Range – by David Epstein

Range – by David Epstein ‘How Generalists Triumph In A Specialised World’ There are two paths to success. One is ‘specialisation’: committing to a field early, getting a head start on your peers, rigorous deliberate practice, refining a narrow focus on specific skills. This approach … Continue readingRange – by David Epstein

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – by Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a book that everyone needs to read. The habits aren’t specific to an industry or a point in time, these are pervasive habits that you should constantly be practicing and applying. When we first read this book … Continue readingThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – by Stephen Covey

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Big Magic – by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic – by Elizabeth Gilbert ‘Creative Living Beyond Fear’   In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert refers to magic, literally like in the Hogwarts sense.  She is referring to the supernatural, the mystical, inexplicable, the surreal, the divine, the transcendent, the otherworldly. Because the truth … Continue readingBig Magic – by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Principles – by Ray Dalio

Principles – by Ray Dalio Over the course of our lives we make millions of decisions, essentially bets, some large and some small. It pays to develop Principles and think about how we make them because they are ultimately determine the quality of our lives. … Continue readingPrinciples – by Ray Dalio

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Linchpin – by Seth Godin

Linchpin – Seth Godin Linchpin shows our world is filled with factories. Factories that make widgets, insurance, websites, movies, take care of sick people and answer the phone. You can become a great factory worker if you pay attention in school, follow instructions, show up … Continue readingLinchpin – by Seth Godin

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The Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg   Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Power-Habit-Charles-Duhigg/9780812981605/?a_aid=adamsbooks   What do you do automatically? When you woke up this morning, what did you do first? Did you hop in the shower, check your email, or grab … Continue readingThe Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg

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Mindset – by Carol Dweck

Mindset – by Dr Carol S Dweck ‘Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential’   This book is about one pervasive view we adopt for ourselves and our abilities: we either have a ‘fixed mindset’ or a ‘growth mindset’. Those with the fixed mindset … Continue readingMindset – by Carol Dweck

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Emotional Intelligence – by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence – by Daniel Goleman ‘Why it can matter more than IQ: The groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be smart’   Emotional Intelligence is a guide to making sense of the senselessness. Daniel Goleman worked as a psychologist first then as … Continue readingEmotional Intelligence – by Daniel Goleman

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The One Minute Manager – by Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson

The One Minute Manager Summary Grab a copy of The One Minute Manager here: https://www.bookdepository.com/New-One-Minute-Manager-Kenneth-Blanchard/9780008128043/?a_aid=adamsbooks  The Search The book breaks down effective management through the tale of the ‘One Minute Manager’ through 3 simple secrets. Secret 1 – One Minute Goals   One minute goal … Continue readingThe One Minute Manager – by Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson

Collapse – by Jared Diamond

Collapse – by Jared Diamond Perhaps we can still learn from the past, but only if we think carefully about its lessons. Collapse by Jarred Diamond presents a 5 point framework of possible contributing collapse to societies. Collapse Summary Lurking behind the mystery of ancient ruins is the … Continue readingCollapse – by Jared Diamond

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – by Scott Adams

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – by Scott Adams Scott Adams is the creator of the ‘Dilbert’ cartoon series. Before this world-wide phenomenon though, Adams is happy to admit the looong list of things he tried (and failed at) before eventually … Continue readingHow to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – by Scott Adams

Freakonomics – by Stephen Dubner & Steven Levitt

Freakonomics – by Stephen J Dubner & Steven Levitt   Freakonomics shows, economics ultimately boils down to the study of incentives. Incentives are all around us, whether natural or manufactured (like by a parent, teacher, boss, politician or economist). In this episode, we talk about … Continue readingFreakonomics – by Stephen Dubner & Steven Levitt

The Most Important Thing – by Howard Marks

The Most Important Thing – by Howard Marks The Most Important thing’s Howard Marks is the Founder of Oaktree Capital Management, who hold US$122 billion in assets under management. This book is a compilation of all his investment philosophies, which can be applied to help … Continue readingThe Most Important Thing – by Howard Marks

Digital Minimalism

Digital Minimalism – by Cal Newport There is a war going on for your attention and the way to get it back is to embrace Digital Minimalism. When Facebook started it was interesting, but didn’t seem like something which we would spend a large amount … Continue readingDigital Minimalism

The Definitive Book of Body Language – by Barbara Pease & Allan Pease

The Definitive Book of Body Language – by Barbara Pease & Allan Pease The Definitive Book of Body Language reveals that studies have shown that only 7% of our communication is verbal (what we say). 38% is vocal (how we say it) and the remaining … Continue readingThe Definitive Book of Body Language – by Barbara Pease & Allan Pease

The Intelligent Investor – by Benjamin Graham

The Intelligent Investor – by Benjamin Graham   The Intelligent Investor reveals that investors successful over a lifetime don’t require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights or inside information. What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions … Continue readingThe Intelligent Investor – by Benjamin Graham

Steal Like An Artist – by Austin Kleon

Steal Like An Artist – by Austin Kleon Steal Like An Artist shows us that everyone needs a little more creativity in their lives. This isn’t just for the stereotypical ‘artist’ who’s making oil paintings and sculptures, it’s for everyone that can enhance their work … Continue readingSteal Like An Artist – by Austin Kleon

The Happiness Equation – by Neil Pasricha

The Happiness Equation – by Neil Pasricha The Happiness Equation : ‘Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything’ It’s very easy to get stuck into constantly striving for more, growing our business, taking the next step in our career, beginning that next project… but … Continue readingThe Happiness Equation – by Neil Pasricha

Deep Work – by Cal Newport

Deep Work – by Cal Newport Deep Work is: “Professional activities performed in a state of distraction free concentration that push your cognitive capacities to the limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate” Our culture is constantly pushing toward … Continue readingDeep Work – by Cal Newport

Moonwalking with Einstein – by Joshua Foer

Moonwalking with Einstein – by Josh Foer Moonwalking With Einstein tells Joshua Foer’s journey from journalist to US Memory Champion in twelve months, and talks about different memory techniques and phenomena of the brain along the way. We’re using our memories less and less. We’ve … Continue readingMoonwalking with Einstein – by Joshua Foer

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – by Al Ries & Jack Trout

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – by Al Ries & Jack Trout Billions of dollars are wasted every year on ‘clever’ or ‘brilliant’ marketing campaigns that were doomed to fail from the start, because they violate one of the ‘immutable’ laws. Ries & Trout … Continue readingThe 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – by Al Ries & Jack Trout

Pre-Suasion – by Robert Cialdini

Pre-Suasion – by Robert Cialdini   After his 1984 masterpiece ‘Influence‘, Robert Cialdini brings us his second book: Pre-Suasion. Influence was all about the CONTENT of your message, whereas Pre-Suasion shows us that it’s also important to manage the CONTEXT. The secret doesn’t just lie … Continue readingPre-Suasion – by Robert Cialdini

The Hero with 1,000 Faces – by Joseph Campbell

The Hero With 1,000 Faces – by Joseph Campbell The hero’s journey is can be found in mythology, popular culture and religion. The nucleus involves taking on the call for adventure, slaying the dragon, and returning home with the pot of gold, and with the … Continue readingThe Hero with 1,000 Faces – by Joseph Campbell

Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy – by W Chan Kim and Renee Maurborgne The Problem: Current markets are flooded with competition. More and more companies are competing for smaller and smaller profit margins. This cut-throat battle leaves the water bloody. This is the Red Ocean. The Solution: … Continue readingBlue Ocean Strategy

Outliers – by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers – by Malcolm Gladwell Outliers looks beyond individual achievement. Gladwell is less concerned with what the people who achieve success are like, and more interested in where they come from, who their parents are, and what opportunities they are afforded. What seemingly arbitrary fact … Continue readingOutliers – by Malcolm Gladwell

How to Win Friends and Influence People – by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you” With over 30 MILLION copies sold worldwide, this is … Continue readingHow to Win Friends and Influence People – by Dale Carnegie

In Search of Excellence – by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman

In Search of Excellence – by Thomas Peters and Robert Waterman Jr In Search of Excellence is widely regarded as one of the very FIRST popular business and management books, the book that created the entire category and brought these ideas from the exclusive academic … Continue readingIn Search of Excellence – by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman

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Win Bigly – by Scott Adams

Win Bigly – by Scott Adams ‘Persuasion in a world where facts don’t matter’ This book is all about persuasion, and it’s phenomenal. Scott Adams uses the 2016 U Presidential campaign to dissect and tools and techniques of persuading others, both on an individual level … Continue readingWin Bigly – by Scott Adams

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