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Play Bigger

The core concept of Play Bigger is that the companies that last, the ones that really stand the test of time, define their own category. They don’t just build something slightly better than the competition. They build their own category…

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

It’s been awhile since I’ve read anything related to health and fitness, but Taubes knocked it out of the park with Why We Get Fat. This is a truncated version of his other book, Good Calories, Bad Calories. At its…

Purple Cow

Purple Cow is another awesome and applicable book from Seth Godin. This time, Seth details the importance of building a business worth talking about, something unique from everything else in the market that satisfies a particular demand for a certain…

The Leadership Gap

In The Leadership Gap, author and leadership consultant Lolly Daskal breaks down several archetypes of leaders listing out famous examples of each and then comparing their strengths and weaknesses. The main purpose of the book is to answer this question:…

Forged in Crisis

Forged in Crisis tells the story of historical leaders from Ernest Shackleton to Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Douglass. Throughout it all, Koehn looks at their strengths and challenges in leadership positions pulling out tactics and lessons we can all apply.…

Option B

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant details how to face advertisity and overcome challenges in your life.
In Option B, Sheryl Sandberg (and co-author Adam Grant) describes the pain she went through with the loss of her spouse and the tactics, tools, and helpful tips that helped her begin to overcome the tragedy.

Bringing Up Bébé

Bringing Up Bébé centers on the differences between French and American parenting styles.
In Bringing Up Bébé, author Pamela Druckerman compares and contrasts the parenting styles of American and French parents. She offers tips on how to get babies to sleep through the night, eat vegetables, and how to conquer other tricky aspects of raising a newborn.

Tools of Titans

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss aggregates tools and tactics from the most successful individuals in the world.
In Tools of Titans, author Tim Ferriss aggregates tips, tricks, and keys to success from some of the most influential and successful individuals in the world.

The End of Average

Photo cover of The End of Average by Todd Rose
In The End of Average, author Todd Rose describes the downsides to relying on averages when it comes to humans. In fact, no one is "average."