George Raveling
Book Recommendations

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.15 (1,093,096)

    Walter isaacson's "enthralling" (the new yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of apple cofounder steve jobs. based on more than forty interviews with steve jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--walter isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. isaacson's portrait touched millions of readers. at a time when

    George Raveling

    I was so blown away. I had underlined about three-quarters of the book. I was writing down quotes.

    Aug 9, 2018 — Source

  • The True Believer

    The True Believer

    The True Believer

    Eric Hoffer
    Social Science
    4.22 (8,873)

    A stevedore on the san francisco docks in the 1940s, eric hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. the true believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when president eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences. completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, the true believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

    George Raveling

    One of the true classics of all time

    Aug 9, 2018 — Source

  • The WE Gear

    The WE Gear

    The WE Gear

    Lance Loya
    4.5 (12)

    Are you tired of selfishness contaminating your team? are you looking for strategies to help those on your team become better teammates? would you like to become a better teammate? everyone wants teamwork on the team, but teamwork doesn’t happen without good teammates—individuals whose unique way of thinking propels their team to success no matter what team they’re on. whether it’s sports, family, school, work, or friends, the attitude is similar. the we gear takes you inside the fascinating mindset of a good teammate. through inspiring stories and powerful lessons,

    George Raveling

    Highly recommend this book

    Nov 19, 2020 — Source

  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

    Walter Isaacson
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.01 (128,775)

    Benjamin franklin is the founding father who winks at us. an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings, he seems made of flesh rather than of marble. in bestselling author walter isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why franklin seems to turn to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. by bringing franklin to life, isaacson shows how he helped to define both his own time and ours.he was, during his 84-year life,

    George Raveling

    I am blown away and a little sad because I feel like, God damn, I went through all this education.

    Aug 9, 2018 — Source

  • At Home with Muhammad Ali

    At Home with Muhammad Ali

    At Home with Muhammad Ali

    Hana Ali
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.23 (133)

    To preserve his family's history, muhammad ali began recording a series of audio diaries in the 1970s. drawing on these private tapes, as well as personal journals, love letters, and many never-before-seen photographs, hana ali (the third youngest daughter of muhammad ali) reflects on the complexity of her father and provides a rare glimpse inside the ali home–where both joy and pain resided.

    George Raveling

    I highly recommend this book

    Jun 22, 2020 — Source

  • Life is So Good

    Life is So Good

    Life is So Good

    George Dawson,Richard Glaubman
    4.18 (5,569)

    In this remarkable book, 103-year-old george dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of america during the twentieth century. richard glaubman captures dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. from segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in history, george dawson's description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that-through it all-has

    George Raveling

    It's a fascinating story about that he never allowed his environment to imprison him.

    Aug 9, 2018 — Source

  • Kissinger

    Kissinger

    Kissinger

    Walter Isaacson
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.96 (3,271)

    By the time henry kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to the gallup poll, the most admired person in america and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. yet kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the american public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the foreign policy he pursued. drawing on extensive interviews with kissinger as well as 150 other sources, including u.s. presidents and his

    George Raveling

    Aug 9, 2018 — Source

  • 12 Rules for Life

    12 Rules for Life

    12 Rules for Life

    Jordan B. Peterson
    Philosophy
    3.93 (150,818)

    Humorous, surprising, and informative, dr. peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.what does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? why did ancient egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? what dreadful paths do people tread when they

    George Raveling

    Aug 9, 2018 — Source

  • Ego Is the Enemy

    Ego Is the Enemy

    Ego Is the Enemy

    Ryan Holiday
    Business & Economics
    4.13 (49,618)

    “while the history books are filled with tales of obsessive, visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, i’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” – from the prologuemany of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. in fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. early in our careers, it impedes

    George Raveling

    Aug 9, 2018 — Source

  • The Mind

    The Mind

    The Mind

    Yogi Bhajan
    4.44 (59)

    From amazon:scholars can use this book as a unique source for meditations. therapists and healers can use it to increase their personal sensitivity, making their practice more effective. leaders and teachers can apply these ancient techniques to contemporary problems. all spiritual seekers can use it to bring clarity to their own projection. everyone can use this book as a personal guide to live each day more authentically and effectively.

    George Raveling

    Aug 9, 2018 — Source