Chip Conley
Book Recommendations

  • Setting the Table

    Setting the Table

    Setting the Table

    Danny Meyer
    Business & Economics
    4.01 (6,017)

    The bestselling business book from award-winning restauranteur danny meyer, of union square cafe, gramercy tavern, and shake shackseventy-five percent of all new restaurant ventures fail, and of those that do stick around, only a few become icons. danny meyer started union square cafe when he was 27, with a good idea and hopeful investors. he is now the co-owner of a restaurant empire. how did he do it? how did he beat the odds in one of the toughest trades around? in this landmark book, danny shares the lessons he

    Chip Conley

    one of the best books on hospitality ever written

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  • Awake in the Wild

    Awake in the Wild

    Awake in the Wild

    Mark Coleman
    Religion
    4.14 (125)

    “nature deficit disorder” has become an increasingly challenging problem in our hyper modern world. in awake in the wild, mark coleman shows seekers how to remedy this widespread malady by reconnecting with nature through buddhism. each short (two to three pages) chapter includes a concrete nature meditation relating to such topics as attuning to the natural world, reflecting the rhythms of nature, walking with compassion, releasing the inner noise, freeing the animal within, coming into the peace of wild things, weathering the storms of life, and more. incorporating anecdotes from

    Chip Conley

    beautiful book

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  • The Happiness Curve

    The Happiness Curve

    The Happiness Curve

    Jonathan Rauch
    Self-Help
    3.61 (1,032)

    Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? where does this malaise come from? and, most importantly, will it ever end?drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist jonathan rauch answers all these questions. he shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a u-shaped trajectory, a “happiness curve,” declining from the optimism of youth into what’s often a long, low slump in middle age, before starting to rise again in our 50s.this isn’t a midlife crisis, though. rauch reveals

    Chip Conley

    it's become a favorite

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  • The 100-Year Life

    The 100-Year Life

    The 100-Year Life

    Andrew Scott,Lynda Gratton
    3.84 (1,548)

    Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. but this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. whether you are 18, 45

    Chip Conley

    It's a really interesting, observational book

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  • Meditations

    Meditations

    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius
    4.22 (164,598)

    Written in greek by the only roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the meditations of marcus aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. while the meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, marcus aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries.

    Chip Conley

    I have given that away to a number of people

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  • Search Inside Yourself

    Search Inside Yourself

    Search Inside Yourself

    Chade-Meng Tan
    3.99 (8,539)

    With search inside yourself, chade-meng tan, one of google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.meng’s job is to teach google’s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in

    Chip Conley

    Recommended on the Tim Ferriss Show

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  • Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Viktor E. Frankl
    Existential psychotherapy
    4.36 (522,974)

    Psychiatrist viktor frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. at the heart of his theory, known as logotherapy, is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful. man's

    Chip Conley

    Recommended on the Tim Ferriss Show

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  • On the Shortness of Life

    On the Shortness of Life

    On the Shortness of Life

    Seneca
    Health & Fitness
    Philosophy
    4.18 (25,006)

    The stoic writings of the philosopher seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.throughout history, some books have changed the world. they have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. they have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. they have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they have enriched lives—and destroyed them.now, penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook

    Chip Conley

    Recommended on the Tim Ferriss Show

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