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My first introduction to this book was picking it up off the bedroom shelf in my rental house in Spain. I don't know how this had missed my radar but I had no idea what I was about to dive into. I got sucked in immediately. I knew Ray Dalio from my time in Silicon Valley but I didn't know his full history and secrets to success. I was hooked by the first chapter. I ended up carrying this encyclopedia-sized book around with me everywhere for the next two weeks and reading in it on the beach, at the breakfast table and after late nights out. Yes, I'm that guy. I have since referred to this book many times and have found it helpful when advising on corporate culture, radical candor, reinvention after failure and growth strategy.

By Ray Dalio

Principles

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I used the OKR goal setting system for 15 years at Amazon and Google and carry on this practice now that I've founded my own company. John Doerr is the Board member who originally brought this system to both companies with exceptional results. I recommend this to any organization wanting to align goals across sectors of the company, create additional efficiencies and results and get the most out of the talent they have hired. This is a must read for CEOs of any industry or scale of growth.

By John Doerr

Measure What Matters

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of Adam Grant. Not only is he the nicest person you will ever meet, anything he has written is guaranteed to be worth your time and dollar. He is a behavioral psychologist who studies the future of work and is both insightful and unique in the way he brings these principles to life. This book is a particular favorite of mine because I have spent my career at the side of some of the world's most original thinkers and continue to be fascinated by how they think. I have learned a lot through their mentorship and this book is your opportunity to experience the same and bring out this revolutionary thinking from inside yourself.

By Adam Grant

Originals

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I appreciate Arianna's unique voice in calling for balance in our lives and an end to Silicon Valley's worship of work for work's sake. In this book she shares her personal journey from absolute exhaustion to finding increased productivity and success through rest. This is an important lesson for any entrepreneur who is playing the long game.

By ARianna Huffington

Thrive

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This book gets right to the heart of your fear of vulnerability and what might be holding you back both professionally and personally. I first read this on a long international flight and couldn't put it down. I alternated between scribbling furious notes to myself of breakthrough insights to having to put it down due to overwhelming emotions bubbling up from the raw truths she was sharing and forced me to confront. I have come back to this book again and again when I've needed a push to be bold in the face of authentic vulnerability.

By Brené Brown

Daring Greatly

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This is the newest addition to my bookshelf. I haven't yet finished it but it has suddenly hit my radar from all possible sources as a must-read. A book report will follow!

By James Clear

Atomic Habits