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Reading List

Here are a few of the resources I use to stay up to date on the latest research, reflections and applications regarding human potential, flourishing, productivity, problem-solving, well-being, and how you can live your life at your optimum level.  This list is longer than the average reading list, as I read substantially more than the average person! 

I normally aim for a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week on reading and research, as the lessons learned, applied and distilled enable me to help you and yours become the best you can be and for us to take practical, measurable steps towards the life of your dreams in the simplest, easiest way possible.

If a title or idea grabs your attention, I encourage you to investigate it, especially if it is in a category that you are less familiar with. 

Categories : 

Books : Abundant Living & Success Management

  • Business In General

  • Careers 

  • Coaching, Business & Executive

  • Coaching, Professional & Personal

  • Creativity & Resourcefulness

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business

  • Family & Parenting

  • Gender Perspectives

  • Leadership

  • Life Events & Life Stages
  • Management

  • Meaning & Purpose

  • Mindset

  • Peak Performance

  • Personal Power & Confidence

  • Practical Philosophy & Tools for Life

  • Productivity

  • Psychology

  • Relationships

  • Social Perspectives

  • Strategy, Business & Personal

  • Wellbeing & Resilience

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Abundant Living​ & Success Management

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey

  2. Before Happiness: Five Actionable Strategies to Create a Positive Path to Success – Shawn Achor

  3. The Go-Giver – Bob Burg, John David Mann

  4. The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work – Shawn Achor

  5. The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything  –  Neil Pasricha

  6. How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom – Jonathan Fields

  7. It Ain’t What You Give It’s The Way That You Give It: Making Charitable Donations That Get Results – Caroline Fiennes

  8. The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams - Lessons in Living – Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

  9. Mastery – Robert Greene

  10. The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically – Peter Singer

  11. There Are No Overachievers: Seizing Your Windows of Opportunity to Do More than You Thought Possible – Brian Biro

  12. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers – Tim Ferriss

  13. What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful – Marshall Goldsmith

Business In General

  1. Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  2. A Beautiful Constraint: How To Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It's Everyone's Business – Adam Morgan

  3. Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win – Sam Conniff Allende

  4. Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen – Steve Sims

  5. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose – Tony Hsieh

  6. The Effective Executive – Peter Drucker

  7. The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty – Matthew Dixon, Nicholas Toman, Rick DeLisi

  8. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results – Gary Keller

  9. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success – William N. Thorndike

  10. Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators – Patrick M. Lencioni

  11. The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume – Josh Kaufman

  12. Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track--And Keeping It – Les McKeown 

  13. Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat – Michael Masterson

  14. Reinventing Organizations: An Illustrated Invitation to Join the Conversation on Next-Stage Organizations – Frederic Laloux, Etienne Appert 

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  1. 80,000 Hours: Find a Fulfilling Career That Does Good – Benjamin J. Todd

  2. The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviours That Transform Ordinary People into World Class Leaders, Based on a Comprehensive Study of 2700 Leaders – Elena Botelho, Kim Powell, Tahl Raz

  3. Crack the C-Suite Code: How Successful Leaders Make It to the Top – Cassandra Frangos

  4. Designing Your Life: Build the Perfect Career, Step by Step – Bill Burnett, Dave Evans

  5. How to Find Fulfilling Work – Roman Krznaric

  6. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to Drive Your Career and Create A Remarkable Future – Seth Godin

  7. Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career – 99U, Jocelyn K. Glei

  8. The Multi-Hyphen Method: Work Less, Create More, and Design a Career that Works for You – Emma Gannon

  9. Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One – Jenny Blake

  10. Principles: Life and Work – Ray Dalio

  11. Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean – Kim Scott

  12. The Shibumi Strategy – Matthew E. May

  13. The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers – Alex Banayan

Coaching, Business & Executive

  1. Becoming a Coaching Leader: The Proven Strategy for Building a Team of Champions – Daniel S. Harkavy

  2. Coaching for Performance: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership – Sir John Whitmore

  3. Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders – Marshall Goldsmith
  4. Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used – Peter Block

  5. The Little Book of Coaching: Motivating People to be Winners – Ken Blanchard, Don Shula

  6. The Lombardi Rules: 26 Lessons from Vince Lombardi - the World's Greatest Coach – Vince Lombardi

  7. Psychological Dimensions To Executive Coaching – Peter Bluckert

  8. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable – Tim S. Grover

  9. The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership – Bill Walsh, Joe Montana

  10. Systemic Coaching and Constellations: The Principles Practices and Application for Individuals, Teams and Groups – John Whittington

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Coaching, Professional & Personal

  1. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life – Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander 

  2. Authentic Success: Essential Lessons and Practices from the World's Leading Coaching Programme on Success Intelligence – Robert Holden

  3. The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way Your Lead Forever – Bungay Stanier Michael

  4. Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In – Brett Bartholome

  5. Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind – Nancy Kline
  6. Will it Make the Boat Go Faster?: Olympic-Winning Strategies for Everyday Success – Harriet Beveridge, Ben Hunt-Davis

  7. Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court – John Wooden

  8. Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan For Achieving Your Most Important Goals – Hyatt Michael

Creativity & Resourcefulness

  1. The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice – Todd Henry 

  2. The Art of Creative Thinking: 89 Ways to See Things Differently – Rod Judkins

  3. The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm – Tom Kelley

  4. Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World – Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

  5. The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself – Daniel J. Boorstin

  6. It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: The World's Bestselling Book – Paul Arden

  7. Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity – Edward de Bono

  8. A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas – Warren Berger

  9. The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking
    Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used
    by Peter BlockOlivia Fox Cabane,  Judah Pollack

  10. Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life – Francesca Gino

  11. Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative – Danielle Krysa

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Entrepreneurship & Small Business

  1. 24 Assets: Create a Digital, Scalable, Valuable and Fun Business that will Thrive in a Fast Changing World – Daniel Priestley

  2. Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur – Derek Sivers

  3. Business as Unusual: My Entrepreneurial Journey - Profits with Principles – Anita Roddick

  4. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping Our Future – Ashlee Vance

  5. Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success – Adam Grant

  6. How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It – Mark Cuban

  7. The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries

  8. Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman – Yvon Chouinard

  9. Never Split The Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended On It – Chris Voss, Tahl Raz

  10. Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You – Daniel Priestley

  11. Raving Fans!: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service – Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles

  12. Rework: Change the Way You Work Forever – David Heinemeier Hansson

  13. Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 Into a Billion Dollar Business – Barbara Corcoran

  14. Start Something That Matters – Blake Mycoskie

Family & Parenting

  1. Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy – The School of Life

  2. The Complete Secrets of Happy Children: A Guide for Parents – Steve Biddulph, Shaaron Biddulph

  3. Families and How to Survive Them – John Cleese, Robin Skynner

  4. The Good Guys: 50 Heroes Who Changed The World with Kindness – Rob Kemp, Paul Blow

  5. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

  6. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 – Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

  7. The Harry Potter Series – J. K. Rowling

  8. How to be a Parent Champion and Add Magic to Your Family – Alan Wilson, Sir John Whitmore

  9. Parenting With Dignity: Getting Beyond Crisis Management - a Five-Point Plan for Raising Responsible, Independent Kids – Mac Bledsoe

  10. Self Compassion – Kristin Neff

Gender Perspectives

  1. Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences – Cordelia Fine

  1. A History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection – Jenni Murray

  2. A History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection – Jenni Murray

  3. How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back – Sally Helgesen, Marshall Goldsmith

  4. Life Honestly: Strong Opinions from Smart Women – The Pool (Various Authors)

  5. Little Black Book – Otegha Uwagba

  6. The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships and Live Their Fullest Lives – Lewis Howes

  7. On Becoming Fearless: A Road Map for Women – Arianna Huffington

  8. The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job - What Every Woman Needs to Know – Mishal Husain

  9. Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible – Yomi Adegoke

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  1. The Art of Captaincy: What Sport Teaches Us About Leadership – Mike Brearley

  2. Coherence: The Secret Science of Brilliant Leadership – Dr ALan Watkins

  3. Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney – Lee Cockerell

  4. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. – Brené Brown

  5. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win – Jocko Willink

  6. The Great Game of Business: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company – Jack Stack, Bo Burlingham

  7. The Joy of Leadership: How Positive Psychology Can Maximise Your Impact (And Make You Happier) in a Challenging World - Tal Ben-Shahar

  8. The Leader's Guide to Coaching & Mentoring: How to Use Soft Skills to Get Hard Results – Fiona Dent, Mike Brent

  9. Leadership That Gets Results – Daniel Goleman

  10. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smart – Liz Wiseman

  11. The New Leaders: Transforming the Art of Leadership into the Science of Results – Daniel Goleman

  12. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek

  13. Stepping Up: How to Accelerate Your Leadership Potential – Sarah Wood, Niamh O'Keefe

  14. Turn The Ship Around!: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules – Captain David Marquet

  15. Winning From Within: A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change – Erica Ariel Fox

  16. Your Oxygen Mask First: 17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & Thrive in Leadership & Life – Kevin N. Lawrence

Life Events & Life Stages

  1. Ambition: How We Manage Success and Failure Throughout Our Lives – Gilbert Brim

  2. Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande

  3. Creating the Good Will: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Both the Financial and Emotional Sides of Passing on Your Legacy – Elizabeth Arnold

  4. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy – Sheryl Sandberg

  5. Solve For Happy: Engineer Your Path To Joy –  Mo Gawdat

  6. When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

  7. With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom In An Age of Denial – Kathryn Mannix

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  1. Alive At Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do – Daniel M. Cable

  2. The Barcelona Way: Unlocking the DNA of a Winning Culture –  Damian Hughes

  3. The Best Team Wins: The New Science of High Performance – Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton

  4. Build It: The Rebel Playbook for World Class Employee Engagement - Glenn Elliott

  5. Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High – Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron Mcmillan, Al Switzler

  6. An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization – Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey

  7. Fish!: A remarkable way to boost morale and improve results – Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen

  8. Forget Strategy. Get Results.: Radical Management Attitudes That Will Deliver Outstanding Success – Michael Tobin

  9. Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers – Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo

  10. Getting To Yes: Negotiating an Agreement Without Giving In – Roger Fisher

  11. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement – Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox

  12. Joy Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love – Richard Sheridan

  13. Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team – Jurgen Appelo

Meaning & Purpose

  1. Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness –  Tal Ben-Shahar

  2. The Consolations of Philosophy – Alain De Botton

  3. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress – Steven Pinker

  4. The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves – Stephen Grosz

  5. Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility – James P. Carse

  6. Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived – Corey L. M. Keyes, Jonathan Haidt

  7. The Good Life Handbook: Epictetus' Stoic Classic Enchiridion – Epictetus, Chuck Chakrapani

  8. The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future – Theodore Zeldin

  9. Man's Search for Meaning: The Classic Tribute to Hope from The Holocaust – Viktor E. Frankl

  10. Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul – Shawn Askinosie, Lawren Askinosie 

  11. The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact – Chip Heath

  12. The Precious Present – Spencer Johnson

  13. The Road to Character – David Brooks

  14. The Warrior, The Strategist and You: How to Find Your Purpose and Realise Your Potential – Floyd Woodrow MBE

  15. Why We Work – Barry Schwartz



  1. The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive – Jim Afrernow

  2. The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness – Professor Steve Peters

  3. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansung

  4. The Fitness Mindset: Eat for Energy, Train for Tension, Manage Your Mindset, Reap the Results – Brian Keane

  5. Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine – Derren Brown

  6. How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life – Dr. Bob Rotella, Bob Cullen

  7. The Mindset of Success: Accelerate Your Career from Good Manager to Great Leader – Jo Owen

  8. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol Dweck

  9. Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning – Dan John

  10. The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves – The Arbinger Institute

  11. Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) – Chade--Meng Tan

  12. Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level – Mark Divine

Peak Performance

  1. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance – Josh Waitziki

  2. Black Box Thinking: Marginal Gains and the Secrets of High Performance – Matthew Syed

  3. Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance – Alex Hutchinson

  4. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  5. The Golden Rules: 10 Steps to World-Class Excellence in Your Life and Work – Bob Bowman

  6. The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance –  Friederike Fabritius, Hans W Hagemann

  7. Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout and Thrive with the New Science of Success – Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness

  8. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is The Key To High Performance and Personal Renewal – Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz

  9. The Pressure Principle: Handle Stress, Harness Energy, and Perfom When it Counts – Dr Dave Aldred MBE

  10. Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else – Geoff Colvin

  11. The Talent Lab: How To Turn Potential Into World-Beating Success – Owen Slot, Simon Timson, Chelsea Warr

  12. Tipping The Balance: The Mental Skills Handbook For Athletes – Dr Martin Turner, Dr Jamie Barker

Personal Power & Confidence

  1. The Art of Asking: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Let People Help – Amanda Palmer

  2. Awaken The Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Life – Tony Robbins

  3. Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits - to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life – Gretchen Rubin

  4. The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change your Life and Achieve Real Happiness – Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga

  5. Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time – Susan Scott

  6. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are – Brené Brown

  7. The Obstacle Is The Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage – Ryan Holiday

  8. The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance and Happiness – James Altucher, Claudia Azula Altucher

  9. Success on Your Own Terms: 6 Promises to Fire Up Your Passion, Ignite Your Career, and Create an Amazing Life – James B. Rosseau Sr. 

  10. Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts - Becoming the Person You Want to Be – Marshall Goldsmith

  11. The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering A Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Alcohol-Free Life – Catherine Gray

  12. What You Aren't Seeing: How Using Your Hidden Potential Can Help You Discover the Leader Within, The Inspiring Story of Herb Greenberg – Patrick Sweeney

Practical Philosophy & Tools for Life

  1. The Art of The Good Life: Clear Thinking for Business and a Better Life – Rolf Dobelli

  2. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living – His Holiness The Dalai Lama 

  3. Become What You Are – Alan Watts

  4. Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter – Peter Singer

  5. The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science – Jonathan Haidt
  6. How To Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer – Sarah Bakewell

  7. Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium – Seneca, Robin Campbell

  8. Meditations: A New Translation – Marcus Aurelius, Gregory Hays

  9. The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything – Professor Michael Puett, Christine Gross-Loh

  10. Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault – Pierre Hadot, Arnold Davidson


  1. 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs – Kevin Kruse
  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
  3. Bored and Brilliant: How Time Spent Doing Nothing Changes Everything – Manoush Zomorodi
  4. Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work – Mason Currey
  5. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity – David Allen

  6. How to Be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do – Graham Allcott

  7. How To Have A Good Day: The Essential Toolkit for a Productive Day at Work and Beyond – Caroline Webb

  8. Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day – Jake Knapp

  9. The Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8AM – Hal Elrod

  10. Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results – Christina R. Wodtke

  11. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time – Jeff Sutherland

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  1. The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking – Oliver Burkeman

  2. The Book of Human Emotions: An Encyclopedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust – Tiffany Watt Smith

  3. The Choice: A True Story of Hope – Edith Eger

  4. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life – Susan David

  5. Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride – David DeSteno

  6. The How of Happiness: A Practical Guide to Getting the Life You Want – Sonya Lyubomirsky

  7. How To Support a Champion: The Art of Applying Science to the Elite Athlete – Steve Ingham 

  8. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking – Susan Cain

  9. Radical Acceptance: Awakening the Love that Heals Fear and Shame – Tara Brach

  10. Stumbling on Happiness – Daniel Gilbert

  11. Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

  12. Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious At Our Own Peril – Margaret Heffernan


  1. Everything I Know About Love – Dolly Alderton

  2. How to Be a Grown Up – Daisy Buchanan

  3. How To Love – Thich Nhat Hanh

  4. I Need Your Love - Is That True? : How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead – Byron Katie

  5. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Life and Love from Someone Who's Been There – Cheryl Strayed

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Social Perspectives

  1. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari

  2. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism – Ha-Joon Chang

  3. An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth – Mahatma Gandhi, Sunil Khinani, Mahadev Desa

  4. Bloody Brilliant Women: The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention – Cathy Newman

  5. Development as Freedom – Amartya Sen

  6. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think – Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

  7. Freedom In Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama of Tibet – His Holiness The Dalai Lama of Tibet

  8. Rules For Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals – Saul D. Alinsky

  9. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King – Martin Luther King Jr.

Strategy, Business & Personal

  1. The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking – Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird

  2. The Art of Peace: The Teachings of the Founder of Aikido – Morihei Ueshiba, John Stevens 

  3. The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life – Avinash K. Dixit, Barry J. Nalebuff

  4. The Art of War – Sun Tzu

  5. Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Unconstested Market Space and Make The Competition Irrelevant – W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne

  6. Creating Great Choices: A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking – Jennifer Riel, Roger L. Martin

  7. The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups – Daniel Coyle

  8. Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life – Avinash K. Fixit, Barry J. Nalebuff

  9. Gladiators, Pirates and Games of trusts: How Game Theory, Strategy and Probability Rule Our Lives – Haim Shapira

  10. Good Strategy / Bad Strategy: The Difference, and Why It Matters – Richard Rumelt

  11. Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works – A. G. Lafley 

  12. Red Teaming: Transform Your Business by Thinking Like the Enemy – Bryce G. Hoffman

  13. Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World – General Stanley McChrystal

  14. Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts – Annie Duke

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Wellbeing & Resilience

  1. The Body Keeps The Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma – Bessel Van Der Kolk

  2. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science – Norman Doidge

  3. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World – His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams

  4. Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope with Stress, Pain and Illness Using Mindfulness Meditation – Jon Kabat-Zinn

  5. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy – William Irvine

  6. How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain – Lisa Feldman Barrett

  7. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It – Kamal Ravikant

  8. Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think – Dennis Greenberger, Christine A. Padesky
  9. Resilient: 12 Tools for Transforming Everyday Experiences into Lasting Happiness – Rick Hanson 

  10. Self-Care for the Real World: Practical Self-Care Advice for Everyday Life – Nadia Narain, Katia Narain Philips

  11. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Mark Manson

  12. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life – Arianna Huffington

Online Hubs - Writing, Podcasts and Video

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  1. 99U - YouTube channel, how creative leaders master their crafts and shape their industries

  2. Actionable Books - practical concepts from popular business books

  3. Aeon - a world of ideas

  4. Apparent Stoic - we apply Stoic philosophy to become wiser, better, happier people

  5. Ask Ariely - blog digest from the Wall Street Journal

  6. Barking up the Wrong Tree - how to be awesome at life

  7. Behavioral Science - thought-provoking reports from the front lines of behavioral science

  8. Better Humans - trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement

  9. Big Think - smarter faster

  10. Blinkist - big ideas in small packages

  11. The Book of Life - developing emotional intelligence

  12. Brain Pickings - an inventory of the meaningful life

  13. Curiosity - makes you smarter

  14. Edx - online courses from the world’s best universities

  15. Five Books - the best books on everything

  16. Google - search the world’s information

  17. Harvard Business Review - ideas and advice for leaders

  18. The Hidden Brain - podcast, science and storytelling reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships

  19. How to be a Stoic - an evolving guide to practical Stoicism for the 21st century

  20. Less Wrong - a community blog devoted to the art of human rationality

  21. Mark Manson - author, thinker, life enthusiast

  22. Narratively - human stories, boldly told

  23. Nautilus - science connected

  24. The New Inquiry - the exploration of ideas 

  25. On Being - podcast, award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning

  26. Open Culture - the best free cultural and educational media on the web

  27. Overcoming Bias - moving your beliefs closer to reality

  28. Philosopher’s Notes - 500+ of the top optimal living books 

  29. RSA - 21st century enlightment from the Royal Society for Arts

  30. Self - live better

  31. TED -  videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, creativity

  32. Thinking Allowed - BBC Radio 4 podcast, new research on how society works 

  33. Tonic - real wellness advice for imperfect humans

  34. Wait But Why - a popular long-form, stick-figure-illustrated blog about almost everything

  35. Well Mind - The New York Times Magazine on the science of mental wellbeing

  36. Zen Pencils - cartoon quotes from inspirational folks 

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