It’s about that time of the year where we review our 2021 resolutions and set new ones for 2022. Did you manage to keep up with your to-read list?
It’s wonderful if you have been and we have more books for you to consider. Well, technically not us but from the CEOs like that of PayPal’s. Here are some of their favorite reads we think you would love to get your hands on.
Recommended by: Alexi Robichaux, CEO and Co-founder of BetterUp
The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca provide significant advice to many via his fluency, clarity, and ageless brilliance. This book offers valuable insights into the significance of reason, morality, and the beauty of humanity.
Recommended by: Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal
Something Deeply Hidden demonstrates how confronting quantum physics’ fundamental problem completely alters our understanding of space and time. Carroll, risking his good name with this bold but sensible book, claims that all we have to do is acknowledge that there is more than one of us in the cosmos. Yes, we know it sounds absurd.
This means that multiple copies of you are created every second. According to the Many Worlds Theory of quantum behavior, whenever a quantum event occurs, a world splits off with all of it remaining the same, except that the quantum event did not occur in that other world. Carroll takes on the key arguments to this strange revelation one by one, in his distinctive clarity, until his claim is unmistakably proved.
Recommended by: Tim Murphy, CEO of Branch Basics
Speed & Scale offers an unparalleled global strategy supported by a powerful instrument called Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before it becomes too late. OKRs have escalated concepts into outcomes that have transformed the world, and they are used by Google and hundreds of entrepreneurs worldwide. Doerr specifies the quantifiable OKRs we need to cut emissions and reach net zero by 2050 using an engineer’s accuracy.
This book serves as a springboard for individuals who are prepared to act right now, and it is aimed at leaders from all walks of life. We can still achieve net-zero if we have a clear initiative, the most up-to-date data, and growing climate activism support. But, as Doerr points out, there is no time to squander any longer.
Recommended by: Lindsay Kaplan, Co-founder of Chief
Individuals nowadays are overworked, stressed, and often behind schedule. CEOs who aim for financial results frequently struggle to understand the strategic investments required for long-term success. Can we ever escape from the loop and live the exciting, fulfilling lives that we all desire?
Dorie Clark, a Duke University professor, pushes us to do the little things over time to attain our goals. She urges us to be willing to stick with them even when they seem futile, difficult, or uninteresting. In her book The Long Game, Clark offers her experiences, as well as distinct theories and concepts, to explain how you may delve into the same 24 hours that everyone has – but utilize them in more effective ways to break free from the frenzied day-to-day regimen and revolutionize your present and future.
Recommended by: DeNora Getachew, CEO of DoSomething.org
Women are starting families at the same time they are reaching middle management in the workplace. As their duties at work and home grow, they don’t have the extra time or energy to focus on the things that will help them succeed.
Dufu describes how she came to rethink standards, reduce her to-do pile, and genuinely enlist the help of others in this book, allowing her to prosper at work and establish richer, stronger bonds at home. She encourages other women to embrace flaws and to lower their self-expectations to concentrate on what they sincerely value, dedicate the energy required to accomplish their true goals, and establish the satisfying lifestyle they all seek.
#6: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz
Recommended by: Joe Spector, CEO of Dutch & Co-founder of Hims & Hers
This book brings you behind the scenes of high-stakes conversations and into the mind of an ex-FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, showing the techniques that enabled him and his teammates to save lives. Voss outlines counterintuitive methods and strategies that you can adopt to be much more convincing in both your career and private life in this handy book.
Purchasing a car, negotiating a wage, saving for a house, and conversing with your spouse are all examples of talks you should be geared for in life. Let this read take your sensitivity and emotional intelligence to an elevated dimension, giving you competitiveness in every conversation to come.