With social isolation the law of the land right now, you’ve got a great opportunity to catch up on some reading. Here’s a quick list of some non-fiction books you might enjoy:
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Interviews from 200+ world leaders form the basis for this groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
The New York Times best seller by the acclaimed, best-selling author of Start With Why and Together Is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek’s viral video “Millenials in the Workplace” (150+ million views).
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Robin DiAngelo’s best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Chris Voss, a former international hostage negotiator for the FBI, offers a new field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations – whether in the boardroom or at home.
Principles: Life and Work
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business – and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (Version 2.0, With a New Afterword)
In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration – and explains how to live in it.
25 Hours a Day: Going One More to Get What You Want
You have big dreams that fire you up, and yet a fear of failure is holding you back. You see the success others have achieved and doubt you could ever do what they’ve done. You tell yourself you lack the smarts, skills, or leadership capabilities to live out your dream, but the truth is, there’s a massive gap between what you think you can do and what you’re actually capable of doing. Nick Bare wants to help you close that gap.
How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs
Based on the highly acclaimed NPR podcast, How I Built This with Guy Raz, this book offers priceless insights and inspiration from the world’s top entrepreneurs on how to start, launch, and build a successful venture.
This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See
A game-changing approach to marketing, sales, and advertising. Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and best-selling books. Now, for the first time, Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, and timeless package. This Is Marketing shows you how to do work you’re proud of, whether you’re a tech start-up founder, a small-business owner, or part of a large corporation.
With any luck, this pandemic will crest and then subside soon, allowing us to return to some semblance of normalcy. Reading or listening to books will send you back to school and work smarter and better prepared for what comes next.