Here’s some books of my personal collection that will profoundly impact the way you live, both personally and professionally:
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8. THE ONE THING
“Extraordinary results happen only when you give the best you have to become the best you can be at your most important work.”
This is probably the book that I have gifted the most.
Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.
“I want to live happily in a world I don’t understand.”
6. THE CODE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MIND
This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms.
“If you can’t win, change the rules. If you can’t change the rules, ignore them.”
5. DESIGNING YOUR LIFE
In this book, they show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are.
“You can imagine a career and a life that don’t exist; you can build that future you, and as a result your life will change.”
In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called grit.
“Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.”
3. EGO IS THE ENEMY
This book will make you reflect on your life and probe into your personality. It certainly has made me think about my actions – past and on going.
“Be lesser, do more. Imagine if for every person you met, you thought of some way to help them, something you could do for them? And you looked at it in a way that entirely benefited them and not you.”
2. BLUE OCEAN SHIFT
With battle-tested lessons learned from successes and failures in the field, this book is critical reading for leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs alike. You’ll learn what works, what doesn’t, and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way.
“Create. Don’t Compete.”
1. THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
This books offers deeply insightful—and occasionally profane—advice by cutting through the crap and offering the honest, raw truth. Manson’s program for self-improvement insists that by not being positive all the time, we can accept our limitations, embrace our fears, and live a grounded, truthful, and happy life.
“The more you pursue feeling better all the time, the less satisfied you become, as pursuing something only reinforces the fact that you lack it in the first place.”