Book Summaries

Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman (Summary)

Utopia for realists shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are implementable. Every milestone of civilization was once considered a utopian fantasy, however, if we set our sights on new ideas such as a guaranteed basic income and fifteen-hour workweeks, we may just be able to achieve those ideals too.

The 5am Club by Robin Sharma (Summary)

The 5am Club looks at how we can structure our lives in such a way to maximize our potential. Based on concepts and methods taught to the likes of entrepreneurs, CEO’s and sports starts, Robin Sharma makes a clear point: If you want to be like the 5% you need to do what 95% of people are unwilling to do. In short, this book is around the power of waking-up earlier, however, if done right, you will not only have more time, but you’ll also have more of everything else too.

Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty (Summary)

Think like a Monk draws on Jay Shetty’s own experience as a monk in the Vedic tradition and shows us how we can release our potential and life a fulfilled life. If you’re looking to overcome negative thoughts; remove bad habits; reduce your level of stress and live a happier and more fulfilled life, this book is perfect for you!

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: Summary

Think and Grow Rich uses more than 20 years research into the lives and philosophies of over 500 of the most successful people in America and aims to provide a systematic process anyone looking to improve their life can follow. If you’re looking to be make positive changes going forwards then this book will definitely help!

Joy at Work by Marie Kondo: Summary

Joy at Work tells us that if we want to feel more fulfilled and satisfied at work then we need to tidy up. By using 3 simple questions, you can take control of both work and life and finally feel on-top of everything again!

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau: Summary

If you’re looking for a quick-start guide to starting a business then look no further. Whilst it can be tempting getting carried away thinking about starting the next Facebook or Google, Guillebeau takes a more modest approach when suggesting how to start a business. If you’re serious about starting something then this book is a perfect companion for doing that as all the examples and suggestions are things well within all of our abilities!

The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter: Summary

The Peter Principle is based upon this main idea: In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to their level of incompetence. If you’re looking to understand why some of us get further than others, then The Peter Principle might provide some answers…

Atomic Habits by James Clear: Summary

Atomic Habits looks at how we can improve our lives incrementally instead of relying on luck and overnight success. James Clear writes this book with a progressive outlook: We all have the ability to improve; our success depends on the effectiveness of the systems and habits we create. By reading the full version you will understand the importance of approaching change with a habit based approach and will be given the tools to get you started.

Think Again – How to Reason and Argue by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: Summary

Think Again looks at where we are currently going wrong with arguing and how we can get back on track. A big positive about this book is that it has been written with the best intentions at heart. If you’re looking for a quick fix to winning all debates, then look away, this book isn’t for you. However, if you’re looking to uphold the virtues of debating, give this book a read.

Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg: Summary

Tiny Habits tells us that we are currently view change wrong. Forget the ‘big picture thinking’ grandiose ideas and instead jump straight in and get your hands dirty focusing on the nitty gritty actions. BJ Fogg elegantly explains what influences our behavior by using an intuitive formula before systematically breaking it down and prescribing different methods and techniques you can deploy to create lasting change.

Perform Under Pressure by Dr Ceri Evans: Summary

Pressure is something which faces us all, however, something we all react differently to. If you want to better understand how our mind deals with pressure whilst having simple to use tools to deal with it then I would highly recommend reading this.

Think Smarter by Michael Kallet: Summary

Think Smarter provides a simple 3 step framework to follow to aid our critical thinking and decision making skills. If you are looking to improve how you make decisions then this is worth a read.

Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed: Summary

Rebel Ideas shows us how important diversity is when it comes to both our personal and professional lives. With the use of clear examples, Rebel Ideas will widen your perspective and outlook on the world.

Edge by Laura Huang: Summary

This article is inspired by Laura Huang’s “Edge” and details the 4 steps which could help you gain an advantage in business, life and everything else.

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