1. Mindset by Carol Dweck
Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset.
2. Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
Surviving the holocaust Frankl discovered why some survived the atrocities of the concentration camps and why others did not.
3. Can’t Hurt me – David Goggins
David Goggins, a retired NAVY seal and ultra marathon champion takes a no BS explaining why suffering is part of the journey and why that’s a good thing.
4. Grit – The power of passion and perseverance – Angela Duckworth
Talent will only get you so far, but grit is developed and cultivated within one’s mind and soul. Angela makes the case of why this is such a key trait to develop.
5. Start with Why- Simon Sinek
A classic in business, Sinek explains that all great companies and accomplishments started with a deep and grounded why.
6. The Four Steps to Epiphany – Steve Blank
Starting a new business is all about customer discovery and testing out all your ideas. Blank gives you the framework that later became the lean startup methodology.
7. Slicing Pie – Mike Moyer
If you ever wanted to start a business without any money, this is the book you should read. Everything you wanted to know about equity, startups and cofounders.
8. Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder
Another classic that will help you think about how to structure your business model. We believe this is a mandatory read for all people in business!
Make sure to get a couple of the titles and add them to your reading list next time you go on holiday. We’ll guarantee it will be well worth your time!