What is the 1 book you would suggest everyone reads in their lifetime?
I'm making it a personal goal to read for 30 minutes daily again, and am looking for some quality material. Anything related to science, technology, or woman's history are very interesting to me. college engineering science technology tech women-in-tech reading women-in-engineering books
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Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman
"Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.
Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.
The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility".
1. Who Moved my Cheese - Deals with change
2. Fish! - How to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude to the job every day
Lean In - Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
This book is a must-read for any female profession in the corporate world. Enjoy!
It's categorized as a self help book, but it's a lot more than that. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist, who speaks from a lot of real life experience of dealing with people, he also has a profound understanding of the nature of reality it its most true sense. This book provides valuable insight into how move forward in life and have meaning and motivation, despite all the hardship and tragedy that is the default of our existance.
Another great book (read for pleasure) is The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, a historical novel taking place in 12th century that you will be hooked on so quickly. It has suspense, action, and romance, but it also is a lot of history.
As a young person, you'll need to develop an inner dialogue that inspires your creative confidence. The War of Art refers to this as "Resistance".
Creativity and collaborative problem solving is a future skill.
Additionally, it's very hard to know the best way to seek success and how it should be defined for you.
Thankfully we can externally source wisdom and cheat the learning curve by taking time to invest in reflection.
This book will give you the energy and belief of a Tony Robbins event in the comfort of your home.
I wish you more than luck!
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If I do have to suggest one book, it will be Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". You may have heard that winning is a habit, not just luck (if you want to win again and again). The basic habits referred to in this book, if inculcated properly, will help you in all walks of life, including your career. Think of this book as a foundation to whatever you may do later. Remember, it is just my advice so take it what you paid for it! Good luck!!
This is a very moving memoir detailing Michelle's upbringing and her life with Barack Obama. While it was very interesting to read about her life, it also broken down various processes about campaigning that I didn't know before. One chapter brought me to tears, just saying, good read!
I would suggest that everybody should read "When Breath Becomes Air." It is a book about a thriving Stanford Neurosurgeon who get's diagnosed with cancer. It teaches you a lot about how best to deal with hardships and how to overcome adversity head on.
It's kind of a "fake it 'til you make it" story, but there are a lot of important lessons for people who transition into management and how they struggle to do the right thing because they become too autocratic. It works in a lot of other situations in life too.
For example - when asked by a team player, "what should I do next"? The idiot manager asks "what do you recommend" instead of taking over with their own ideas - which would stifle the individual. The idiot manager accidentally empowered the team player, who was expecting the boss to have the answer and take the problem away from them.
Sorry I don't remember details about the publisher and author.
Almost everyone I've encountered in my life is happy to support others and is ready to forgive or see the positives in their actions, but when it comes to their own actions or circumstances they can be harsh on themselves. Be kind to yourself.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
2. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The book gives you an understanding of how to live a life based with basic principles. Every new habit will will help you grow from the inside out. The teachings that are within the book allow you to apply to everyday life. The make sense in the real world and easy to incorporate in your life. The book breaks things down easily to understand.
Looking at all the answers above, I can say that the folks above are much well read and some of the books ranging from self-help to fantasy are definitely the best ones out there.
I would slightly digress from the answers above and suggest a book titled "Word Power Made Easy" by Norman Lewis. This book talks about English words, their origin, etymology, pronunciation and will definitely add many more words to your vocabulary. I found this book to be extremely useful and it helped me learn several new words which I use on a day-to -day basis.
So, if you ever want to have "your way with words", then I would recommend that you give this book a try.
A much easier and very relevant read in today's society is Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown. It's a shorter one (I finished it about 2 weeks) and very powerful. It touches on topics as it relates to understanding ourselves, how to be vulnerable in our society, and how to approach conversations with people who have different opinions on topics.
I hope this helps! I also recommend checking out anything by Malcolm Gladwell.
I would like to add one which has made a large impact on how I invest (not just money, be it time or anything else) : The Intelligent Investor. The book is written by Benjamin Graham who was Warren Buffett’s mentor. The idea of the book is to focus on long-term wealth building and not short-term gains.
The novel is about the importance of the rule of law, and the complexity of human beings
I don't have a book title for you, but I do have a suggestion that goes all the way back to when I first started reading.
Even if I was just reading for enjoyment, I always had a dictionary by my side so that if I encountered a word I didn't know I looked it up. This not only helped me to better understand what I was reading but also helped build my vocabulary. Now it is even easier with digital assistants. Just ask Alexa or Siri.
Here is a quick description from Amazon
A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.
I loved it because it let me someone else's perspective on the world. Everyone thinks differently, and I think it is important to learn how others think
Great question and tough to answer because there are some many genres of books and each containing a wealth of information.
One book that I recently read is ‘Women Who Don’t Wait in Line’ by Reshma Saujani. Reshma describes her journey from being a lawyer, to politician to the founder of Girls Who Code.
If you like Science Fiction, check out the ‘Old Man’s War’ series by John Scalzi. The intro hooked me in,
“John Perry did two things on his seventy-fifth birthday. First, he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army.”
Whatever you decide, enjoy the journey.
- "sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else."
- "all parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair."
- "the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed."
Enjoy reading :)
Most important, Sinek identifies that leaders identified in an org chat. A manager is not a leader simply because they have the role of manager. Why does that matter? You can be a leader!! Leading doesn't mean telling people what to do or having a title, leadership is about making your team better because you are a part of it.
Sir Isaac Newton once said, "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." The role of a leader is to be the shoulders that help those around you to see further.
I would suggest reading 'How to win friends and influence people' by Dale Carnegie.
If you're from a Computer Science background, do read Cormen's book on Algorithms, it's marvelous.
In Drop the Ball, Tiffany Dufu - moving up the career ladder Tiffany recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others including her husband so that she can free up the time she needed to flourish at work and develop better relationships at home.
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom - Don Miguel Ruiz & Janet Mills - a guide to freedom from self-limiting beliefs that may cause stress, personal and professional limitation in one's life
ALWAYS ENSURE WHATEVER YOU READ IT SHOULD BENEFITS TO YOU AND SOCITY IN RIGHT MANNER.
I would without hesitation, suggest you read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by Tolken. It is a wonderful, remarkable book, full of wonder and some very believable fantasy. It is a classic tale of an unassuming hero [itched against a powerful, unrelenting enemy of Man. Over the years I have re-read the three books three times over and never cease to be fascinated and inspired.
Pete Sturtevant, PE
It is a motivational business fable, pointing out ways to deal with change in your life at every level. It is a quick and simple read, I bet you will find it powerful and walk away very satisfied.
I'd recommend Pride and Prejudice as well as the Great Gatsby--both are classics that are often taught or required reading in high school. There are some books that influence and are referenced by other forms of media, and these are two of them.
Impulse.. Dr David Lewis
Excellent book if you are interested in Entrepreneurship and starting a business.
Lots of great examples of how people achieved success in their field, overcame adversity and never lost faith in their vision.
In any business there will be setbacks but if you maintain your focus and do not lose sight of your goal you can achieve amazing things!
I would recommend the Enchiridon by Epictetus, an ancient Stoic philosopher. This book is extremely helpful in shaping a personal philosophy that will enable you to grow in virtue (moral excellence). I would highly recommend the ancient classics, because by their very existence they prove that others have found their content to be helpful and worth preserving.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Zero to One <-- Its a Must if you have any entrepreneurial spirit but I do not care what profession you go into this book completely changed my understanding of the world and its an easy read.
One of my favourite is Atomic Habits and here is why -
I would recommend a couple
Great by Choice by Jim Collins (good career business skills)
Bold by Peter Diamandis (good view of the future businesses)
I read this within the first few months of working full time and a lot of the information in the book is super helpful in navigating your career as well as enhancing your personal life.
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
It was published in 1923 and has never been out of print!
I cannot recommend just one choice there are so much choices. Just make sure you read you will learn new things everyday that you read
Few of my favorite of all times is Outliers by Malcom Gladwell and Start with Why by Simon Sinek.
Quick and easy read.
Helps you understand why change and adaptability are so important in both your personal and professional life.
A great read for you would be:
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
You definitely will be able to leverage the information to a Successful career as it covers proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty and just the overall human factor.
Best of Luck!
Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor
Amazing book to understand how you can always take a positive look into any situation. Very relevant for how happiness is a never ending pursuit, and not a one time goal. This can assist to shape your outlook, not only in a workplace, but in everyday life.
For introverts, it's a great book to help understand yourself better and how to leverage your strengths. Also, you're not alone!
For extroverts, its a great book to help you relate better to introverts and understand each other. It makes things so much easier when both types of people understand the other!
The book's main theme is about finding one's destiny. "When you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true."
1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
If I can offer a second book it would be"The Things They Carried " by Tim O'Brien. It's a war story that contains a lot of humorous pop culture and historical references.
1 - Be proactive.
2 - Begin with the end in mind.
3 - First things first.
4 - Think win-win.
5 - Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
6 - Synergize!
7 - Sharpen the Saw; Growth.
For me, lord of the rings.
Andrew recommends the following next steps:
- power of now
- power of subconsciuos mind
- mein kamf
- art of war
the latest i read - Girl, stop apologizing.
I would say in the beginning just read. Find a topic that interests you and read up on it. The point is to keep reading as a regular part of life. There are so many books out there, but here are some of my favorites.
Atomic Habits - James Clear
Drive - Daniel Pink
The Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod
- How to win friends and influence people
- Talking to Strangers
- Thinking Fast and Slow
Although I would recommend The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma, which is simple yet powerful.