Drive By Daniel H. Pink

Drive breaks down the psychology behind motivation. There aren’t many straight-forward tips on how to build motivation, it mostly dissects how humans relate to it. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “One cannot lead a life that is truly excellent without feeling that one belongs to something greater and more … Continue reading Drive By Daniel H. Pink

The Art Of Being Indispensable At Work By Bruce Tulgan

Some useful tips on how to operate and carry yourself in business. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Stop focusing on what other people can do for you and focus instead on what you can do for other people. Make yourself super valuable to others. The more value you add, … Continue reading The Art Of Being Indispensable At Work By Bruce Tulgan

Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson, M.D

Be open and ready to change, because you may be forced into it. That is the main idea of this basic 92 page book. The cheese is a metaphor for what we want to have in life, whether it is a job, a relationship, money, freedom or health. RATING: 2.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | … Continue reading Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson, M.D

How Minds Change By David McRaney

How Minds Change is a scientific exploration into belief, opinions and persuasion. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Riches are irrelevant. Just find happiness with someone, and you’ve got it made. All the materialistic things are just loaned to you. Happiness like that isn’t loaned. It’s yours. • There is … Continue reading How Minds Change By David McRaney

On Consolation By Michael Ignatieff

Primarily stories about historical figures and how they handled dark times. RATING: 2.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Not everything happens for a reason; we claim that it does for a reason: to console ourselves. • Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that … Continue reading On Consolation By Michael Ignatieff

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory By David Graeber

The main point of Bullshit Jobs is that we have created a society where some people work just for the sake of working. The book itself rambles from idea to idea like a textbook with way too many testimonials. Borderline painful to read. What would you like to see more of from this book blog? … Continue reading Bullshit Jobs: A Theory By David Graeber

How To Talk To Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, By Larry King

No groundbreaking communication tools in this book. If you like Larry King, it’s a decent read. RATING: 3.1/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Two ingredients to be a good conversationalist: a sincere interest in the other person and an openness to them about yourself. • Talk to people about themselves and … Continue reading How To Talk To Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, By Larry King

How To Win Friends and Influence People By Dale Carnegie

Even though it was published in 1936, the main principles of this book hold true today. On top of that, many newer self help books seem to stem from this book. How to win friends and influence people is a straight forward, universe approach on how to carry yourself in business and life. RATING: 4.3/5 … Continue reading How To Win Friends and Influence People By Dale Carnegie

Breathe: A Life in Flow By Rickson Gracie

Breathe chronicles the journey of Rickson Gracie and the Gracie family who pioneered what is today known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Our fears don't stop death, they stop life. • If size mattered, the elephant would be king of the jungle. • In life, … Continue reading Breathe: A Life in Flow By Rickson Gracie

Perception By Dennis Proffitt

Perception: How our bodies shape our mind is a fantastic psychology book about the relation between our psychical body and our perception of reality. It can be summarized by this example; A hill will seem steeper to someone who is out of shape, compared to a fit individual. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY … Continue reading Perception By Dennis Proffitt

Running Is A Kind Of Dreaming By J.M Thompson

For a book with running in the title, it’s barely about running. Instead, it’s a weirdly arranged memoir that flip flops between an ultra marathon, the authors time in a psychiatric hospital and strange, borderline delusional life stories. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Sometimes I think the point of all my … Continue reading Running Is A Kind Of Dreaming By J.M Thompson

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