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Grit Summary
Grit by Angela Duckworth
4.6 at Amazon 2016
coaching • education • leadership • parenting • psychology • self discipline
Grit says being a top achiever is less about natural talent and more about your "grit," which means working consistently and staying interested in one direction for multiple years. Angela Duckworth shares research on how we can become grittier, and help others do so too.
Deep Work Summary
Deep Work by Cal Newport
4.6 at Amazon 2016
career • habits • productivity • self discipline • time management
Deep Work is about focusing deeply so you can thrive in your professional career. Cal Newport says reducing distractions and increasing our ability to concentrate will allow us to learn new skills faster and produce higher quality work.
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 Power of Now Summary
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
4.7 at Amazon 1997
buddhism • happiness • inspirational • law of attraction • meditation • mindfulness • new age • spirituality • trending
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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