“Zero to One” – Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook. In the Spring of 2012, he gave a lecture course at Stanford for software engineers, calling on them to think boldly and broadly about how they might use their skills to shape the future, and imparting the lessons he has gleaned ...

“The Power of Broke” – Daymond John

Literature Summary Daymond John is a perfect example of how hard work and dedication pays off. Learn about the power of broke of someone who started selling his home-sewn shirts on the streets of Queens and had to promote his brand on a $40 dollar budget. Daymond argues that the reason he was able to ...

“48 Laws of Power” – Robert Greene

Literature Summary Book description from bol.com Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, The 48 Laws of Power is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of ...

“Thinking Fast and Slow” – Daniel Kahneman

Literature Summary In Daniel Kahneman's international bestseller, Thinking Fast and Slow, he takes on a journey of the mind and explains two different systems that drive our decisions. System 1 is fast, intuitive and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberate, and more logical. More specifically, he argues the impact of overconfidence has influence on ...

“The Five Levels of Leadership” – John C Maxwell

Literature summary True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. In his book "The Five Levels of Leadership", leadership guru John Maxwell presents readers with the five stages of leadership and explains ...

“Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers” – Timothy Ferris

Literature summary The latest book from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek. From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons ...

“Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business” – Barbara Corcoran

Literature summary The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business. Failing at several jobs, Barbara Corcoran decided to borrow $1000 from her boyfriend, quite her job as a waitress and started a real estate office in New York. Using the lessons, she learned from her ...

“The Art of War” – Sun Tzu

Literature summary The original and well-known leadership ship, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu shares ideas on survival and success which has been read and applied throughout the world. Presently the rules stated in this literary masterpiece can still be used in business, politics and life. The Art of War shows how to win ...

“Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike” – Phil Knight

Literature summary In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In ...

“Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Literature summary New York Times bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk shares hard hitting advice on how to connect with customers and beat the competition in a world where social media has taken over. When corporations plan their social strategies, their focus lies entirely on knocking out the competition, i.e. their next campaign ...

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