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  • 10 Percent Happier - Dan Harris - 3 ⭐️

    [ happiness, psychology, meditation ]

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

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century - Yuval Noah Harari - 4 ⭐️

    [ philosophy, psychology ]

    As the title says

  • 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

  • Eloquent JavaScript - Marijn Haverbeke - 4 ⭐️

    [ tech ]

    A modern introduction to JavaScript programming

  • 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 Avoid A Climate Change Disaster - Bill Gates - 4 ⭐️

    [ science, environment ]

    The solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need

  • How To Change Your Mind - Michael Pollan - 4 ⭐️

    [ psychology, science ]

    The new science of psychedelics

  • How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia - Mohsin Hamid - 4 ⭐️

    [ philosophy, romance ]

    [ Fiction ]The life journeys of two characters living in developing Asia

  • How to Travel - The School of Life - 4 ⭐️

    [ philosophy, travel ]

    A collection of essays on how to approach travel

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie - 4 ⭐️

    [ psychology, communication ]

    As the title says

  • Humankind - Rutger Bregman - 5 ⭐️

    [ psychology, history ]

    A hopeful history

  • 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

  • Leadership Strategy and Tactics - Jocko Willink - 3 ⭐️

    [ leadership ]

    A field manual

  • 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

  • Maybe You Should Talk To Someone - Lori Gottlieb - 5 ⭐️

    [ psychology, relationships ]

    A therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed

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

    [ philosophy ]

    Modern translation of Marcus's classic text on Stoic philosophy

  • Never Split The Difference - Chris Voss, Tahl Raz - 5 ⭐️

    [ communication ]

    Negotiating as if your life depended on it

  • 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

  • Powerful - Patty McCord - 4 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    Building a culture of freedom and responsibility

  • 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

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You - Cal Newport - 4 ⭐️

    [ career, psychology ]

    Why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed - Jon Ronson - 4 ⭐️

    [ psychology, culture ]

    A modern day exploration into public shaming

  • Start Where You Are - Pema Chödrön - 3 ⭐️

    [ buddhism, philosophy ]

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

  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Richard Feynman - 4 ⭐️

    [ biographical ]

    Richard Feynman's memoirs as told in short stories

  • Talk Like TED - Carmine Gallo - 4 ⭐️

    [ communication ]

    Create and deliver TED-worthy presentations

  • The Body - Bill Bryson - 4 ⭐️

    [ science ]

    A guide for occupants

  • The Checklist Manifesto - Atul Gawande - 2 ⭐️

    [ self-help, entrepreneurship ]

    How to get things right

  • 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 Everything Store - Brad Stone - 4 ⭐️

    [ entrepreneurship ]

    Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon

  • 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 Hidden Life of Trees - Peter Wohlleben - 4 ⭐️

    [ science, environment ]

    What they feel, how they communicate

  • 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 Life-Changing Magic of Tidying - Marie Kondo - 4 ⭐️

    [ minimalism ]

    A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever

  • 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 Science of Storytelling - Will Storr - 4 ⭐️

    [ psychology, science ]

    How master storytellers manipulate and compel us

  • 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 I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge - 3 ⭐️

    [ history, politics, culture ]

    A discussion on racism in the UK

  • Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker - 5 ⭐️

    [ sleep, science ]

    The science of sleep and dreams

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