5 Books that Inspire, Motivate, & Innovate
1. Friday Forward: Inspiration & Motivation to End Your Week Stronger Than It Started - by Robert Glazer
In 2015, Robert Glazer started writing short inspirational stories and emailing them to his team every Friday morning. He called it Friday Inspiration. He then told many of his CEO friends how successful these emails were in motivating his team, so many of them began forwarding the emails to their teams as well, which led to the shift in the name to "Friday Forward ."
In FRIDAY FORWARD, Glazer shares fifty-two of his favorite stories with real-life examples that will motivate you to grow and push you to be your best self. It's said that Glazer's collection is inspiring and thought-provoking and gives the motivation and mentorship you need to build a more fulfilling life and career.
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2. The 4-Hour Workweek (Expanded and Updated) - by Timothy Ferriss
Ferriss has updated and expanded The 4-Hour Workweek to demonstrate how we can apply well-known principles in our new economy. The original book was published in 2007 and became a #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller and has been read in over 35 countries. One of the highlights of this new edition is a section that details real-life success stories that Ferriss took from over 400 pages of proclamations submitted by readers who found success from applying the principles of 4-Hour Work Week. The additional updates and expansions further help readers adapt their goals to fit this new and uncertain economy. If living more and working less is the lifestyle you're seeking, this book is the blueprint for just that!
3. Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life - by Jim Kwik
If you believe that you're a slow learner, you can't read fast enough to keep up with everything you need to know, or that problem-solving is difficult- this is the perfect book for you! Did it ever occur that a “lack of belief” could be holding you back from accomplishing your goals? What if you could upgrade your brain so that you operate with complete focus and concentration? Would you want to learn how?
"No matter your age, background, or level of education, you can learn new ways to use your brain. If you've been searching for better ways of coping and growing, I'm here to help you fall in love with learning again." -- Jim Kwik
4. The Obstacle Is the Way - by Ryan Holiday
The Obstacle Is The Way is a modern take on the ancient philosophy of Stoicism, but it does not explicitly make it about the philosophy. It instead- “applies” this philosophy to the success stories of some of the greatest men and women who have ever lived and derives a framework from it. Some of these men and women faced unthinkable frights, from imprisonment to debilitating illnesses, in addition to day-to-day impediments that were no different from ours. They dealt with the same struggles, drama, resistance, stresses, and financial misfortunes. Constrained by those pressures, these individuals were transformed for the better.
"There is always a countermove, always an escape or a way through, so there is no reason to get worked up. No one said it would be easy, and of course, the stakes are high, but the path is there for those ready to take it." -- Ryan Holiday
5. The Hard Thing About Hard Things - by Ben Horowitz
As one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, Horowitz offers essential advice on building and running a startup and actionable life and leadership lessons that will challenge you to ask yourself, "What am I not doing?" This question will often unveil some of the hidden bits in your strategies and procedures. Being successful in life and business is all about how you prepare for the hard things in life. Horowitz suggests you set up teams and workspaces that ready your organization for the hard things.
Most business books concentrate on doing things accurately, while Horowitz acknowledges upfront that a perfect business doesn't exist, and however much planning you make, screw-ups will inevitably happen. He addresses all the significant screw-ups during his time leading billion-dollar corporations and how his team decided to turn things around or... screw things up further.
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