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Chip Conley is an American hotelier, hospitality entrepreneur, author, and speaker.
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The Third Chapter
Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot - Dec 22, 2009
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"We must develop a compelling vision of later life: one that does not assume a trajectory of decline after fifty, but one that recognizes it as a time of change, grown, and new learning; a time when 'our courage gives us hope.'" --from The Third ChapterAt a key moment in the twenty-first century, demographers are recognizing the significance of a d...
Chip Conley
Jul 24, 2020
I love the humanity of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot. While this book is nearly 12 years old, it captures some of the vulnerability & bewilderment that people over 50 felt during the Great Recession that might be even further amplified by these pandemic times.     source
Marcus Aurelius - Apr 07, 2020 (first published in 180)
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The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful ...
Chip Conley
I have given Meditations away to a number of people.     source
Taking the Work Out of Networking
Your Guide to Making and Keeping Great Connections
Karen Wickre - Oct 29, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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For introverts who panic at the idea of networking, Wickres book is a deep, calming breath. Sophia Dembling, author of The Introverts Way Former Google executive, editorial director of Twitter, self-described introvert, and the best-connected Silicon Valley figure youve never heard of (Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal), offers networking advice f...
Chip Conley
Pragmatic and thoughtful, the author shows how networking can move from being transactional to being transformational in your life.     source
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The Happiness Curve
Why Life Gets Better After 50
Jonathan Rauch - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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In this warm, wise, and witty overview, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come." --Steven Pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment NowThis book will change your life by showing you how life changes.Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you're suc...
Chip Conley
This book has become a favorite to gift.     source
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Hussein Shobokshi
On the Shortness of Life
Seneca - Mar 30, 2018 (first published in 2049)
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The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each oth...
Chip Conley
Says something about the fact that it’s not so much the shortness of life, it’s how we waste it.     source
The 100-Year Life
Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
Lynda Gratton - Jun 02, 2016
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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 reti...
Chip Conley
A really interesting, observational book.     source
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Theodora Lau
Search Inside Yourself
The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
Chade-Meng Tan - Sep 02, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google's earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.Meng's job is to teach Google's best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get ins...
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Matt Mullenweg
Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Adam Grant - Mar 25, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces...
Chip Conley
This book holds the key to a more satisfied and productive workplace, better customer relationships, and higher profits.     source
Delivering Happiness
A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Tony Hsieh - Mar 19, 2013 (first published in 2010)
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Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department Focus on company culture as the #1 priority Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business Help employees grow-both personally and professionally Seek to change the world Oh, and make money too . . . ...
Chip Conley
Tony Hsieh is a wise guy. Sincerely. He’s one of the wisest and most thoughtful business leaders of the modern age.     source
Setting the Table
The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
Danny Meyer - Jan 10, 2008 (first published in 2006)
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The bestselling business book from award-winning restauranteur Danny Meyer, of Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and Shake ShackSeventy-five percent of all new restaurant ventures fail, and of those that do stick around, only a few become icons. Danny Meyer started Union Square Cafe when he was 27, with a good idea and hopeful investors. He is no...
Chip Conley
One of the best books on hospitality ever written.     source
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Awake in the Wild
Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery
Mark Coleman - Nov 01, 2006
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Nature deficit disorder has become an increasingly challenging problem in our hyper modern world. In Awake in the Wild, Mark Coleman shows seekers how to remedy this widespread malady by reconnecting with nature through Buddhism. Each short (two to three pages) chapter includes a concrete nature meditation relating to such topics as Attuning to the...
Chip Conley
Beautiful book.     source
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Jack Kornfield
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl