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.
Think Like a Rocket Scientist looks at the different mental models tried and tested by top the top minds in science and explains how we can use them in our everyday lives to make better decisions.
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 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!
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 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 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 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.
We have infinite wants, but finite resources. This is especially true regarding how many hours in the day we have to complete tasks. I’ll try to explain how micro-performances can help us take that next step-up and achieve more with the time we’re given.
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.