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Simon Sinek is an American author and motivational speaker. He is the author of five books, including Start With Why and The Infinite Game.
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Finite and Infinite Games
by James P. Carse (Jan 05, 2013)
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There are at least two kinds of games, states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, wh...
Everybody Matters
The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
by Bob Chapman (Oct 06, 2015)
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Much studied CEO Bob Chapman and bestselling author Raj Sisodia take on one of the greatest misconceptions of modern businessthat leadership starts with getting the right people on the bus (and the wrong people off). Real leader enable the people already on the bus to achieve extraordinary things.  Too many companies focus only on producing the bes...
Simon Sinek
Oct 08, 2015
Bob Chapman's new book just came out! He is a remarkable example of how a company SHOULD run: putting people first     source
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain (Jan 29, 2013)
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At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.In Quiet, Susan...
Simon Sinek
Sep 02, 2015
Leaders needn’t be the loudest. Leadership is not about theater. It’s not about dominance. It is about putting the lives of others before any other priority. In Quiet, Cain affirms to a good many of us who are introverts by nature that we needn’t try to be extroverts if we want to lead. Simply being ourselves is more important — and more effective.     source
Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
by Adam Grant (Mar 25, 2014)
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For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces...
Simon Sinek
Mar 26, 2014
Gotta say, I'm pretty flattered every time asks me if I've read @AdamMGrant book Give and Take. Good guy. Good book.     source
Bend, Not Break
A Life in Two Worlds
by Ping Fu (Nov 26, 2013)
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Born on the eve of Chinas Cultural Revolution, Ping Fu was separated from her family at the age of eight. She grew up fighting hunger and humiliation and shielding her younger sister from the teenagers in Maos Red Guard. At twenty-five, she found her way to the United States; her only resources were $80 and a few phrases of English. Yet Ping persev...
Simon Sinek
Jan 02, 2013
If you know someone who thinks they're a victim of their circumstances, inspire them with this book @pfugeomagic     source
It's Your Business
183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business
by JJ Ramberg (Oct 16, 2012)
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IT'S YOUR BUSINESS was an immediate Wall Street Journal bestseller and garnered tremendous media attention from entrepreneurs and small business owners.With advice from Ramberg and such notable entrepreneurs as Blake Mycoskie and Guy Kawasaki, this right-to-the-point book covers topics from human resources to finance, public relations to sales, and...
Simon Sinek
Oct 19, 2012
If you know an entrepreneur, give them a copy of @jjramberg new book to help them on their journey     source
Turn the Ship Around!
A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
by L. David Marquet (May 16, 2013)
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"Leadership should mean giving control rather than taking control and creating leaders rather than forging followers." David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. As newly appointed captain of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine, he was responsible for more than a hundred sailors, deep in the sea. In this high-s...
Simon Sinek
Jul 17, 2012
Very excited! David Marquet's book just came out! I'm a huge fan of his & learn A LOT from him. @totheleadernyou     source
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Ghost Wars
The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
by Steve Coll (Dec 28, 2004)
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The news-breaking book that has sent shockwaves through the Bush White House, Ghost Wars is the most accurate and revealing account yet of the CIA's secret involvement in al-Qaeda's evolution. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005.Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll has spent years reporting from the Middle East, accessed previously classified governme...
Simon Sinek
Mar 21, 2012
@varf27 Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl is a life changing book. I really liked Ghost Wars about rise of Bin Laden. Fascinating.     source
Unbinding the Heart
A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love
by Agapi Stassinopoulos (May 01, 2013)
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Unbinding the Heart invites us on an inspiring journey of inner exploration to reconnect with our true selves.Born in Greece, a country that celebrates life, Agapi Stassinopoulos learned the essential truths of happiness through the examples of wisdom, caring, playfulness, and generosity she saw all around her, starting with her own mother. She cam...
Simon Sinek
Feb 29, 2012
My friend @agapisays has a new book that passes on some wonderful lessons.     source
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl (Jun 01, 2006)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Simon Sinek
Jul 14, 2011
@nielsvantilborg Single most important book you can read: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl     source
Making Ideas Happen
Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
by Scott Belsky (Mar 27, 2012)
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Categories: BusinessNonfiction
"Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part." -Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment According to productivity expert Scott Belsky, no one is born with the ability to drive creative projects to completion. Execution is a skill that must be developed by building your organizational habits and harnessing the support ...
Simon Sinek
Mar 09, 2011
@think5577 Read "Making Ideas Happen", @ScottBelsky, for sure.     source
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Heroes for My Son
by Brad Meltzer (May 11, 2010)
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When Brad Meltzer's first son was born eight years ago, the bestselling writer and new father started compiling a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son: Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Jim Henson, Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali . . . and so many more, each one an ordinary person who was able to achieve the extraordinar...
Simon Sinek
May 12, 2010
Heroes For My Son, the inspiring new book from @BradMeltzer I can't pick it up without getting goose bumps     source
The Year China Discovered America
by Gavin Menzies (Jun 03, 2008)
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Categories: HistoryNonfiction
On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to "proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas." When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moori...
Simon Sinek
This is another book that trains us to keep an open mind. It offers a theory of how the Chinese discovered America 70 years before Columbus. The practice of being open to new ways of seeing things makes a leader open to the ideas of others — an essential characteristic of great leadership.     source
Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond Ph.D. (Jul 17, 2005)
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Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasi...
Simon Sinek
I’m a fan of books that challenge our assumptions, and Diamond offers us a new and remarkably simple way of looking at our world. Learning to challenge existing assumptions is core to effective leadership for it trains us to keep an open mind.     source