19 Nov Our tip jar is a dope reading list
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⛄️ What’s hot in December
- It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried – The anti-hustle porn founders have created a thriving company culture that bucks being always on via @peternguyen
- Why Liberalism Failed, Patrick Deneen – This isn’t about right or left politics, but about the roots (and consequences) of individual autonomy being a central tenet of our belief systems via @khemaridh
- Who is Michael Ovitz by Michael Ovitz – Super-Agent and CAA-founder reflects on his relentless pursuit of money and success.
- The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Robert Caro – The classic tome on the “fourth branch of government” and how power works
- Salt, Fat, Heat, Acid: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, Samin Nosrat – First principles (and delightful illustrations) to get anyone started on cooking via @swhnorton
- The Sympathizer: A novel, Viet Than Nguyen – This Pulitzer prize winner is the subject of the NYC book club via @philipsimon.
Coaching and consulting
- McKinsey’s Marvin Bower: Vision, Leadership, and the Creation of Management Consulting, Elizabeth Edershein – The history of the iconic consulting firm will help anyone starting a consulting practice. via @paulmillerd
- The Consulting Bible, Alan Weiss – Learn how to write proposals, price your product, and win new customers (as an individual or a boutique firm). via @brandviewcap
- The Prosperous Coach, Steve Chandler and Rich Litivn – How to build a coaching practice with a small group of high-paying clients via @paulmillerd
Is there a new paradigm in economics?
- Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition, Charles Eisenstein – How can economics transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being via @cahillry
- Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber – Reconsidering the role of credit in the modern economy via @philipsimon
- Conscious Business: How to build value through values, Fred Kofman – How to shift away from shareholder capitalism to stakeholder capitalism.
New models in philanthropy
- Winners Take All: The elite charade of changing the world, Anand Giriharadas – Is philanthropy just a facade to maintain existing inequalities? via @swhnorton
- Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work that Matters, and Make Smarter Choices about Giving Back, William MacAskill – The effective altruism movement is about achieving the highest ROI from your giving via @dcoolican
- Atomic Habits, James Clear – The inability to launch new habits is a systems failure, not a willpower failure via @patricksouth (and many others).
- Designing your life, Bill Burnett – The founders of Stanford’s D.School on how to live with intention via @meganneely.
- How to fail at almost anything and still win, Scott Adams – Simple (and contrarian) frameworks for a more fulfilling life and career via @kylemanley.
- A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, William Irvine – What stoicism can teach us about minimizing worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune via @samandrew.
You Need A Budget, Jesse Meachem – A RadReader favorite on shifting your money habits and budgeting.
Dollars and Sense: How we Misthink Money and how to Spend Better, Dan Ariely – The behavioral scientist on how emotions shape our spending decision
The psychology of money
Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin – The 1970s book that serves as FIRE’s bible via @mikekarnj
The Soul of Money: Transforming your Relationship with Money and Life, Lynne Twist – The definitive guide on shaking “scarcity thinking” – the belief that we don’t have enough via Oliver Guinness
- The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase, Mark Forsyth – How to make a phrase memorable in a world full of noise via @khemaridh