7 Books to Broaden Your Perspective

In the last month, I’ve been on a reading tear. (To see how I read so many books in a month, check out How I read 12 books in 3 months). For this week’s Inspira, I thought I’d share what I’ve been reading: Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun, […]

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Do you find yourself stretched too thin? Are you trying to get everything done? I’m being challenged to take on only the most important. While this logically makes sense, it is hard to implement. Enter Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. I couldn’t read this book fast enough and am already starting to read it […]

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Eleanor Roosevelt on Exploring Your Curiosity

When asked about her approach to life, Eleanor Roosevelt said the following: “What basic objective I had, was to grasp every opportunity to live and experience life as deeply, as fully, and as widely as I possibly could. It seems stupid to have the gift of life and not use it to the upmost of […]

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Mind Over Medicine – Awesome Book and Advice

I have to tell you about Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. As you know, I’m fascinated with the power of our minds, and have been recovering from a broken wrist. This book melds the two. We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics or it’s […]

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Transformative Books Read in 2015

Book Recommendations for Marketers and Entrepreneurs

Why do I call these “transformative” books? Because transformative learning theory is the process of “perspective transformation.” It has three dimensions: psychological (changes in understanding of the self), convictional (revision of belief systems), and behavioral (changes in lifestyle). I intentionally choose books that fall in one of these three dimensions. My reading last year was […]

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Transformative Books Read in 2014

I have a confession: I have a book buying vice. It all started because of a simple rule, if I hear a positive review about a book from three different people, I buy it. This past year I’ve read some fantastic books, ranging from how the mind works, entrepreneurship, beating the odds, transformation, personal finance, […]

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The Boys in the Boat – A Must Read

Without reservation, I highly recommend The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Despite knowing the ending in advance (it is a true story after all), I was utterly captivated and inspired. Daniel James Brown transported me back in time to Seattle during the Depression […]

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Ten-step Formula to Rock Your Business Plan and Investor Pitch

Originally posted on Medium on November 29, 2013 I’m frequently asked for my recommendations on the best book to prep for business plan competitions or for creating an investor pitch. My answer is Guy Kawasaki’s The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything. Why? Because it lays out the check […]

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