Levitt & Dubner’s Think Like a Freak in 30 nuggets

Think Like a Freak cover

Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

The authors of Freakonomics bring us another brilliant book. Think Like a Freak is about learning to think more rationally, creatively, and productively. It offers a new way to solve problems big or small, personal or global. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s book is funny and interesting, and will teach you to see the world in a new way.

Continue Reading…

Learn the business secrets of Trappist monks

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity by August Turak

There’s a lot to be learned from the simple, selfless lives of Trappist monks, as August Turak discovered. His book is a journey to becoming a better person, a better employee, a better leader. It’s about becoming successful by focusing on everything but success, and transforming your life (and the lives of those around you) along the way.

Continue Reading…

Rich Dad Poor Dad: financial education 101

Rich Dad Poor Dad cover

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

In the bestselling personal finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki challenges the way people around the world think about money and investing. Think you need a high income to become rich? Think having a house is an asset? Do you know the difference between good and bad debt?

Continue Reading…

Arianna Huffington: why sleep is non-negotiable

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington

“Can’t wait for the weekend.” How many times do you repeat this like a mantra during the long week? Catching up on sleep is a global sport. Hence the sleep crisis that engulfed our lives so completely that we don’t really remember ever feeling fully rested.

Arianna Huffington, editor of the Huffington Post and author of The Sleep Revolution, learned the hard way what happens when you become so tired that your body just calls it quits and shuts down.

Continue Reading…

Freakonomics: what you didn’t know about how the world works

Freakonomics cover

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Is a gun more dangerous than a swimming pool? How much of an impact do parents really have on a child’s life? Did the legalization of abortion lead to a sharp decrease in crime?

These aren’t typical questions about economics, but then Steven Levitt isn’t your typical economist. Together with award-winning writer and journalist Stephen Dubner, Levitt wrote Freakonomics as a way to explore the hidden side of everything from gangs and real-estate agents to cheating and the Ku Klux Klan.

Continue Reading…

Living Forward: how to plan (and achieve) your dreams

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy

“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don’t necessarily want to do, to get a result you really like to have.” –Andy Andrews

How much do you live your life to its full potential? It’s a question we should all ask ourselves. If we aren’t embracing its full potential, can we change that?

Yes we can, say Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. The compass that leads us in the right direction is a built-in app. Their book, Living Forward, shows us how to read it.

Continue Reading…

Thaler & Sunstein’s Nudge: how to make better decisions

Nudge cover

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

We make decisions all the time, big and small. What to have for breakfast, what to wear, whether to buy a new TV or car, whether to change careers or commit to someone for life. Unfortunately, as Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein argue in Nudge, we often choose poorly.

Continue Reading…

Zig Ziglar: how to become a great salesperson

Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar

I think every salesperson and maybe even every entrepreneur has read at least one book written by Zig Ziglar. We can easily call him a guru in his field. Even in his final years, he continued to travel the world and teach the art of selling to, always integrating his Christian side into his speeches. Secrets of Closing the Sale is not the kind of book that you just read and put back on the shelf. It’s the kind of book that you can learn something from every day.

Continue Reading…

In The Plex: go behind the scenes of Google with Steven Levy

In the Plex cover

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy

Steven Levy is one of the most respected technology writers today, and In The Plex gives you the inside scoop on one of the most admired tech companies. With full cooperation from top Google management, including founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, it’s a fascinating journey into the heart of the company that has forever transformed the way we use the Internet.

Continue Reading…

Tim Castleman’s secret ingredients for writing bestsellers

8 Hour Bestseller: How to Write Your Bestselling Book in Record Time by Tim Castleman

Ever wanted to write a non-fiction bestseller? Start sharpening your imagination: your book’s idea is waiting on your brain’s porch! Just waiting for you to find the key and open the door. In 8 Hour Bestseller, Tim Castleman explains how to do just that.

Continue Reading…