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.

A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston: Summary

A Rulebook for Arguments will enlighten you on the importance of arguing and how to argue properly. Packed with different methods, this book will explain the different type of arguments and where and when to use them.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey: Summary

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People provides an insightful and applicable set of 7 rules to live by to help let you take control of your destiny and achieve your goals and ambitions.

Trillion Dollar Coach: Summary – Lessons from Silicon Valley’s Most Respected Mentor

Eric Schmidt, Alan Eagle and Jonathan Rosenberg distill the lessons they and other prominent business leaders have learnt from Bill Campbell – notably one of Silicon Valley’s most experienced mentors.