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A Higher Standard

Book cover of A Higher Standard by Ann Dunwoody

I picked up A Higher Standard by America’s first female four-star general, Ann Dunwoody, after she joined the board at Automattic. The book details her experience leading teams within the military and navigating a career that lasted nearly four decades,…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

I’ve heard about this book many times before, but I honestly picked it up because it was free to read on Kindle. I just stumbled upon it and figured why not? I’m glad I did. Although I felt like there…

Small Giants

I heard Small Giants mentioned several times on the Tim Ferriss podcast prior to picking it up. The title says it all: “Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big.” The author details 10 (or so) companies…

Factfulness

I picked up Factfulness after Bill Gates decided to give a copy to every graduate across the country. I thought if Bill was giving out that many copies, it must be worth a read. Factfulness provides a new mental model…

The Rational Optimist

In The Rational Optimist, author Matt Ridley challenges common pessimistic notions about the world including poverty and climate change. His thesis is that, by and large, the world is actually doing much better now than it ever has been. I…

The ONE Thing

I picked up Gary Keller’s The ONE Thing on a lark after finding it for free on the Prime reading list. I had come across the title a few times in the past but never found it intriguing enough to…