Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksSign In

Jerry Colonna


Recommended Books

Jerry Colonna is an American venture capitalist and professional coach who played a prominent part in the early development of Silicon Valley. He is the recipient of numerous awards and a speaker on topics ranging from leadership to starting businesses.
5 books on the list
Sort by
Latest Recommendations First
A Way to True Happiness
Robert A. Johnson - Apr 07, 1999
Goodreads Rating
Most of us believe that we'll somehow achieve contentment just as soon as we get a better job, find a more satisfying relationship, buy a bigger house, retire, or attain some other goal. Our society conditions us to think this way. But with this approach to life, contentment forever eludes us. We continually banish our contentment to another time, ...
Jerry Colonna
Feb 26, 2021
@chaddickerson @wilreynolds You did indeed, @chaddickerson. @wilreynolds you might enjoy this book. It helped me greatly.      source
When Things Fall Apart
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Pema Chodron - Jun 07, 2016 (first published in 1996)
Goodreads Rating
Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth--now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema--makes for a perfect gift and addition to one's spiritual library. How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when w...
Jerry Colonna
The first laying out of Buddhist dharma as a path.      source
Radical Acceptance
Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
Tara Brach - Nov 23, 2004 (first published in 2000)
Goodreads Rating
For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesnt take much--just hearing of someone elses accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work--to make us feel that we are not okay. Beginning to understand how our lives have become ensnared in this trance of unworthiness is our first ste...
Jerry Colonna
God, what a great book.      source
Also recommended by
Tim FerrissJack Kornfield
Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
Sharon Salzberg - Sep 02, 2003 (first published in 2002)
Goodreads Rating
In this beautifully written work, one of America's most beloved meditation teachers offers discerning wisdom on understanding faith as a healing quality. Through the teachings of Buddha and insight gained from her lifelong spiritual quest, Salzberg provides us with a road map for cultivating a feeling of peace that can be practiced by anyone of any...
Jerry Colonna
Presented this notion of really being honest with myself with what was going on.      source
Let Your Life Speak
Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Parker J. Palmer - Sep 10, 1999
Goodreads Rating
PLEASE NOTE: Some recent copies of Let Your Life Speak included printing errors. These issues have been corrected, but if you purchased a defective copy between September and December 2019, please send proof of purchase to [email protected] to receive a replacement copy.Dear Friends: I'm sorry that after 20 years of happy traveling, Le...
Jerry Colonna
Brilliant, beautiful, short little collection of essays, that really shifted the dialogue for me. Partially because the author is so open and honest and authentic about his own struggles and depression.      source