11 books on the list
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The Untethered Soul
The Journey Beyond Yourself
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.
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
Also recommended byOprah WinfreyScooter BraunNaval RavikantTina Roth EisenbergClaire Díaz-OrtizJay AlvarrezJames AltucherSadia Badiei
The Great CEO Within
The Tactical Guide to Company Building
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.
Highly recommended read, especially for CEOs by @mattmochary and @maccaw – source
Also recommended byAlexis OhanianNichole Elizabeth DeMeréEvelyn Rusli
How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
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.
Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, just published his next book, Indistractible 👏🏼 (I’m grabbing the audiobook) – source
Also recommended byAlexis OhanianJonathan HaidtScott MontyBerci MeskóNicholas C. Zakas
How and Why to Make Design Decisions for the Good of Those Using Your Product
"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.
This looks like a great book for product designers. Bookmarking for myself. – source
Taking the Work Out of Networking
Your Guide to Making and Keeping Great Connections
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.
ATTN INTROVERTS: This new book by @kvox (ex-Google and Twitter) might speak to you: h/t @sacca – source
Also recommended byChris AndersonChip Conley
The Courage to Be Disliked
The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
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.
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
Also recommended byMarc AndreessenDerek SiversAnkur WarikooHiten ShahStewart ButterfieldTobi LutkeEmma BostianTim Soret
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.
I've learned a lot about product design from @nireyal 👉🏼 – source
Also recommended byJoe MartinMarc Goodman
The Four Steps to the Epiphany
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.
Just finished reading The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Too much (good) info but thankfully there's a summary in the Appendix. – source
Also recommended byGuy KawasakiRon Conway
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.
@johnnyfontana Motivating stuff, isn't it? :) I love how he cuts to the point - no BS. #CrushIt – source
Also recommended byMatt D'AvellaMark Bell
The Courage to be Happy
True Contentment Is In Your Power
Discover the key to happiness and fulfillment in The Courage to be Happy. Through a Socratic dialogue between a philosopher and a young man, learn about the theories of Alfred Adler - a forgotten giant of 19th century psychology. This profound insight challenges us to change our thinking and embrace the 'psychology of courage', a transformative mental shift towards a happier life. With over a million copies sold in Japan, this is a truly life-changing work that is universally applicable.
Touches on very controversial ideas around parenthood and friendship. It will challenge some of your beliefs with its counter-intuitive Adlerian ideas. – source