As I read books, I catalog the interesting and impactful pieces. I’ve shared PDFs of my notes so you can grab a few takeaways. The notes are not a full summary, just what I personally found interesting. I will update this list as I read even more.
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If you’re interested in fast-tracking your career, what you need is a sponsor – a senior-level champion who believes in your potential and is willing to advocate for that next raise or promotion. Buy it.
Get Together – Bailey Richardson, Kevin Huynh, Kai Elmer Sotto
A great guide to cultivating a community—people who come together over what they care about. Don’t fixate on what you can do for people (or what they can do for you). Instead, focus on what you can do with them.
Great At Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More – Morten T. Hansen
Learn the secrets of how top performers do less, work better and achieve more. Buy it.
Late bloomers enjoy hidden strengths due to taking the time to discover their way in life—including curiosity, insight, compassion, resilience, and wisdom. Buy it.
Mastery – Robert Greene We can all become masters. The book examines the lives of great historical figures—such as Charles Darwin, Mozart, and Henry Ford—and contemporary leaders—such as Paul Graham and Freddie Roach—and distills the traits and universal ingredients that made them masters. Buy it.
The habits and behaviors and drive us to eat, and how to change them. Buy it.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential – Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area. Buy it.
Learn how to change your behaviors. Take shortcuts to make better decisions. “Of the ten million bits of information our brains process each second, only fifty bits are devoted to conscious thought.” Buy it.
Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility – Patty McCord
A challenge of old traditional corporate HR structures. Learn a better way of creating and recruiting better teams. Buy it.
Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade – Robert Cialdini
Learn more about effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn’t lie in the message itself, but in the key moment before that message is delivered. Buy it.
Tips and techniques for weight loss, recipes, cooking at home and more with a plant-based diet. Buy it.
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work – Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal
Upgrade your life and learn about what altered states provide. Buy it.
Super Human: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever – Dave Asprey.
A self-proclaimed human guinea pig, Asprey arms readers with practical advice to maximize their lives at every age with his signature mix of science-geek wonder, candor, and enthusiasm. Getting older no longer has to mean decline. Buy it.
Tax-Free Wealth: How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes – Tom Wheelwright
Our tax laws were massively overhauled in 2017. Make sure you know how it effects you and how to lessen your tax burden. Buy it.
Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power – Michael C. Mankins, Eric Garton
Our best people are focused on the wrong things — utilize our true scare resources! Buy it.