In her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so
If you had gathered the same people who created Linux, installed them in a giant conference room for a year, and asked them to devise a new operating system, it’s doubtful that anything so revolutionary would have occurred.
Peter Senge is the author of the book “The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.” The Fifth Discipline is focused on group problem solving using the systems thinking method to convert companies into learning organizations.
Does we really need seven or eight hours of sleep a night? The answer is that we do, even if we have convinced ourselves that we don’t.
The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe bad events will last a long time, will undermine everything they do, and are their own fault. The optimists, who are confronted with the same hard knocks of this world, think about misfortune in the opposite way. They tend to believe defeat is just a temporary setback, that its causes are confined to this one case.
Bezos, Musk, & Buffett See The World Differently, Because They See Time Differently (by Michael Simmons)
Long-term thinking supports the failure and iteration required for invention, and it frees us to pioneer in unexplored spaces. Seek instant gratification — or the elusive promise of it — and chances are you’ll find a crowd there ahead of you. — Jeff Bezos
In his seminal work, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Csíkszentmihályi outlines his theory that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow—a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation.
Pink sets out to “unearth the hidden science of timing” – to uncover it as a significant but unrecognized player in our lives.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates US, which draws on 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation
Chris Voss, a former international hostage negotiator for the FBI, offers a new and tested approach to high-stakes negotiations. But the principles of the book can be applied to every negotiations of our lives.
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything is about the point where natural talent meets personal passion. The author explores the conditions that lead us to live lives filled with passion, confidence, and personal achievement.
How to be an inspiring leader can be learned, it is not limited to “natural-born leaders”. If we learn to start with the WHY, and we are disciplined, we can all become inspiring leaders.
Simon Sinek’s Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t is the natural extension of Start with Why, expanding his ideas at the organizational level.
Grit is the combination of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth found grit to be a stronger predictor of high-achievement than intelligence, talent and other personality traits.
The title and the message of the book by Brené Brown Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, are inspired by a speech given by Teddy Roosevelt in 1910
The Gift of Imperfection is more than a self-help book, it is a motivational and inspiring guide to what she called “wholehearted” living.
TEDx Speaker Amy Blankson and President Russell M. Nelson’s Invitation of a 10-day Social Media Fast
TEDx Talk Speaker Amy Blankson at BYU
Top 25 Best Quotes from Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
The argument of this book is that a series of shared properties and patterns recur again and again in unusually fertile environments … The more we embrace these patterns — in our private work habits and hobbies, in our office environments, in the design of new software tools — the better we will be at tapping our extraordinary capacity for innovative thinking.
Why certain leaders or companies are successful, and others are not? Because “people don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.”
Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo