11 books on the list
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The Culture Code
The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups [By DC]-[Paperback]
The author looks at a bunch of different cultures. Pixar, Navy SEALs, etc... And he’s looking for patterns among what makes people disproportionately effective as a culture. – source
Also recommended byAdam GrantBryan Callen
A Mind at Home with Itself
How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around
A Mind at Home with Itself by a beloved spiritual teacher provides hope and joy in difficult times. Using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry, Byron Katie illuminates The Diamond Sutra to reveal the nature of the mind and liberate us from painful thoughts. This transformative work offers a new perspective on life and death, and has helped millions of people all over the world question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.
Also recommended byTony Robbins
Making Sense of People
The Science of Personality Differences (2nd Edition)
Understanding people can be difficult, but this book will give you the tools you need to make sense of anyone. Drawing on extensive research, a renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist provides practical summaries that will help you quickly assess anyone's tendencies, patterns, character, and sense of identity. With this knowledge, you can choose more satisfying relationships and make better decisions about whom to seek out and whom to avoid. This book will help you appreciate the complexity and uniqueness of everyone you meet.
Has had a big impact on my thinking, and I sometimes give a copy to people in the midst of hiring someone or even deciding whether to get engaged. – source
The Aspirational Investor
Taming the Markets to Achieve Your Life's Goals
This book by the Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management emphasizes the importance of aligning your investment strategy with your personal goals. Chhabra's "Wealth Allocation Framework" offers a practical approach to managing wealth that focuses on financial security, maintaining living standards over time, and pursuing aspirational goals. With surprising facts about wealth creation and a simplified understanding of key asset classes, The Aspirational Investor sets readers on a path to confident and fulfilling financial lives.
I really like this somewhat obscure book by the guy who runs Jim Simons’ family office. – source
Discover five transformative tools to help you unlock your full potential and achieve dynamic personal growth with The Tools. Developed by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels, this dynamic practice focuses on delivering immediate relief and control from persistent problems, rather than dwelling on the past. These tools are designed to help you get unstuck, control anger, express yourself, combat anxiety, and find discipline. Praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Marianne Williamson, among others, The Tools is a groundbreaking method for realizing your full potential and experiencing real happiness.
Has a bunch of good hacks in there that I like. – source
Also recommended byKerry WashingtonWhitney Cummings
Changing on the Job
Developing Leaders for a Complex World
Develop sophisticated leadership skills and solve complex problems with Changing on the Job. This book focuses on theories of adult growth and development to help readers become more thoughtful individuals and capable leaders in any scenario. With real-world examples, author Jennifer Garvey Berger offers building blocks to cultivate an agile workforce and improve performance. This resource is essential for coaches, HR professionals, and anyone who wants to flourish on the job while supporting the development of talent.
For people interested in learning more about Robert Kegan's adult development model, I recommend Changing on the Job. – source
The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Discover how to foster healthy brain development in your child with The Whole-Brain Child. Written by neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, this book offers revolutionary approaches to child-rearing with 12 key strategies for emotional and intellectual growth. The authors explain how a child's brain is wired and how it matures, and provide age-appropriate strategies for dealing with everyday struggles through illustrations that can help you explain concepts to your child. Perfect for anyone who cares for or loves a child, this book is a must-read for parents and teachers alike.
Also recommended byPink
In Over Our Heads
The Mental Demands of Modern Life
In Over Our Heads by Robert Kegan explores the question whether anyone would graduate a contemporary culture school, given its complex demands and expectations. Kegan guides readers through this tricky curriculum, assessing its fit with our mental capacities, and revealing what happens when we find ourselves in over our heads. He applies his widely acclaimed theory of evolving human consciousness to the mental complexity of adulthood, to help readers gain fresh perspectives on cultural controversies. This book offers a theory of evolving ways of knowing, allowing readers to view adult development much like child development.
Argues adults develop—and make sense of reality—in five discrete phases. – source
Also recommended byRay Dalio
The Highly Sensitive Person
How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
Discover if you are a Highly Sensitive Person with this groundbreaking book. Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist and an HSP herself, showcases how you can identify and make the most of this trait. Through research and interviews, learn how to create a fuller, richer life by better understanding yourself and your sensitivity in everyday situations.
Also recommended byAlanis Morissette
Breakfast at the Victory
The Mysticism of Ordinary Experience
Mystical visions of boundless voids await in this captivating book, taking readers on a galactic journey of discovery.