The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Get out of the trap of defining a successful day by tasks achieved. Looking back on our lives, it’s the meaningful moments that stand out. Those exhilarating times that transcend the norm, that left us in awe, and made us feel alive. Let’s elevate our livesContinue reading “The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath”

Personality Isn’t Permanent, by Benjamin Hardy PhD

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” (George Bernard Shaw) We have been led to believe that we are the way we are, and that this is immutable. That we must spend time uncovering our true selves – like hunting for nuggets ofContinue reading “Personality Isn’t Permanent, by Benjamin Hardy PhD”

The Leverage Equation by Todd Tresidder

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: “When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: “Whose?” (Don Marquis) The Leverage Equation is the book of working smarter not harder. Like using a lever to generate a larger force through a small amount of effort, learn how toContinue reading “The Leverage Equation by Todd Tresidder”

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, by Annie Duke

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: There’s no doubt that information helps us to make better decisions. However, life like poker, involves engaging in a world of uncertainty and unpredictability. How then do the best poker players succeed to achieve great heights? The answer : they become the ultimate truthseekers. They adoptContinue reading “Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, by Annie Duke”

Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to create real change in the world?  As individuals, we are not as in control as we may think. We live reacting to rules and cultures, whether consciously or not, subject to the forces of inherited systems we find ourselves in, birthed into paradigms notContinue reading “Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows”

Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher & William Ury

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to negotiate effectively? Winning all of the pie (win-lose) or equally sharing the pie (compromise) has its price. Damaged relations and sacrificial lambs are the cost of a win. Principled negotiation seeks to get us to a “True Yes” by fundamentally understanding that it’s ourContinue reading “Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher & William Ury”

Sack Your Boss by Christian Rodwell

Buy the book here! Free copy here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesContinue reading “Sack Your Boss by Christian Rodwell”

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Glamour is overrated – there’s success in the mundane. Success is so simple it’s tragically overlooked. This is the book of mastering the drill of the mundane, the small, the insignificant, the “easy-to-do easy-not-to-do”; in order to gain the Slight Edge – and ultimately become successful.Continue reading “The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson”

Upstream: How to solve problems before they happen, by Dan Heath

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Heroism is revered worldwide, a phenomenon deeply rooted in mythology through to the present day. The need for a “Save The Day” hero, however, is a sign of something gone wrong, a sign of failure not success. It’s high time to evolve our approach – toContinue reading “Upstream: How to solve problems before they happen, by Dan Heath”

Uncopyable by Steve Miller

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: In a competitive market, how do you stand out? Reverse your thinking! Stop focusing on the tangible and copyable end deliverable – your product or service. Instead use Uncopyable – the ‘Orange Marketing Guide’ to ‘hunt your moose’ and elevate the intangible elements of your businessContinue reading “Uncopyable by Steve Miller”