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From Pain to Passion - Leadership Lessons Learned
Matt Doherty - 2021-01-10
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"Matt is everything you could ask for in a friend and leader." ––Jay Bilas, ESPN Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team coached by Dean Smith while playing alongside NBA stars Michael Jordan and James Worthy. He is the former head coach at the University of N...
Brian Moran
I highly recommend Matt's book "Rebound." If you are a #MarchMadness fan, a fan of people overcoming adversity and failure, and watching the good guys win in the end, you will love Rebound.      source
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01 (first published in 1959)
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Discover how to find meaning in suffering and move forward with renewed purpose by exploring the riveting memoir of a psychiatrist who survived Nazi death camps. In this influential book, based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, the author argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it and find meaning in it through his theory of logotherapy. This book is a must-read for anyone searching for significance in the act of living.
Brian Moran
@amyjccuddy I first read Frankl's book in high school. I've read it four more times since then and learned many new things about myself, life, and the universe each time. Imagine someone asking you, "Amy, what is the meaning of your life?" It's a powerful question once you know his story.      source
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Black Mountain
and other stories
Gerry Adams - 2021-08-02
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Discover Ireland through the eyes of one of its most notable political figures. This collection of new and selected stories showcases the country's rich history and culture, with a special focus on Belfast. From political struggles to everyday life, these moving portraits of ordinary people will capture your heart and mind. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand Ireland's past and present. Featuring an introduction by Timothy O'Grady.
Brian Moran
Sunday morning reading this week with my journal ready to accept many nuggets of wisdom and advice from @GerryAdamsSF and #motherteresa. Thanks @newbelfast for the gift of Gerry's book. It is an inspiring read!      source
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The Lincoln Highway
A Novel
Amor Towles - 2021-10-05
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This captivating novel is set in the 1950s and follows the journey of 18-year-old Emmett Watson. After serving time at a work farm, he plans to take his younger brother and head west to start fresh. But when he discovers two friends in the trunk of the warden's car, their plans change. From the bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility, this stylish and propulsive read is sure to leave you absorbed.
Brian Moran
@greenfield64 I listened to both those books by Towles and they were fantastic. Always on my recommended list (the narrators were excellent).      source
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A Gentleman in Moscow
A Novel
Amor Towles - 2019-03-26 (first published in 2016)
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A tale from the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, follows Count Alexander Rostov's house arrest in a luxury hotel in 1922. Though confined, his wits and erudition allow him entry into a much larger world of emotional and intellectual discovery. Brimming with humor, historical depth, and a cast of engaging characters, the novel invites readers to join Rostov's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to have a purpose in life.
Brian Moran
@greenfield64 I listened to both those books by Towles and they were fantastic. Always on my recommended list (the narrators were excellent).      source
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Missing Each Other
How to Cultivate Meaningful Connections
Edward Brodkin - 2021-01-26
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Explore the elusive skill of connection with Missing Each Other. We often misunderstand and talk past each other due to our fast-paced, tech-obsessed lives. Psychiatrist Edward Brodkin and therapist Ashley Pallathra use cutting-edge neuroscience research and clinical work to introduce the four pillars of human connection: Relaxed Awareness, Listening, Understanding, and Mutual Responsiveness. Discover how to truly connect with others by improving your skills in each pillar through engaging exercises.
Brian Moran
@TedBrodkin @ashleypallathra People should add #MissingEachOther to their MUST READ book lists for 2021. I believe it will fundamentally change the way we communicate with each other, and will make all of us better listeners!      source
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Disrupt Yourself, With a New Introduction
Master Relentless Change and Speed Up Your Learning Curve
Whitney Johnson - 2015-10-06
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Discover how to build yourself into the person you want to be with the same learning curve model that helps you "Build an A Team." In this book, author Whitney Johnson shows us what the curve looks like and how to ride it. She outlines seven strategies for successfully riding the wave of personal disruption including taking the right risks, focusing on your strengths, and embracing constraints. Johnson guides the reader through understanding each strategy and then helps them apply it effectively.
Brian Moran
One of the best books I ever read! Change is rarely easy. Understanding how the S-curve in business and life works makes executing change a lot easier. Do you know where YOU are on the S-curve? The answer can mean the difference between success and getting stuck. Buy this book!      source
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C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race
The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run Across America
Geoff Williams - 2013-05-28 (first published in 2007)
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This book covers the famous Great Foot Race of 1928, a grueling 3,423-mile foot race from LA to NY organized by notorious sports promoter, C.C. Pyle. With a $25,000 prize at stake, 199 runners from across the world competed, drawing a half a million spectators. The story follows two main characters, Pyle, a fast-talking promoter and Andy Payne, a 20-year-old Oklahoman who enters the race as a longshot to save his family's farm and win the heart of his love interest. The author accessed exclusive material and descendant support to bring this classic American drama to life.
Brian Moran
@nmonroe And knowing your love of running, check out Geoff Williams book "CC Pyle's Amazing Foot Race: The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run Across America." I loved that book!      source
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The Illustrated Man
Ray Bradbury - 2002-08-01 (first published in 1951)
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This timeless classic by Ray Bradbury imagines the fate of humanity in 18 spellbinding tales tattooed onto the skin of a man. Living cities take their revenge, technology unleashes primal instincts, and dreams soar in junkyard rockets. The Illustrated Man is a stunning blend of magic, imagination, and truth that is as exhilarating as interplanetary travel and as comforting as familiar rituals on the last night of the world.
Brian Moran
@BrittMichaelian One of my favorite authors! Have you read the Illustrated Man recently? The first story in the book is titled "The Veldt." It was written in 1950 but is ALL ABOUT technology we are talking about today (#AI, #VR). Every story in the book is great.      source