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Voices from Chernobyl
This book brings the voices of the people of Belarus to life, sharing first-hand accounts of what happened during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Svetlana Alexievich interviewed hundreds of individuals affected by the meltdown, including firefighters, disaster-cleanup technicians, and innocent citizens. In this monologue-style book, readers gain an inside view into the minds of those who lived through the fear, anger, and uncertainty caused by the worst nuclear reactor accident in history. No spin, no accusations, and no summary judgment- just raw and powerful accounts of the pain and aftermath of the tragedy.
It's a deep read. 📚 – source
Also recommended byCaterina FakeSergei Guriev
Trillion Dollar Coach
The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell
Discover the management secrets of legendary coach and business executive Bill Campbell in this essential guide. As a mentor to some of the most successful modern entrepreneurs, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt, Campbell's wisdom has helped create over a trillion dollars in market value. Learn how he built trusting relationships, fostered personal growth, inspired courage, and resolved simmering tensions in fast-moving environments. Based on interviews with over 80 of his closest associates, Trillion Dollar Coach provides a blueprint for creating higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies.
I found Bill's ability to translate the qualities of a great sports coach into coaching some of the world's top business leaders truly remarkable. – source
Also recommended byTrevor NcubeKeith McCulloughPatrick Bet-DavidJeff Morris Jr.Marco Montemagno
The ONE Thing
The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Overcome barriers to success and optimize your productivity with this step-by-step guide. Discover the success habit and learn how to beat time stealers, prioritize your goals, and achieve your purpose effectively.
It kind of hit home for me that when you wake up in the morning, you put your focus on this one thing of what you want to accomplish during the day, which seems like a no-brainer. – source
Also recommended byJelena DjokovicChude JideonwoChris DoKat ColeBernard Ewalu OlupotMatt OgusIman Ben Chaibah
When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead
Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man
Meet the legendary dealmaker, Hollywood producer, and friend of politicians and stars - Jerry Weintraub, in "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead". From his first triumph with Elvis Presley to his successful movies with Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, and the Ocean's series - Weintraub's career spanned many fields. But his tale is more than just showbiz: from the halls of Hollywood to the White House, Moscow, and Beijing, he advised and befriended the powerful, including George Clooney, Bruce Willis, and several Presidents. Weintraub's quintessentially American journey is packed with wit, wisdom, and improvisation, making it a must-read for everyone.
Incredible. – source
The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness
A True Story
Discover a captivating true story of a storyteller who believes he's lost everything when he loses his voice. But an encounter with his old teacher shows him that he's been given a great gift. Follow his journey through tales of beggars, kings, monks, tigers, and treasures to uncover the secret of happiness.
I enjoyed this book because it doesn’t give you answers; it makes you wonder what answers you might give yourself. – source