Simon Sinek
Book Recommendations

  • 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

    Simon Sinek

    Single most important book you can read: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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  • Bend, Not Break

    Bend, Not Break

    Bend, Not Break

    MeiMei Fox,Ping Fu
    3.67 (1,302)

    Ping fu knows what it’s like to be a child soldier, a factory worker, and a political prisoner. to be beaten and raped for the crime of being born into a well-educated family. to be deported with barely enough money for a plane ticket to a bewildering new land. to start all over, without family or friends, as a maid, waitress, and student.ping fu also knows what it’s like to be a pioneering software programmer, an innovator, a ceo, and inc. magazine’s entrepreneur of the year. to be a friend

    Simon Sinek

    If you know someone who thinks they're a victim of their circumstances, inspire them with this book

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  • Making Ideas Happen

    Making Ideas Happen

    Making Ideas Happen

    Scott Belsky
    Business & Economics
    3.99 (21,680)

    Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. ideas for new businesses, solutions to the world's problems, and artistic breakthroughs are common, but great execution is rare. according to scott belsky, the capacity to make ideas happen can be developed by anyone willing to develop their organizational habits and leadership capability. that's why he founded behance, a company that helps creative people and teams across industries develop these skills. belsky has spent six years studying the habits of creative people and teams that are especially productive-the

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    Mar 10, 2011 — Source

  • Everybody Matters

    Everybody Matters

    Everybody Matters

    Bob Chapman,Raj Sisodia
    4.1 (731)

    Starting in 1997, bob chapman and barry-wehmiller have pioneered a dramatically different approach to leadership that creates off-the-charts morale, loyalty, creativity, and business performance. the company utterly rejects the idea that employees are simply functions, to be moved around, "managed" with carrots and sticks, or discarded at will. instead, barry-wehmiller manifests the reality that every single person matters, just like in a family. that’s not a cliché on a mission statement; it’s the bedrock of the company’s success.during tough times a family pulls together, makes sacrifices together, and endures short-term

    Simon Sinek

    Bob Chapman's new book just came out! He is a remarkable example of how a company SHOULD run: putting people first

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  • Unbinding the Heart

    Unbinding the Heart

    Unbinding the Heart

    Agapi Stassinopoulos
    Self-Help
    3.96 (182)

    In unbinding the heart, author, speaker, and huffington post regular agapi stassinopoulos invites readers on an inspiring journey of inner exploration to reconnect with their true selves.born in greece, a country that celebrates life, agapi learned the essential truths of happiness through the examples of wisdom, caring, playfulness, and generosity she saw all around her, starting with her own mother. she came to realize that everyone is born with an open heart, but that we quickly learn to put conditions on our happiness—comparing ourselves to others, casting judgment, doubting ourselves,

    Simon Sinek

    My friend Agapi Stassinopoulos has a new book that passes on some wonderful lessons.

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  • Ghost Wars

    Ghost Wars

    Ghost Wars

    Steve Coll
    History
    4.3 (15,136)

    The news-breaking book that has sent shockwaves through the bush white house, ghost wars is the most accurate and revealing account yet of the cia's secret involvement in al-qaeda's evolution. it won the pulitzer prize in 2005.prize-winning journalist steve coll has spent years reporting from the middle east, accessed previously classified government files and interviewed senior us officials and foreign spymasters. here he gives the full inside story of the cia's covert funding of an islamic jihad against soviet forces in afghanistan, explores how this sowed the seeds of bin

    Simon Sinek

    I really liked Ghost Wars about rise of Bin Laden. Fascinating.

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  • It's Your Business

    It's Your Business

    It's Your Business

    Frank Silverstein,J.J. Ramberg,Lisa Everson
    3.45 (56)

    With advice from ramberg and such notable entrepreneurs as blake mycoskie and guy kawasaki, this right-to-the-point book covers topics from human resources to finance, public relations to sales, and much, much more -- all geared towards the small business owner.knowing that entrepreneurs have no time to waste, ramberg presents simple and effective guidance that can be put to use right away. this book will be indispensable for every small business owner, from a family-owned store to a venture capitalist-backed start up.

    Simon Sinek

    If you know an entrepreneur, give them a copy of JJ Ramberg new book to help them on their journey

    Oct 20, 2012 — Source

  • Heroes for My Son

    Heroes for My Son

    Heroes for My Son

    Brad Meltzer
    Juvenile Nonfiction
    4.18 (846)

    When brad meltzer's first son was born eight years ago, the bestselling writer and new father started compiling a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son: abraham lincoln, rosa parks, jim henson, amelia earhart, muhammad ali . . . and so many more, each one an ordinary person who was able to achieve the extraordinary. the list grew to include the fifty-two amazing people now gathered in heroes for my son, a book that parents and their children—sons and daughters alike—can now enjoy

    Simon Sinek

    Heroes For My Son, the inspiring new book from Brad Meltzer I can't pick it up without getting goose bumps

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  • Give and Take

    Give and Take

    Give and Take

    Adam M. Grant
    4.06 (29,787)

    Give and take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common.for generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. but today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. it turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything

    Simon Sinek

    Gotta say, I'm pretty flattered every time asks me if I've read Adam M. Grant book Give and Take. Good guy. Good book.

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  • Guns, Germs, and Steel

    Guns, Germs, and Steel

    Guns, Germs, and Steel

    Jared Diamond
    Civilization
    4.03 (353,255)

    "diamond has written a book of remarkable scope ... one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years."winner of the pulitzer prize and a national bestseller: the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human development based on race.in this "artful, informative, and delightful" (william h. mcneill, new york review of books) book, jared diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. societies that had a head start in food

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    Sep 10, 2009 — Source

  • Quiet

    Quiet

    Quiet

    Susan Cain
    Psychology
    4.05 (373,439)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. they are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. it is to introverts—rosa parks, chopin, dr. seuss, steve wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. in quiet, susan cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. she charts the rise of the extrovert ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply

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    Sep 10, 2009 — Source

  • Turn the Ship Around!

    Turn the Ship Around!

    Turn the Ship Around!

    L. David Marquet
    Business & Economics

    “One of the 12 best business books of all time…. Timeless principles of empowering leadership.” – USA Today "The best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.” —FORTUNE Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2013, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results. Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. Trained to give orders in the traditional model of “know all–tell all” leadership, he faced a new wrinkle when he was shifted to the Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there’s little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found on the Santa Fe: poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet. Almost immediately, Marquet ran into trouble when he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why, the answer was: “Because you told me to.” Marquet realized that while he had been trained for a different submarine, his crew had been trained to do what they were told—a deadly combination. That’s when Marquet flipped the leadership model on its head and pushed for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! reveals how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the U.S. Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his subordinates, and creating leaders. Before long, each member of Marquet’s crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything he did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions. The crew became completely engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day. The Santa Fe set records for performance, morale, and retention. And over the next decade, a highly disproportionate number of the officers of the Santa Fe were selected to become submarine commanders. Whether you need a major change of course or just a tweak of the rudder, you can apply Marquet’s methods to turn your own ship around.

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    Sep 10, 2009 — Source

  • 1421

    1421

    1421

    Gavin Menzies
    History
    3.6 (13,886)

    On 3/8/1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from china. its mission was "to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" & unite the whole world in confucian harmony. when it returned in 10/1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving china in political & economic chaos. the great ships were left to rot at their moorings. most records of their journeys were destroyed. lost in china's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that

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    Sep 10, 2009 — Source