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Art of Learning
Author(s): Josh Waitzkin
Rating: 1 / 5

The Art Of Learning is Josh Waitzkin’s autobiography dealing with his rise to the top of the chess and martial arts world. It gives an insight into the mindset and training of a world champion.

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6 min
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Bad Blood
Author(s): John Carreyrou
Rating: 4 / 5

The book is about the inner workings at Theranos, a startup making medical devices to enable the testing of blood using just a pinprick.

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2 min
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Building a Storybrand
Author(s): Donald Miller
Rating: 5 / 5

How can we use key elements that make a compelling story to create effective marketing messages? This book gives us actionable steps to stop bombarding our prospective customers with noise.

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13 min
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Death by Meeting
Author(s): Patrick M. Lencioni
Rating: 5 / 5

Meetings are critical for making decisions. But we dread meetings because most of them are bad. In "Death by Meeting", Patrick Lencioni shows us how we can change the bad meeting culture and make our meetings both interesting and effective.

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7 min
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Elon Musk
Author(s): Ashlee Vance
Rating: 2 / 5

This book gives a great insight into Elon Musk as a person as well as into his companies. It reveals the work ethic, the drive and the ruthlessness that exists within Elon that helps him achieve his goals.

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4 min
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Extreme Ownership
Author(s): Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Rating: 4 / 5

Extreme Ownership mandates that a leader set aside ego, accept responsibility for failures and consistently works to build a better and more effective team

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16 min
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Author(s): Helaine Ole and Harold Pollack
Rating: 2 / 5

This is a well written albeit basic book based on the premise that all the financial advice you need to know can fit on an index card.

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4 min
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Motive
Author(s): Patrick M. Lencioni
Rating: 4 / 5

What is your motive to take a leadership position? Is it because it’s the next step on the organisational ladder or is it to get the opportunity to serve? This book challenges us to look at our motivations for leading.

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5 min
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One Page Financial Plan
Author(s): Carl Richards
Rating: 4 / 5

A one-page financial plan represents only 3-4 things that are most important to us along with some action items to achieve our goals.In his book The One Page Financial Plan, Carl Richards shares the steps to make a good one-page financial plan that is customised for us.

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10 min
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Profit First
Author(s): Mike Michalowicz
Rating: 5 / 5

This book is a step by step guide to implement the profit first technique - a strategy to divide your income into different buckets and taking a profit before paying your expenses to run an efficient and profitable business

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5 min
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Take the Stairs
Author(s): Rory Vaden
Rating: 2 / 5

Take the Stairs drives home the reality that self-discipline is necessary to achieve success and that there is no easy path to success. As the author says, it's about taking the stairs instead of the escalator.

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9 min
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To Pixar and Beyond
Author(s): Lawrence Levy
Rating: 5 / 5

This is a very well written book and gives an extremely good insight into Pixar's struggle to become a blockbuster factory.

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1 min