Author: Morgan Housel
"Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics."
Author: Linda Leaming
The author recounts her experiences in Bhutan and how it relates back to how the Bhutanese feel towards happiness and other contemplative thoughts on life.
Author: Kevin Kelly
Key takeaways from short pieces advice Kevin Kelly has collected over decades. I've turned those into different categories of advice that has resonated with me.
Author: Oliver Burkeman
A challenge to conventional time management advice, highlighting the finite nature of life and urging readers to prioritize meaningful experiences. The book emphasizes intentional living, encouraging a shift from constant busyness to a purpose-driven approach.
Author: Dale Carnegie
The seven habits encompass principles such as proactive behavior, beginning with the end in mind, prioritizing important tasks, seeking mutual benefit in relationships, and continuous self-improvement. It is a paradigm shift towards character development and long-term success, offering a timeless guide to achieving effectiveness in various aspects of life.
Author: William B. Irvine
An introduction to the philosophy of Stoicism as a practical guide to leading a fulfilling life. Irvine explores Stoic principles, including acceptance of what is beyond one's control, overcoming destructive emotions, and finding tranquility through a mindful and intentional approach to living.
Author: Kelly Williams Brown
"Adulting" provides a humorous and practical guide for young adults navigating the challenges of independent living, covering a range of topics from financial management and career development to personal relationships and self-care. The book offers straightforward advice and relatable anecdotes to help readers ease into the responsibilities of adulthood.
Author: Brene Brown
An exploration of the transformative power of embracing vulnerability in various aspects of life, including relationships, parenting, and leadership. Brene Brown discusses the impact of vulnerability on fostering connection, creativity, and wholehearted living, encouraging readers to cultivate courage and authenticity.
Author: Kio Stark
A series of interviews with unconventional people challenging the traditional education-to-career pathway, advocating for alternative methods of learning and skill acquisition outside formal academic institutions.
Author: Dale Carnegie
Practical insights into building meaningful relationships by emphasizing the importance of understanding others' perspectives and expressing genuine interest in their concerns. It provides timeless principles for effective communication and interpersonal skills, encouraging readers to enhance their social interactions and influence positively.
Author: Carol Dweck
A dive into the concept of mindset and its impact on success, distinguishing between a fixed mindset that sees abilities as innate and a growth mindset that believes in the potential for development through effort and learning.
Author: Susan Cain
Exploring introversion as a personality trait and provides insights into the strengths and needs of both introverts and extroverts. The book presents a history of how Western culture transformed from a culture of character to a culture of personality, where an "extrovert ideal" dominates.
Author: Cal Newport
Counter advice to "follow your passion" and about the importance of becoming exceptional at what you do.
Author: Douglas Stone
A focus on the importance of receiving feedback effectively and provides practical strategies for dealing with different types of feedback.
Author: Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer recounts being a street performer to a world-renowned artist, emphasizing the importance of accepting help when it's offered and building a closely-knit network based on personal communication, honesty, and trust.
Author: Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
A murder mystery following war vet PI Cormoran Strike and his secretary as they investigate the death of a young model named Lula Landry.
Author: W. Timothy Gallwey
The mental aspects of tennis and how they can be applied to achieve peak performance in the sport and beyond, like the inner game, relaxed concentration, and the mind/body connection.
Author: Josh Waitzkin
Josh Waitzkin shares his unique systems of thematic learning, idea generation, building resilience, and mastering the art of performance psychology.
Author: Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's memoir detailing her a stroke in her mid-thirties, the following major brain surgery, and her years-long healing process.
Author: Stephen Colbert
A children's book about a pole searching for its purpose in life.
Author: Daniel Kahneman
Kahneman talks about his research in the two systems in our brain, System 1 and System 2, and how they influence our decision-making processes. System 1 operates intuitively and automatically, while System 2 involves more deliberate thinking and problem-solving.
Author: William McDonough & Michael Braungart
Author: Ernest Cline
A dystopian future where people escape their bleak reality by immersing themselves in a virtual reality game called the OASIS. The story follows Wade Watts, a teenage gamer who embarks on a quest to find an Easter egg within the game, which holds the key to a massive fortune and control of the OASIS/
Author: Seth Godin
Presenting a challenge to the traditional concept of the mass market and advocates for embracing individuality and diversity. The digital revolution has made it easier to reach specific groups of people with unique interests, and Godin argues that catering to the mass is no longer a viable strategy.
Author: Daniel Gilbert
The human brain has an ability to imagine and simulate experiences, and how this capacity affects our ability to predict what will make us happy. Dr. Gilbert describes various biases and mental errors that make it difficult for us to forecast our future happiness. He also emphasizes the importance of being aware of these cognitive tricks to synthesize our own happiness.
Author: Yann Martel
A young man named Pi who survives a shipwreck and spends months in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
Author: Michael Lewis
An account on the global financial crisis as it affected various countries, including Iceland, Greece, Ireland, Germany, and the US. Diving into the reasons for the financial crisis in these countries, offering insights into their economic struggles and the impact of the crisis on their societies and governments.
Author: Steven Levy
Reviewing the growth of Google from its academic project origins at Stanford to the company that is rolling in billions of long-tail advertising dollars, forms the central exchange for information on the internet, having by then already grown to 24,000 employees.
Author: Baratunde Thurston
A humorous and thought-provoking book exploring the complexities of black identity and offers insightful commentary on race and culture.
Author: Dan Savage
A personal account of tying the knot with Dan's partner, offering insights into the meaning of commitment in the context of love, sex, marriage, and family. And it's Dan's thoughts on marriage and the dynamics of his own relationship, making it a valuable read for anyone considering marriage or seeking a deeper understanding of committed relationships.
Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
A motivational and instructional guide that emphasizes the opportunities available in the modern business world, particularly through the use of the internet and social media.