As unique as they may be, the world’s most successful individuals share some important qualities. They all work hard, for example, and they maintain productive habits. They also read enthusiastically, with many of the same books at the tops of their reading lists. Here are some of their insights and recommendations, which we’re adding to the Presence Events bookshelf:
• “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” by Daniel Kahneman: According to FTSY founder and CEO Ryan Smith, “Nobel Prize Laureate Kahneman packs in gems like, ‘We either ignore [small risks] or give them too much weight. Nothing in between.’ In moving from information to intelligence, this book is a must-read for leaders at any level. The audiobook is amazing, and I love the real-life examples that shed light on inherent biases from the truth.”
• “The Power of Now,” by Eckhart Tolle: This is a Presence Events favorite. As Janice Taylor, Mazu founder and CEO says, “Spearheading the vision of any company tends to cause leaders to live in the future, focusing on when milestones will be reached and goals will be met…As leaders, we love the end game, but we must also learn to smell the roses, be mindful, and be fully present. Falling in love with the process of being present is a reminder for all leaders. Tolle not only logically breaks down the madness of future living but shows a new way to be a visionary in the now.”
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