @NotionHQ Yes, really! 🙂 It’s one book out of many suggestions. Wouldn’t be my first choice out of the lot but I think there are good nuggets of information.

  • "It's official: excessive "internetting," smartphoning, and social media make us miserable. But it doesn't have to be that way. Over the last decade, recognized journalist Blake Snow rigorously researched, tested, and developed several connectivity strategies for finding offline balance in an online world, which resulted in this, his first book. In Log Off: How to Stay Connected after Disconnecting, Snow passionately, succinctly, and sometimes humorously explains how to hit refresh for good, do more with less online, live large on low-caloric technology, increase facetime with actual people, outperform workaholics in half the time, and tunefully blend both analog and digital lives with no regrets. If the "offline balance movement" is real, this is its playbook." -- Back Cover

    @kessler @dremilyanhalt I loved the book “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport. That could be a good place to start. Easy and quick read.

  • The Mind Illuminated is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. This innovative book offers a 10-stage program that is both deeply grounded in ancient spiritual teachings about mindfulness and holistic health, and also draws from the latest brain science to provide a roadmap for anyone interested in achieving the benefits of mindfulness. Dr. John Yates offers a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, including steps to overcome mind wandering and dullness, extending your attention span while meditating, and subduing subtle distractions. This groundbreaking manual provides illustrations and charts to help you work through each stage of the process, offering tools that work across all types of meditation practices.

    My spiritual teacher recently recommended ‘Mind Illuminated’ by Culadasa to help deepen my meditation practice. It integrates Buddhist wisdom and brain science. Highly recommended for new and experienced practitioners. It’s approachable yet has depth. https://t.co/uQy3auivU5

  • Matt Mochary coaches the CEOs of many of the fastest-scaling technology companies in Silicon Valley. With The Great CEO Within, he shares his highly effective leadership and business-operating tools with any CEO or manager in the world. Learn how to efficiently scale your business from startup to corporation by implementing a system of accountability, effective problem-solving, and transparent feedback. Becoming a great CEO requires training. For a founding CEO, there is precious little time to complete that training, especially at the helm of a rapidly growing company. Now you have the guidance you need in one book.

    19/ There are so many great books on coaching. Here are three that I always recommend to entrepreneurs if there's a desire to go deeper. https://t.co/Q2MapC7Rgd

  • One of the start-up world’s most in-demand executive coaches—hailed as the “CEO Whisperer” (Gimlet Media)—reveals why radical self-inquiry is critical to professional success and healthy relationships in all realms of life. Jerry Colonna helps start-up CEOs make peace with their demons, the psychological habits and behavioral patterns that have helped them to succeed—molding them into highly accomplished individuals—yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being. Now, this venture capitalist turned executive coach shares his unusual yet highly effective blend of Buddhism, Jungian therapy, and entrepreneurial straight talk to help leaders overcome their own psychological traumas. Reboot is a journey of radical self-inquiry, helping you to reset your life by sorting through the emotional baggage that is holding you back professionally, and even more important, in your relationships. Jerry has taught CEOs and their top teams to realize their potential by using the raw material of their lives to find meaning, to build healthy interpersonal bonds, and to become more compassionate and bold leaders. In Reboot, he inspires everyone to hold themselves responsible for their choices and for the possibility of truly achieving their dreams. Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way in which we achieve our fullest self, Jerry firmly believes. What we need, sometimes, is a chance to reset our goals and to reconnect with our deepest selves and with each other. Reboot moves and empowers us to begin this journey.

    19/ There are so many great books on coaching. Here are three that I always recommend to entrepreneurs if there's a desire to go deeper. https://t.co/Q2MapC7Rgd

  • "Coaching for Performance is the proven resource for all coaches and pioneers of the future of coaching." Magdalena N. Mook, CEO, International Coach Federation (ICF) "Shines a light on what it takes to create high performance." John McFarlane, Chairman, Barclays, Chairman, TheCityUK Coaching for Performance is the definitive book for coaches, leaders, talent managers and professionals around the world. An international bestseller, featuring the influential GROW model, this book is the founding text of the coaching profession. It explains why enabling people to bring the best out of themselves is the key to driving productivity, growth, and engagement. A meaningful coaching culture has the potential to transform the relationship between organizations and employees and to put both on the path to long-term success. Written by Sir John Whitmore, the pioneer of coaching, and Performance Consultants, the global market leaders in performance coaching, this extensively revised and extended edition will revolutionize the traditional approach to organizational culture. Brand new practical exercises, corporate examples, coaching dialogues, and a glossary, strengthen the learning process, whilst a critical new chapter demonstrates how to measure the benefits of coaching as a return on investment, ensuring this landmark new edition will remain at the forefront of professional coaching and leadership development.

    19/ There are so many great books on coaching. Here are three that I always recommend to entrepreneurs if there's a desire to go deeper. https://t.co/Q2MapC7Rgd

  • @DrCarlErik @bencasnocha 100% I totally agree. I “hacked” my recovery and used a combination of: •AA •Diet •Exercise •CBT •Sleep •Service •Meditation Big fan of Ken Wilber’s integral framework applied to recovery. John Dupuy wrote about it in Integral Recovery https://t.co/4Dg12pvdvz

  • High Output Management

    Andrew S. Grove

    The president of Silicon Valley's Intel Corporation sets forth the three basic ideas of his management philosophy and details numerous specific techniques to increase productivity in the manager's work and that of his colleagues and subordinates

    @austin_rief Right now I’m going through “High Output Management” for the second time.

  • How Emotions Are Made

    Lisa Feldman Barrett

    Currently Reading: How Emotions Are Made by @LFeldmanBarrett Fascinating look into the neuroscience of emotions and our experience. I’m only a few chapters into the book and it has debunked what I’ve learned about the brain over the years. https://t.co/0KHwOxP3hX https://t.co/zssFjGth2g

  • Undaunted Courage

    Stephen E Ambrose

    'This was much more than a bunch of guys out on an exploring and collecting expedition. This was a military expedition into hostile territory'. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a pioneering voyage across the Great Plains and into the Rockies. It was completely uncharted territory; a wild, vast land ruled by the Indians. Charismatic and brave, Lewis was the perfect choice and he experienced the savage North American continent before any other white man. UNDAUNTED COURAGE is the tale of a hero, but it is also a tragedy. Lewis may have received a hero's welcome on his return to Washington in 1806, but his discoveries did not match the president's fantasies of sweeping, fertile plains ripe for the taking. Feeling the expedition had been a failure, Lewis took to drink and piled up debts. Full of colourful characters - Jefferson, the president obsessed with conquering the west; William Clark, the rugged frontiersman; Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition; Drouillard, the French-Indian hunter - this is one of the great adventure stories of all time and it shot to the top of the US bestseller charts. Drama, suspense, danger and diplomacy combine with romance and personal tragedy making UNDAUNTED COURAGE an outstanding work of scholarship and a thrilling adventure.

    I’ve always been fascinated by Lewis & Clark and their expedition through the western frontier. That’s why I’m excited to dig into “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen Ambrose. A welcome change of pace to kick off my 2020 reading adventures. https://t.co/YpD2JscSKC

  • The Inner Game of Tennis

    W. Timothy Gallwey

    Concentrates upon overcoming mental attitudes that adversely affect tennis performance, including learning to relax, effectively concentrating, and discarding bad habits

    So excited to read ‘The Inner Game of Tennis.” Thx for the recommendation and nudge @davidlee! https://t.co/cWxHdOnmlo https://t.co/v6TdFfOcnb

  • “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

    Someone recently asked me for advice on writing. Here was my response: “Nice to meet you. Have you ever read ‘On Writing’ by @StephenKing? He’s more qualified to provide writing advice than I am🙂” https://t.co/NtxPkiuLf9

  • Think and Grow Rich

    Napoleon Hill

    An updated edition of the best-selling guide features anecdotes about such modern figures as Bill Gates, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, explaining how their examples can enable modern readers to pursue wealth and overcome personal stumbling blocks. Original. 30,000 first printing.

    Finally reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. So timeless. This quote in the intro stood out: “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” #manifestdestiny

  • "It's official: excessive "internetting," smartphoning, and social media make us miserable. But it doesn't have to be that way. Over the last decade, recognized journalist Blake Snow rigorously researched, tested, and developed several connectivity strategies for finding offline balance in an online world, which resulted in this, his first book. In Log Off: How to Stay Connected after Disconnecting, Snow passionately, succinctly, and sometimes humorously explains how to hit refresh for good, do more with less online, live large on low-caloric technology, increase facetime with actual people, outperform workaholics in half the time, and tunefully blend both analog and digital lives with no regrets. If the "offline balance movement" is real, this is its playbook." -- Back Cover

    Emerged from a 6 day digital detox. No screens. No internet. So incredibly therapeutic. While away, I read Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. Made me realize how addicted I’ve become to my phone and information. It’s time to rethink and redefine how I use tech in my life.

  • A landmark, bestselling business book and a fascinating behind-the-scenes history of the creation of Danny's most famous eating establishments, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of valuable, innovative insights applicable to any business or organization.

    Finishing up ‘Setting the Table’ by @dhmeyer. Highly recommended for those passionate about hospitality, food and/or and delivering a delightful customer experience. What a legend. https://t.co/AoRbX5UTBI

  • Washington Black

    Esi Edugyan

    - TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Slate - ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Boston Globe, NPR, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Economist, Bustle - WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE - FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE, THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE, THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE "Enthralling" --Boston Globe "Extraordinary" --Seattle Times "A rip-roaring tale" --Washington Post A dazzling adventure story about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world. George Washington Black, or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning--and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic. What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black tells a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again, and asks the question, What is true freedom?

    Currently reading: Washington Black Shoutout to @tdevane for the recommendation. https://t.co/Rtmqiw4U4E https://t.co/1pG2j4SAWI

  • The Five Invitations

    Frank Ostaseski

    Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most in life. So begins Frank Ostaseski’s stirring book, The Five Invitations, an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present awareness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. In his thirty-plus years as a companion to the dying, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. A renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, Ostaseski has distilled the lessons gleaned over the course of his career into The Five Invitations: a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us about how to forge rich and meaningful lives. The Five Invitations—Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing; Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience; Don’t Wait; Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things; and Cultivate a Don’t Know Mind—show how death can be the guide we need to wake up fully to our lives. This stunning, unforgettable book offers a radical path to transformation.

    A source of anxiety over the years has been contemplating my own death. My coach suggested that I read ‘The Five Invitations’ and discuss with others. So far this has been very cathartic. My biggest takeaway: confronting death allows us to live and love more fully. https://t.co/oDTryDYXNu

  • Been diving into adult development theory as it relates to leadership and organizations. Fascinating book👇🏼 https://t.co/AndzAGlX4V

  • Brave New Work

    Aaron Dignan

    "This is the management book of the year. Clear, powerful and urgent, it's a must read for anyone who cares about where they work and how they work." --Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing "This book is a breath of fresh air. Read it now, and make sure your boss does too." --Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg Aaron Dignan is the driver behind some of today's most agile, fastest-scaling companies. In this book, he reveals his tested strategies for eliminating red tape, dissolving bureaucracy, and doing the best work of your life. He's found that nearly everyone, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, points to the same frustrations: lack of trust, bottlenecks in decision making, siloed functions and teams, meeting and email overload, tiresome budgeting, short-term thinking, and more. Is there any hope for a solution? Haven't countless business gurus promised the answer, yet changed almost nothing about the way we work? That's because we fail to recognize that organizations aren't machines to be predicted and controlled. They're complex human systems full of potential waiting to be released. Dignan says you can't fix a team, department, or organization by tinkering around the edges. Over the years, he has helped his clients completely reinvent their operating systems--the fundamental principles and practices that shape their culture--with extraordinary success. Imagine a bank that abandoned traditional budgeting, only to outperform its competition for decades. An appliance manufacturer that divided itself into 2,000 autonomous teams, resulting not in chaos but rapid growth. A healthcare provider with an HQ of just 50 people supporting over 14,000 people in the field--that is named the "best place to work" year after year.. And even a team that saved $3 million per year by cancelling one monthly meeting. Their stories may sound improbable, but in Brave New Work you'll learn exactly how they and other organizations are inventing a smarter, healthier, and more effective way to work. Not through top down mandates, but through a groundswell of autonomy, trust, and transparency. Whether you lead a team of ten or ten thousand, improving your operating system is the single most powerful thing you can do. The only question is, are you ready?

    @femmebot Brave New Work by @aarondignan https://t.co/7zft7lpw74

  • The Fifth Discipline

    Peter M. Senge

    A pioneer in learning organizations offers five disciplines that reveal the link between far-flung causes and immediate effects and that can save organizations from becoming "learning disabled," helping them learn better and faster, in a revised edition of the best-selling business classic. Simultaneous. 20,000 first printing.

    @heyitsnoah Let me know how that is. I listened to The Fifth Discipline on @audible_com this summer. Thinking about reading it this year.

  • Measure What Matters is a revolutionary approach to business that has been adopted by some of Silicon Valley's most successful startups. It is a movement that is behind the explosive growth of Intel, Google, Amazon and Uber and many more. Measure What Mattersis about using Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) to make tough choices on business priorities. It's about communicating these objectives throughout the company from entry level to CEO and it's about collecting timely, relevant data to track progress - to measure what matters. When Google first started out, its founders had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy and sky-high ambition but no business plan. John Doerr taught them a proven approach to operating excellence that has helped them achieve greatness. He has since shared OKRs with more than fifty companies with outstanding success. In this book, Larry Page, Bill Gates, Bono, Sheryl Sandberg and many more explain how OKRs have helped them exceed all expectations and run their organisations with focus and agility.

    @spakhm @johndoerr @intel @kleinerperkins The book 'Measure What Matters'

  • Brand development and direct marketing expert, Craig Wilson, argues for the responsibility of consumers and the companies they spend money with. It is only through the power of the consumer, and the dedication of businesses to creating responsible and sustainable products, that we will be able to combat the draining of resources and the chemicals behind global warming and air and water pollution. Craig Wilson's The Compass and the Nail lays out a plan for how businesses can use consumer concern for the planet in order to create more successful businesses, while at the same time pushing forward in more sustainable business practices

    Giving leadership books to new founders in the @PrimaryVC family is one of my favorite on boarding activities. Earlier I bought ‘The Score Takes Care Of Itself’ and ‘The Compass and the Nail’ for a founder I recently started working with. Both packed w/ lessons from the field. https://t.co/TapXHFHXaH

  • My Years with General Motors

    Alfred Pritchard Sloan

    'My years with General Motors' describes the early innovations and development of the company's basic management policies and strategic concepts in such areas as planning and strategy, stabilization, financial growth, and leadership.

    @heyitsnoah My Years With General Motors https://t.co/IqYDmEwpgU

  • Tribe

    Sebastian Junger

    We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today. Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.

    If you’re interested in communities and human nature, you’ll love this discussion w/ @EconTalker and @sebastianjunger. They discuss Junger’s latest book Tribe. The takeaway: people need people. Collective purpose drives and fulfills us like nothing else. https://t.co/lqWVex0xoD

  • NLP: The New Technology of Achievement https://t.co/ov6Zi4EhVs https://t.co/h1hbkQEY8r

  • A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change https://t.co/kNhYAmz0Ci https://t.co/XGIdBjvWIG

  • Offers insights and best leadership principles from the successful coach of the San Francisco 49ers, explaining how he motivated people, crafted winning teams, and his words of wisdom such as “Believe in people,” and “Keep a short enemies list.”

    The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership https://t.co/KjLWH9k7ep https://t.co/HzJQU2RVn1

  • The Fifth Discipline

    Peter M. Senge

    A pioneer in learning organizations offers five disciplines that reveal the link between far-flung causes and immediate effects and that can save organizations from becoming "learning disabled," helping them learn better and faster, in a revised edition of the best-selling business classic. Simultaneous. 20,000 first printing.

    The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization https://t.co/C0ftAvR980 https://t.co/fKBK9Hih7N

  • Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. Here he describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life. Willink includes strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear; specific physical training presented in workouts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes; and the best sleep habits and food intake recommended to optimize performance.

    Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual https://t.co/AYjeXb9QOX https://t.co/GXwEauOqw9

  • Work Rules!

    Laszlo Bock

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of WORK RULES!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto that offers lessons including: Take away managers' power over employees Learn from your best employees-and your worst Hire only people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them Pay unfairly (it's more fair!) Don't trust your gut: Use data to predict and shape the future Default to open-be transparent and welcome feedback If you're comfortable with the amount of freedom you've given your employees, you haven't gone far enough. Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and a profound grasp of human psychology, WORK RULES! also provides teaching examples from a range of industries-including lauded companies that happen to be hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees. Bock takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands. WORK RULES! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do.

    Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead https://t.co/7snmV7mhWZ https://t.co/nFYN6eJQ5d

  • A Hidden Wholeness

    Parker J. Palmer

    In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach. Here he speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives—lives that are congruent with our inner truth—in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation. Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and in the company of others, Palmer describes a form of community that fits the limits of our active lives. Defining a “circle of trust” as “a space between us that honors the soul,” he shows how people in settings ranging from friendship to organizational life can support each other on the journey toward living “divided no more.” This paperback edition includes two new and useful features. Circles of Trust is a DVD containing interviews with Parker J. Palmer and footage from retreats he facilitated for the Center for Courage & Renewal (www.CourageRenewal.org). Bringing the Book to Life, by Caryl Hurtig Casbon and Sally Z. Hare, is a reader's and leader's guide to exploring the themes in A Hidden Wholeness. The DVD illuminates and illustrates the principles and practices behind circles of trust. The guide includes questions that connect the DVD to the book, offering "a conversation with the author" as well as an engagement with the text. Together, these features give readers new ways to internalize the themes of A Hidden Wholeness and share with others this approach to sustaining identity and integrity in all the venues of our lives. Inspired by Palmer’s writing and speaking—and challenged by the conditions of twenty-first century life—people across the country, from many walks of life, have been coming together in circles of trust to reclaim their integrity and help foster wholeness in their workplaces and their world. For over a decade, the principles and practices in this book have been proven on the ground—by parents and educators, clergy and politicians, community organizers and corporate executives, physicians and attorneys, and many others who seek to rejoin soul and role in their private and public lives. A Hidden Wholeness weaves together four themes that its author has pursued for forty years: the shape of an integral life, the meaning of community, teaching and learning for transformation, and nonviolent social change. The hundreds of thousands of people who know Parker Palmer’s books will be glad to find the journey continued

    A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life https://t.co/hwQzCv0GMR https://t.co/BKxMfDVizy

  • The Power of Now

    Eckhart Tolle

    The author shares the secret of his own self-realization and the philosophy for living in the present he has developed.

    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment https://t.co/Mxp5NK2hO3 https://t.co/gwDOtk50Q5

  • NLP A Changing Perspective offers readers an in-depth look at how Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), creates powerful long lasting changes in both our interpersonal communication and our relationship within ourselves. Since 1981, the authors, Rachel Hott, PhD and Steven Leeds, L.M.H.C., co-directors of The NLP Center of New York, have been living and breathing NLP, incorporating it into their NLP training, psychotherapy/coaching practices, their marriage and parenting. With this book they bring a wealth of experience and a personal humorous touch to an exacting science.NLP is a model and a methodology that has been transforming the lives of people all over the world. Through the study of NLP we learn how to take responsibility for the impact we are having in the world. It is about recognizing how we limit our potential by discovering choices that had not previously been available to us.The book will take you on a journey through the NLP territory where you will be learning about the specific skills and techniques for personal and professional development that are part of an NLP Coach Practitioner Certification Training. In each chapter you will be given exercises to practice to hone your learning step by step.This book is an essential read for anyone pursuing personal and professional development in enhancing his/her communication skills. It is especially relevant for coaches, psychotherapists, health care professionals as well as business professionals, managers, sales people, body workers, artists, lawyers, educators and IT workers.

    NLP: A Changing Perspective https://t.co/QecQQMswx6 https://t.co/MrnFUJmvO6

  • Tribe

    Sebastian Junger

    We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today. Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.

    Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging https://t.co/ET2wXNhUNN https://t.co/LhiB62DmQm

  • Essentialism

    Greg McKeown

    Outlines a systematic framework for enabling greater productivity without overworking, sharing strategies on how to eliminate unnecessary tasks while streamlining essential employee functions. By the co-author of the best-selling Multipliers. 75,000 first printing.

    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less https://t.co/u6UA25tJil https://t.co/mMVzgIBrxO

  • Thinking in Systems

    Donella H. Meadows

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Meadows' newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.

    Thinking in Systems: A Primer https://t.co/gPhLM7y3IL https://t.co/AKKDe9xSdF

  • The Dip

    Seth Godin

    The author of Permission Marketing and Purple Cow shares insights into knowing when to support or fight corporate systems, explaining how to recognize and drop defunct practices to protect profits, job security, and professional satisfaction.

    The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) https://t.co/vpLwQuNjEy https://t.co/HZn0jXV2jR

  • The 100-Year Life

    Lynda Gratton

    What will your 100-year life look like? Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse--life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45, or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. The 100-Year Life is here to help. Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career, and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms, and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.

    The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity https://t.co/B8xwt2mQMR https://t.co/QOm66ehxeU

  • Mindset

    Carol S. Dweck

    Reveals how established attitudes affect all aspects of one's life, explains the differences between fixed and growth mindsets, and stresses the need to be open to change in order to achieve fulfillment and success.

    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success https://t.co/KI0Yc4mrCv https://t.co/T1k20wfFtq

  • Why do people have so much difficulty achieving their goals, making big changes, and becoming the people they want to be? If we can imagine it, why can t we achieve it? Transformational NLP: A New Psychology offers a new understanding of how the brain really works and how we can use this knowledge for personal change and growth. Describing the evolution of the brain, Carl Buchheit explains how humans are conditioned by creature-level neurological programming which, while working hard to make sure we survive, also keeps us from expressing ourselves fully in the realms of love and our personal purpose in life. When we want to change our thought and behavior patterns, we find that we are limited by our deeply ingrained habits, our unconscious beliefs, and our self-defined identities. We try a variety of therapies and techniques to overcome limitations, but this rarely works. This book is about who we really are and how our brains really operate. When we understand how our brains work, we can quickly learn to work with and not against ourselves, and change becomes possible. While Transformational NLP has its basis in NLP, and uses many tools of NLP, it has evolved into a very different paradigm. The book investigates the history of NLP, from its intellectual antecedents in the science and philosophies of Alfred Korzybski and Noam Chomsky to the ground-breaking work of John Grinder and Richard Bandler and their brilliant student Robert Dilts, and shows how this direct, powerful, and elegant means for personal growth has developed and changed over its more than forty years of evolution. When a clinical psychologist, Jonathan Rice, started using these potent NLP tools in his own practice, and taught his methods to Carl Buchheit, this started a new branch of both psychology and NLP. Transformational NLP incorporates material drawn from, or inspired by, the holographic model of the universe as explained by physicist David Bohm, the basic premises and implications of twentieth and twenty-first century quantum mechanics, Bert Hellinger s trans-generational, systemic constellation work, and the metaphysics of the perennial philosophy such as described by Aldous Huxley. It offers breakthrough insights and unique methods neuro-linguistic and otherwise that Buchheit has developed over the course of more than three decades, working with thousands of clients. Buchheit explains that the key to change is to have more rapport with self by understanding the positive intentions in our unconscious that motivated our thoughts and behavior in the past. He shows how it is possible to alter the meaning of the past so it leads to the future we desire, and he uses the principles of quantum physics to assist the client to manifest an alternative reality. He demonstrates that we can become free of our unconscious addiction to the patterns of loss and pain that were set in motion by the suffering of our ancestors, generations before we were born. Most importantly, he describes new approaches and methods that empower people to have more choice in their lives, and to achieve their dreams by becoming more and more of who they really are, and who they want to be. This book will be of great interest to all students of NLP as well as to psychologists, social workers, mental health workers, teachers, historians, and philosophers. It will especially appeal to many people who are interested in personal transformation and gaining entirely new perspectives about understanding and changing our human experience."

    Transformational NLP: A New Psychology https://t.co/Oou9e7DM7Q https://t.co/5KvWc3bRA8

  • Mastery

    Robert Greene

    Evaluates the tactics employed by great historical figures to offer insight into how to gain control over one's own life and destiny, challenging cultural myths to demonstrate how anyone can tap the power of a love for doing something well to achieve high levels of success.

    Plowing through three books at once. Enjoying all three. Mastery @RobertGreene High Growth Handbook @eladgil Traction @GinoWickman https://t.co/LQKjjMDD1n

  • Well known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Coinbase, Stripe, and Square as they've grown from small companies into global brands. Across all of these break-out companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has codified in High Growth Handbook. Covering key topics including the role of the CEO, managing your board, recruiting and managing an executive team, M&A, IPOs and late stage funding rounds, and interspersed with over a dozen interviews with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley including Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Marc Andreessen (Andreessen Horowitz), and Aaron Levie (Box), High Growth Handbook presents crystal clear guidance for navigating the most complex challenges that confront leaders and operators in high-growth startups. In what Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 NYT bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You calls "a trenchant guide," High Growth Handbook is the playbook for turning a startup into a unicorn.

    Plowing through three books at once. Enjoying all three. Mastery @RobertGreene High Growth Handbook @eladgil Traction @GinoWickman https://t.co/LQKjjMDD1n

  • Traction

    Gabriel Weinberg

    Why do so many startups fail? According to entrepreneurs Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares, most failed startups make the fatal mistake of putting all their effort into perfecting their product at the cost of reaching out to potential users. Instead, they should be putting half their resources into getting traction. Tractionis the essential guide for any startup looking to stay ahead of the curve and start building a user base early in the game. The book offers no one-size-fits-all solution: every startup is unique, so no single method is guaranteed to generate traction. Instead, the authors identify nineteen different traction channels, from viral marketing to trade shows. They offer insights on how to exploit each one to its fullest potential, and provide a framework to test various channels and identify the best one for any startup.

    Plowing through three books at once. Enjoying all three. Mastery @RobertGreene High Growth Handbook @eladgil Traction @GinoWickman https://t.co/LQKjjMDD1n

  • Servant Leadership

    Robert K. Greenleaf

    Robert K. Greenleaf has been a powerful voice in the dialogue to reshape management and leadership policy. He developed his theory of servant leadership while an executive at AT&T.

    Every founder should read ‘Servant Leadership’ by Robert Greenleaf. This book is not only timeless but was incredibly innovative when it was published in 1977. Greenleaf’s ideas are even more relevant today. I have no doubt leaders w/ a service mentality will create the future. https://t.co/5qf6ZwjFk5

  • The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Deep inside, we sense that more is possible. We long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose. In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time, in the past, when humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness, it has achieved extraordinary breakthroughs in collaboration. A new shift in consciousness is currently underway. Could it help us invent a more soulful and purposeful way to run our businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals ? A few pioneers have already cracked the code and they show us, in practical detail, how it can be done. Leaders, founders, coaches, and consultants will find this work a joyful handbook, full of insights, examples, and inspiring stories.

    @m_usmanshabbir Yup, been reading about these kinds of companies lately. Have you read ‘Reinventing Organizations’ by Frederic Laloux?

  • The Power of Now

    Eckhart Tolle

    The author shares the secret of his own self-realization and the philosophy for living in the present he has developed.

    @MikeMcCormick_ @Rick_Zullo As great as that book is (I’ve read it a few times), I think you’ll get more mileage and bang for the buck with this book 😝 https://t.co/nh9UEs0HAj

  • Autobiography of a Yogi

    Yogananda (Paramahansa)

    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of getting coffee with a talented entrepreneur from India who I initially met through Twitter. He gifted “Autobiography of a Yogi” which has been on my reading list for years. The power of Twitter never ceases to amaze me. https://t.co/IlAFudU6ag

  • Catastrophic Care

    David Goldhill

    "A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care- how and why it is failing, why expanding coverage will actually make things worse, and how our health care can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system. n 2007, David Goldhill's father died from infections acquired in a hospital, one of more than two hundred thousand avoidable deaths per year caused by medical error. The bill was enormous and Medicare paid it. These circumstances left Goldhill angry and determined to understand how world-class technology and personnel could coexist with such carelessness and how a business that failed so miserably could be paid in full. Catastrophic Careis the eye-opening result. Blending personal anecdotes and extensive research, Goldhill presents us with cogent, biting analysis that challenges the basic preconceptions that have shaped our thinking for decades. Contrasting the Island of health care with the Mainland of our economy, he demonstrates that high costs, excess medicine, terrible service, and medical error are the inevitable consequences of our insurance-based system. He explains why policy efforts to fix these problems have

    Thanks for the recommendation @nchirls https://t.co/sMyujFttbX

  • The bestselling book, now with a new preface by the authors At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future. Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that both business and capitalism are inherently good, and they use some of today’s best-known and most successful companies to illustrate their point. From Southwest Airlines, UPS, and Tata to Costco, Panera, Google, the Container Store, and Amazon, today’s organizations are creating value for all stakeholders—including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment. Read this book and you’ll better understand how four specific tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management—can help build strong businesses, move capitalism closer to its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us.

    Next up on the reading list: Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey, Founder of @WholeFoods. I’m a big believer in companies that contribute to well-being and human progress 🚀 https://t.co/r4dtaH2gEJ

  • Grit

    Angela Duckworth

    "In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"--

    @FastTash Nah but been tweeting the book covers. You can see in my media feed. Think i left off Grit and Originals.

  • The 100-Year Life

    Lynda Gratton

    What will your 100-year life look like? Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse--life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45, or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. The 100-Year Life is here to help. Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career, and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms, and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.

    Next up on the reading list! The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity. Lynda Gratton & Andrew Scott https://t.co/FMxO2ZZrYi

  • Advice Not Given

    Mark Epstein

    "Most people will never find a great psychiatrist or a great Buddhist teacher, but Mark Epstein is both, and the wisdom he imparts in Advice Not Given is an act of generosity and compassion. The book is a tonic for the ailments of our time."--Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. But while our ego is at once our biggest obstacle, it can also be our greatest hope. We can be at its mercy or we can learn to work with it. With great insight, and in a deeply personal style, renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein offers a how-to guide that refuses a quick fix. In Advice Not Given, he reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, two traditions that developed in entirely different times and places, both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our well-being, and both come to the same conclusion: When we give the ego free rein, we suffer; but when it learns to let go, we are free.

    Next up on the reading list Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself by @Mepstein108 https://t.co/hAHFYO6BWL

  • The Mindful Coach

    Douglas K. Silsbee

    Drawing from modern Buddhist perspectives on mindfulness, this important book skillfully integrates the key practice of self-awareness with seven essential roles played by any professional charged with supporting learning, growth and change.With exercises, sample dialogues, and application models, The Mindful Coach offers a systematic approach for developing yourself as a coach.

    New book Friday. Thx for the recommendation @chaddickerson. Excited to dig into this one. https://t.co/2WEhHJD9RK

  • D-Day

    Stephen E. Ambrose

    Chronicles the events, politics, and personalities of this pivotal day in World War II, shedding light on the strategies of commanders on both sides and the ramifications of the battle

    @natsturner Loved D Day by Stephen Ambrose https://t.co/mGDCrfY1pY

  • “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

    Throughly enjoying ‘On Writing’ by @StephenKing. When Stephen was a teenager and received rejection letters from magazines, he would hang them on a rusty screw in his bedroom. He kept on going because he loved the craft. Respect. https://t.co/2Uu1M9e64M

  • Life 3.0

    Max Tegmark

    Beschrijving van de mogelijke gevolgen van kunstmatige intelligentie.

    New book Monday. Excited to sink my teeth into ’Life 3.0’ by @MaxTegmark, a physicist from @MIT. https://t.co/oKBr4iRGXD

  • Mindfulness

    Joseph Goldstein

    Intended to serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom, "Mindfulness" draws on Goldstein s four-decade study of the Satipatthana Sutta the Buddha s original discourse on the practice of mindfulness meditation. "

    @arjunram Mindfulness by Joseph Goldstein. It’s phenomenal if you’re into philosophy, Buddhism, etc

  • Leading

    Alex Ferguson

    After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club- Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success. From hiring practices to firing decisions, from dealing with transition to teamwork, from mastering the boardroom to responding to failure and adversity, Leading is as inspiring as it is practical, and a go-to reference for any leader in business, sports, and life.

    This is one of my worst fears in life. (passage from the book LEADING, written by @moritzKBE) https://t.co/dRIElI1Qkc

  • Cradle to Cradle

    Michael Braungart

    How can we avoid environmental disaster? Nowadays, in the home, most of us do our bit: we recycle. But what about industry, where the real damage is done? The strategy is the same: 'reduce, resize, reuse' - we try to minimize the damage. But there is a limitation to this well-intentioned approach: it maintains the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model of the Industrial Revolution, the very model that creates immense amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. What we need is a major rethink, a new approach which directly combats the problem rather than slowly perpetuating it. An exciting, simple and groundbreaking new vision,Cradle to Cradleoffers this approach. With clear, accessible - even humorous - arguments, celebrated chemist Michael Braungart and inspirational architect Bill McDonough challenge the set-in notion that human industry must damage the world. They look to nature and find a production system we can follow, a system of abundance rather than reduction, in which waste equals food. Theyshow how we can mimic nature's model to our commercial and environmental advantage, demonstrating how products can be designed as biological and technical nutrients that will continually circulate as pure and valuable materials, eradicating the need to 'recycle' - really downcycle - products into low-grade materials and uses. Cradle to Cradle's theories have been put into practice across the world and will shape our future - they are implemented by major governments, big corporations, small, innovative independent businesses and university science departments, and are given high-profile backing by environmentalists and celebrity activists. This updated edition is essential reading, a bold, practical and overwhelmingly positive manifesto for an environmentally prosperous future, a world where we can make maximum profit from nature without destroying it.

    Dusted off this classic to read for a second time. It's arguably more relevant today than when it was written in 2002. https://t.co/cW4aGwNT05

  • Brand development and direct marketing expert, Craig Wilson, argues for the responsibility of consumers and the companies they spend money with. It is only through the power of the consumer, and the dedication of businesses to creating responsible and sustainable products, that we will be able to combat the draining of resources and the chemicals behind global warming and air and water pollution. Craig Wilson's The Compass and the Nail lays out a plan for how businesses can use consumer concern for the planet in order to create more successful businesses, while at the same time pushing forward in more sustainable business practices

    Currently reading and enjoying: The Compass and the Nail. How to build a values-led and customer obsessed company. https://t.co/jbmB3SzOqw https://t.co/ZfCHQSC1hq

  • The author shares his business skills, techniques and wisdom gleamed from his experience as a successful entrepreneur.

    When I told a mentor I was considering a MBA, he suggested I read this instead and save my cash. Turned out to be sound advice 🙏🏼 https://t.co/1iewToSK9O