Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferris
Review: Through two years of research and interviews, #1 NYT best-selling author Tim Ferriss has collected the routines and tools of world-class performers around the globe. The distilled notebook of tips and tricks that helped him double his income, flexibility, happiness, and more is presented as a collection of stories in Tools of Titans.
Overcoming Distractions by David Greenwood
Review: We know that Attention Deficit Disorder makes it tough for children to focus in school. But what happens when those kids grow up? How can they make the transition to a successful professional life? And how can newly diagnosed adults meet the challenges of the workplace? David Greenwood, an ADD sufferer who now works as a well-respected PR consultant, answers the question for anyone who wants to thrive with ADD or ADHD—not just survive!
Presence by Amy Cuddy
Review: Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.
Superbosses by Syd Finkelstein
Review: What do football coach Bill Walsh, restauranteur Alice Waters, television executive Lorne Michaels, technology CEO Larry Ellison, and fashion pioneer Ralph Lauren have in common? On the surface, not much, other than consistent success in their fields. But below the surface, they share a common approach to finding, nurturing, leading, and even letting go of great people. The way they deal with talent makes them not merely success stories, not merely organization builders, but what Sydney Finkelstein calls superbosses
Saving the Family Cottage by Stuart Hollander, David Fry, and Rose Hollander
Review: Whether you’re a parent planning to pass on a cottage to your children, someone who has inherited a cabin with your siblings or other relatives, or someone who is thinking about buying a vacation home, you want to know how to keep the property in the family—and avoid squabbles over it. Saving the Family Cottage explains the problems that almost always pop up when family members with different interests and financial situations inherit a vacation home together, and it offers solutions for families who want to preserve this valuable asset for generations to come.
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Review: The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren’t talking.
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Review: In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.