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Radical Candor

How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean

By Kim Scott (2017)

Management

Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It is about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism, delivered to produce better results and help employees develop their skills and boundaries of success. Great bosses have a strong relationship with...

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The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

By Charles Duhigg (2014)

Psychology

In "The Power of Habit, "Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter""Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of...

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Five Dysfunctions of a team

A Leadership Fable

By Patrick M. Lencioni (2002)

Leadership

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best–selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn...

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High Output Management

By Andy Grove (1995)

Management

The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, High Output Management is equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove...

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Lean In

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

By Sheryl Sandberg (2015)

Biography

Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time...

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This Is Marketing

You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See

By Seth Godin (2018)

Marketing & Sales

A game-changing approach to marketing, sales, and advertising. Now, for the first time, Seth Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, timeless package. This is Marketing shows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech startup founder, a small business owner, or part of a large corporation. Great marketers don't use...

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Educated

The international bestselling memoir

By Tara Westover (2018)

Biography

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children...

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Delivering Happiness

A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

By Tony Hsieh (2011)

Business

Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit. Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department. Focus on company culture as the #1 priority. Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business. Help employees grow-both personally and professionally. Seek to change the world. Oh, and make money too...

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Eating Animals

By Jonathan Safran Foer (2009)

Nonfiction

Eating Animals is a riveting exposure; which presents the gut-wrenching truth about the price paid by the environment, the government, the Third World and the animals themselves in order to put meat on our tables more quickly and conveniently than ever before. Interweaving a variety of monologues and balancing humour and suspense with informed rationalism...

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Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

By David Allen (2015)

Management

The book Lifehack calls "The Bible of business and personal productivity." Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and...

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When breath becomes air

By Paul Kalanithi (2017)

Social Science

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life...

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