by Walter Issacson
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.
I Thought It Was Just Me:
Telling the Truth about Perfectionism,Inadequacy and Power
by Brene Brown
The author, a University of Houston researcher and social worker, believes shame is an underlying factor in the spread of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and more. She studied hundreds of women and then constructed a method for overcoming shame. She defines shame as "the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging" and believes its spread has been created by conflicting and competing expectations about who women should be.
A Path to Profits, Passion & Purpose
by Tony Heist
In his first book, Tony Heist shares the different business lessons he learned in life, from a lemonade stand and pizza business through LinkExchange, Zappos and more. Ultimately, he shows how using happiness as a framework can produce profits, passion and purpose both in business and in life.
How We Decide
by Jonah Lehrer
Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision aking process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate or we "blink" and go with our gut. But as scientists break open the mind's black box with the latest tools of neuroscience, they're discovering that this is not how the mind works.
by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hanssom
Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf. Reworkshows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition.
Coping with Transition
Men, Motherhood, Money and Magic
Edited by Susan Briggs Wright
Houstonians from business, law, consulting, art and journalism share their transitions through challenges in various stages of life. They have coped with parental neglect, failure to marry "on schedule," conflicts between career and family, turf wars in competitive careers, retirement anxiety, and grievous losses. Magic is found in a teenage duckling's transformation to swan, a stray thought that leads to international adoption, a rekindled romance, the power of a well-chosen wardrobe, and the humor of a "menopausal magnolia."
The E-Myth Revisited:
Why Most Small Businesses Fail and What We Can Do About It
by Michael E. Gerber
In this first new and totally revised edition of the underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed. He then shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
The Thank You Economy
by Gary Vaynerchuk
This book is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform. It isn't some abstract concept or wacky business strategyâ€”it's real, and every one of us is doing business in it every day, whether we choose to recognize it or not.
Life is a Verb:
37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful and Live Intentionally
by Patti Digh
Within these pages enhanced by original artwork and wide, inviting margins ready to be written inâ€”Digh identifies six core practices to jump-start a meaningful life: Say Yes, Trust Yourself, Slow Down, Be Generous, Speak Up, and Love More. Within this framework she supplies 37 edgy, funny, and literary life stories, each followed by a "do it now" 10-minute exercise as well as a practice to try for 37 daysâ€”and perhaps the rest of your life.