BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Best Non Fiction Books To Help In Your Career And Life

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The right book has the power to spark inspiration, motivation, and a new perspective; many readers often talk about how a book has changed their life and how they take a lot of advice on board through non-fiction books, specifically those aimed to discuss topics on life and career. If reading is your thing, then this will be perfect for you, but if you are not a reader, then try at least one title and see how much you can gain out of it – trying something new is learning something new, so take this chance now!

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

“A new book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life.”

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

“We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies‚ neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.”

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

“After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but ground-breaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavour can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset — those who believe that abilities are fixed — are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset — those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.”

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

“A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.”

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

“No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviours that lead to remarkable results.”

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

“We swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers—but also family, friends, and in-laws—they all have “suggestions” for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development—but we dread it and often dismiss it.”

Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott

“From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. While this advice may work for everyday life, it is, as Kim Scott has seen, a disaster when adopted by managers.”

Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

“Whether we’re 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ In Designing Your Life, Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans use their expertise to help you work out what you want – and how to get it.”

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

“Nobody ever looked at an empty calendar and said, “The best way to spend this time is by cramming it full of meetings!” or got to work in the morning and thought, Today I’ll spend hours on Facebook! Yet that’s exactly what we do. Why? In a world where information refreshes endlessly and the workday feels like a race to react to other people’s priorities faster, frazzled and distracted has become our default position. But what if the exhaustion of constant busyness wasn’t mandatory? What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention? That’s what this book is about.”

The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World by Dorie Clark

“Your personal goals need a long-term strategy. It’s no secret that we’re pushed to the limit. Today’s professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. So, we keep our heads down, focused on the next thing, and the next, without a moment to breathe. How can we break out of this endless cycle and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek?”

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