The Lost Art Of Good Conversation By Sakyong Mipham

Told from a mostly spiritual standpoint, The Lost Art of Conversation demonstrates how mindful communication can impact areas of your life while elevating others around you. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • The Latin root conversatio means “living with; to keep company with, or having dealings with others.” Thus we could regard … Continue reading The Lost Art Of Good Conversation By Sakyong Mipham

The Book Of Ichigo Ichie By Hector Garcia

A short and simple read; Ichigo ichie is the Japanese art of making the most of every moment. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON Related: IKAGI By Hector Garcia KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Ichigo Ichie = What we are experiencing right now will never happen again. And therefore, we must value each moment like a beautiful … Continue reading The Book Of Ichigo Ichie By Hector Garcia

Contagious By Jonah Berger

Certain stories are more contagious, and certain rumors are more infectious. Some products get a good deal of word of mouth, while others go unmentioned. What causes certain products, ideas, and behaviors to be talked about more? This book provides cutting-edge science about how word of mouth and social transmission work. And how you can … Continue reading Contagious By Jonah Berger

Four Thousand Weeks By Oliver Burkeman

Four Thousand Weeks is yet another book about making the best use of time. But it is written in the belief that time management as we know it has failed miserably, and that we need to stop pretending otherwise. The rest of the book is an exploration of a saner way of relating to time … Continue reading Four Thousand Weeks By Oliver Burkeman

Doesn’t Hurt To Ask By Trey Gowdy

Former congressman and prosecutor, Trey Gowdy, teaches the art of persuasion and effective communication. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • In persuasion there is no clock; there is an acquired sense of when there is an opening and an even more acquired sense of when to step into that opening. • “Chance … Continue reading Doesn’t Hurt To Ask By Trey Gowdy

The Book Of Mac By Donna-Claire Chesman

Mac Miller is my favorite musician of all time. Unfortunately, the book is disappointing, mostly because the author primarily talks about her experience, instead about his music and life. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “You gotta pretend that no one listens. You gotta pretend that you’re just making music for yourself, … Continue reading The Book Of Mac By Donna-Claire Chesman

Sentence By Daniel Genis

If you’re curious how prison is, this is an honest representation from an articulate inmate on his 10 year sentence through the correctional system. In that time, books were his anchor, entertainment and guide. Highly recommend. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • One can purchase so much in a prison yard. Packs … Continue reading Sentence By Daniel Genis

Think Again By Adam Grant

Think Again is about the mental flexibility to rethink and question people and opinions you don’t agree with. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Intelligence is traditionally viewed as the ability to think and learn. Yet in a turbulent world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability … Continue reading Think Again By Adam Grant

Switch By Chip Heath

Switch is a dated, broader version of Atomic Habits By James Clear, presenting essentially the same main point—change begins with small incremental steps. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Failing is often the best way to learn, and because of that, early failure is a kind of necessary investment. • Even in … Continue reading Switch By Chip Heath

Improvise! By Max Dickins

Improvisational techniques that are applicable offstage in the business world and everyday interactions. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Improvisation is all about the creation of something out of everything. • You become adventurous by taking the leap. We are never ready for change. We become ready through the process of changing. … Continue reading Improvise! By Max Dickins

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance By Robert Pirsig

Conversations, stories & touch of philosophy from a father and son motorcycle trip. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • To travel is better than to arrive. • The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there. • You look … Continue reading Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance By Robert Pirsig

Things No One Else Can Teach Us By Humble The Poet

A monotonous self-help book with negligible personal stories that don’t entirely relate to the main ideas. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” -African Proverb • With everything you do, think about how it shapes who you … Continue reading Things No One Else Can Teach Us By Humble The Poet