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    10 Percent Happier - Dan Harris - 3 ⭐️

    [ happiness, psychology, meditation ]

    A news anchor's narrated (reluctant) journey towards mindfulness and meditation

    Alchemy - Rory Sutherland - 3 ⭐️

    [ psychology ]

    The dark art and curious science of creating magic in brands, business, and life

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield - 5 ⭐️

    [ biographical, science ]

    Insights to teach you how to think like an astronaut and change the way you view life on Earth

    Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb - 3 ⭐️

    [ economics ]

    Things that gain from disorder

    Anything You Want - Derek Sivers - 4 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    Manifesto on lessons learned while becoming an entrepreneur

    Atomic Habits - James Clear - 5 ⭐️

    [ productivity ]

    Easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones

    Biased - Jennifer L. Eberhardt - 4 ⭐️

    [ psychology, culture ]

    Uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do

    Built to Sell - John Warrillow - 4 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    Creating a business that can thrive without you

    City of Thieves - David Benioff - 5 ⭐️

    [ historical fiction ]

    [ Fiction ]Dark comedy set during the time of the holocaust from a Russian perspective

    Dark Matter - Blake Crouch - 5 ⭐️

    [ sci-fi ]

    [ Fiction ]A love story wrapped in a multi-verse sci-fi thriller

    Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer - 4 ⭐️

    [ science, food, environment ]

    A personal account of investigating the modern agricultural and fishing industry

    Eating On The Wild Side - Jo Robinson - 3 ⭐️

    [ food, science ]

    How to choose the most nutritious variaties of fruits and vegetables

    Ego Is The Enemy - Ryan Holiday - 4 ⭐️

    [ philosophy ]

    How to master one's own ego

    Enlightenment Now - Steven Pinker - 3 ⭐️

    [ science, technology, reference ]

    The case for reason, science, humanism, and progress

    Essentialism - Greg McKeown - 4 ⭐️

    [ productivity ]

    The disciplined pursuit of less

    Grit - Angela Duckworth - 4 ⭐️

    [ psychology, resilience ]

    Why passion and resilience are the secrets to success

    Hacking Growth - Sean Ellis, Morgan Brown - 3 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    How today's fastest growing companies drive breakout success

    Homo Deus - Yuval Noah Harari - 3 ⭐️

    [ philosophy, technology, futurism ]

    A brief history of tomorrow

    How to Travel - The School of Life - 4 ⭐️

    [ philosophy, travel ]

    A collection of essays on how to approach travel

    I Thought It Was Just Me - Brené Brown - 3 ⭐️

    [ psychology, feminism ]

    Women reclaiming power and courage in a culture of shame

    Inspired - Marty Cagan - 4 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    How to create tech products customers love

    Invisible Women - Caroline Criado Perez - 5 ⭐️

    [ feminism ]

    Exposing data bias in a world designed for men

    Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg - 5 ⭐️

    [ feminism, culture ]

    The psychology of women and what we can do to effect change universally

    Leonardo Da Vinci - Walter Isaacson - 4 ⭐️

    [ biography, science, art ]

    The biography

    Man's Search For Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl - 4 ⭐️

    [ psychology, philosophy, resilience ]

    Finding significance in the act of living

    Meditations: A New Translation - Marcus Aurelius, Gregory Hays (translator) - 4 ⭐️

    [ philosophy ]

    Modern translation of Marcus's classic text on Stoic philosophy

    Option B - Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant - 4 ⭐️

    [ psychology, resilience ]

    Facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy

    Own The Day, Own Your Life - Aubrey Marcus - 4 ⭐️

    [ productivity, science ]

    Optimised practices for waking, working, learning, eating, training, playing, sleeping and sex

    Principles - Ray Dalio - 5 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    Principles for life and work

    Radical Acceptance - Tara Brach - 4 ⭐️

    [ philosophy, psychology, buddhism ]

    Awakening the love that heals fear and shame

    Radical Candor - Kim Scott - 4 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship, communication ]

    How to be a great boss without losing your humanity

    Range - David Epstein - 3 ⭐️

    [ psychology ]

    Why generalists triumph in a specialized world

    Religion for Atheists - Alain de Botton - 3 ⭐️

    [ philosophy ]

    A non-believer's guide to the uses of religion

    Riding Shotgun - Nathan Bennett, Stephen A. Miles - 1 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    The role of a Chief Operating Officer

    Shoe Dog - Phil Knight - 5 ⭐️

    [ biographical ]

    A memoir by the creator of Nike

    Start Where You Are - Pema Chödrön - 3 ⭐️

    [ buddhism, philosophy ]

    A guide to compassionate living. How to accept yourself and others.

    Talk Like TED - Carmine Gallo - 4 ⭐️

    [ communication ]

    Create and deliver TED-worthy presentations

    The Body - Bill Bryson - 4 ⭐️

    [ science ]

    A guide for occupants

    The Circadian Code - Satchin Panda - 4 ⭐️

    [ science, longevity, sleep ]

    Lose weight, supercharge your energy and sleep well every night

    The Course of Love - Alain de Botton - 4 ⭐️

    [ philosophy, relationships, romance ]

    [ Fiction ]Track the complicated arc of a romantic partnership

    The Four Pillar Plan - Rangan Chatterjee - 3 ⭐️

    [ science, longevity ]

    How to relax, eat, move, sleep your way to a longer, healthier life

    The Happiness Hypothesis - Jonathan Haidt - 4 ⭐️

    [ happiness, psychology, philosophy ]

    Putting ancient wisdom to the test of modern science

    The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin - 4 ⭐️

    [ psychology, happiness ]

    Rubin's year-long self project on increasing her happiness

    The Industries Of The Future - Alec Ross - 4 ⭐️

    [ technology, economics, entrepreneurship, science ]

    High level overview of technology trends we can expect to see in the future

    The Inevitable - Kevin Kelly - 4 ⭐️

    [ tech, futurism ]

    Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future

    The Longevity Diet - Valter Longo - 4 ⭐️

    [ food, science, longevity ]

    Slow ageing, fight disease and manage your weight

    The Mom Test - Rob Fitzpatrick - 4 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    How to talk to customers and learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you

    The Obstacle Is The Way - Ryan Holiday - 4 ⭐️

    [ philosophy ]

    Turning adversity to advantage through the use of Stoic philosophy

    The Telomere Effect - Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel - 3 ⭐️

    [ science, biology, longevity ]

    A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

    White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo - 3 ⭐️

    [ psychology, culture ]

    Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism

    Who - Geoff Smart, Randy Street - 4 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    A systematic way of hiring for your company

    Why Buddhism Is True - Robert Wright - 3 ⭐️

    [ psychology, meditation, buddhism ]

    The science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment

    Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker - 5 ⭐️

    [ sleep, science ]

    The science of sleep and dreams

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