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Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony Summary
Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony by Akio Morita
4.4 at Amazon 1986
Japan • billionaire • biography • entrepreneur • leadership • management • technology
Made in Japan is the autobiography of Akio Morita, who co-founded Sony and grew it to become one of the largest electronics companies in the world. Akio shares his advice for management, leadership and innovation. He also explains many differences in the working culture between Japan and the West.
The 4-Hour Workweek Summary
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
4.5 at Amazon 2007
entrepreneur • motivational • productivity • startups • success • time management
The 4-Hour Workweek is about escaping the default 9-5 rat race and designing your ideal lifestyle. Tim Ferriss says we can improve our productivity by eliminating, automating and outsourcing the work we don't enjoy. He also shows how to build a passive income business to fully liberate our time.
Zero to One Summary
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
4.6 at Amazon 2014
billionaire • economics • entrepreneur • innovation • investing • product management • silicon valley • startups • technology • trending
Zero to One is a guide for business startup founders. Peter Thiel shares many unconventional ideas such as why entrepreneurs should avoid competition and instead build (legal) monopolies. He also offers fascinating predictions about the future of technology.
The Power of Now Summary
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
4.7 at Amazon 1997
buddhism • happiness • meditation • mindfulness • new age • spirituality
The Power of Now is about living in the present moment so you suffer less and have more inner peace. It's really about reconnecting to your physical senses rather than being lost in thinking. Eckhart Tolle says past and future are only mental simulations because your life always happens Now.
Digital Gold Summary
Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper
4.6 at Amazon 2015
blockchain • economics • psychedelics • silicon valley • technology
Digital Gold tells the story of the rise of Bitcoin, giving us a close look at the programmers and investors who contributed to the technology and movement. Nathaniel Popper also explores fascinating questions like: how can a money made up of digital bits have any value at all?
Sam Walton: Made In America Summary
Sam Walton: Made In America by Sam Walton
4.7 at Amazon 1992
billionaire • biography • entrepreneur • leadership • management
Sam Walton: Made in America shows how Walmart grew from one small store into the largest retail business in the world. Sam Walton is often seen as one of the greatest entrepreneurs ever. His journey was filled with risk, obstacles, adversity, failure... but also fun, discovery, passion and persistence.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Summary
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
4.6 at Amazon 2016
bestselling now • happiness • philosophy • relationships • stoicism
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** is like your smart but impolite friend explaining some great lessons from philosophy. Mark Manson shows how to live by your values so you can act with less hesitation, do what's most important to you, and stop worrying what people think.
12 Rules for Life Summary
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B Peterson
4.7 at Amazon 2018
bestselling now • neuroscience • philosophy • psychology
12 Rules for Life is about putting your life in order and taking responsibility for what happens. Jordan Peterson begins each chapter with a simple Rule like "Stand up straight" then he launches into thought provoking lessons from science, religion, history and psychology.
Atomic Habits Summary
Atomic Habits by James Clear
4.8 at Amazon 2018
bestselling now • free • habits • productivity • self discipline • trending
Atomic Habits is a guide to building good habits and breaking bad ones. James Clear says all our habits follow a 4-Step Habit Loop which includes: cue, craving, response and reward. He explains practical techniques to "hack" each step so we can achieve lasting personal change.

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