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The Untethered Soul
The Journey Beyond Yourself
Michael A. Singer - 2007-10-03
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Unlock your inner potential and discover inner peace with The Untethered Soul - a #1 New York Times bestseller. Author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer takes readers on a transformative journey that explores the source of thoughts and emotions, and provides simple yet profound solutions for releasing limiting beliefs. Through meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how to live in the present moment and release painful memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. This book offers a life-changing perspective for anyone looking to let go of mental and emotional limitations, and is now available in a special hardcover gift edition.
Ryan Hoover
Just finished reading The Untethered Soul. This quote resonated with me the most: “You cannot spend your life avoiding things that are not actually happening, or everything will become negative”      source
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The Great CEO Within
The Tactical Guide to Company Building
Matt Mochary - 2019-12-05
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Discover effective leadership and business-operating tools from a Silicon Valley coach who works with CEOs of the fastest-scaling tech companies. The Great CEO Within offers a system of accountability, problem-solving, and transparent feedback to efficiently scale your business from startup to corporation. With this book, any CEO or manager can learn to become a great leader and successfully guide their company to growth.
Ryan Hoover
Highly recommended read, especially for CEOs by @mattmochary and @maccaw      source
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How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir Eyal - 2019-09-10
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Discover how to become "indistractable" with this groundbreaking book by a former Stanford lecturer and behavioral design expert. Revealing the hidden psychology driving us to distraction, the author provides a four-step, research-backed model to help us finally follow through on our intentions. Learn how to get the best out of technology without letting it get the best of us, how to fix a dysfunctional company culture, and how to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world. Practical and empowering, this book will help you control your time and attention to live the life you really want.
Ryan Hoover
Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, just published his next book, Indistractible 👏🏼 (I’m grabbing the audiobook)      source
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Mindful Design
How and Why to Make Design Decisions for the Good of Those Using Your Product
Scott Riley - 2019-01-14
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"Mindful Design" by Scott Riley is a must-read for designers who want to create seamless designs that align with human behavior. This book explores brain science to help designers understand how to integrate product design into people's lifestyle, instead of disrupting it. The book introduces neurological aspects and limitations of human vision and perception, musical harmony, pattern recognition and cognitive perception, which are important to designers. The second half of the book focuses on practical application using real-world examples of interaction and interface design. Design is a responsibility and this book shows you how to make the right design choices that benefit users.
Ryan Hoover
This looks like a great book for product designers. Bookmarking for myself.      source
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Taking the Work Out of Networking
Your Guide to Making and Keeping Great Connections
Karen Wickre - 2018-11-27
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Networking can be a necessary evil, particularly for introverts. But Karen Wickre's approach is all about embracing your quiet side and making genuine connections that last. As a former Google executive and self-described introvert who has worked in Silicon Valley for thirty years, she offers practical and creative strategies that allow you to nurture a vibrant circle of reliable contacts without leaving your comfort zone. This easy-to-use guide is perfect for anyone who finds themselves shying away from traditional networking activities, or who would prefer to be curled up with a good book.
Ryan Hoover
ATTN INTROVERTS: This new book by @kvox (ex-Google and Twitter) might speak to you: h/t @sacca      source
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The Courage to Be Disliked
The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
Ichiro Kishimi - 2019-01-03 (first published in 2013)
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Unlock the power within yourself to achieve real happiness with this Japanese phenomenon. The Courage to Be Disliked shows you how to free yourself from past experiences and others' expectations, using the theories of Alfred Adler. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom, making it a highly accessible and profound book. This is a must-read for those ready to embrace true liberation and take the reins of their own life.
Ryan Hoover
It's like this book was written just for me. I came away with so many "aha!" moments that have helped me better understand myself.      source
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How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Nir Eyal - 2014-11-04 (first published in 2013)
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Discover the secret behind why some products keep us coming back for more in this insightful book on the Hook Model. Author Nir Eyal breaks down the four-step process that successful companies use to subtly encourage customer behavior, resulting in products that users can't put down. With practical insights and actionable steps, Eyal provides a how-to guide for anyone involved in product management, marketing, or design. Dive into fascinating examples from the likes of Twitter, Pinterest, and the Bible App to master the art of creating user habits that stick.
Ryan Hoover
I've learned a lot about product design from @nireyal 👉🏼      source
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Joe MartinMarc Goodman
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The Four Steps to the Epiphany
Steve Blank - 2013-07-17 (first published in 2003)
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Learn how to successfully bring a product to market, write a business or marketing plan, and organize sales and business development with "The Four Steps to the Epiphany." Discover the importance of strategy and gain insight into what makes some startups successful while others fail. Packed with real-life examples, this book equips you with the skills to achieve success in your business ventures.
Ryan Hoover
Just finished reading The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Too much (good) info but thankfully there's a summary in the Appendix.      source
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Guy KawasakiRon Conway
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Crush It!
Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
Gary Vaynerchuk - 2009-10-14
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Learn how to turn your passion into a profitable business with the help of the Internet. In this book, the author shares his secrets on how to build your personal brand and make your entrepreneurial dreams come true. Follow his step-by-step guide and make use of modern business tactics to succeed. This is the ultimate driver's manual for anyone looking to cash in on their passion.
Ryan Hoover
@johnnyfontana Motivating stuff, isn't it? :) I love how he cuts to the point - no BS. #CrushIt      source
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Matt D'AvellaMark Bell
The Courage to be Happy by Ichiro Kishimi
The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell