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Books Read During Q2’23

Jul 6, 2023 | Book Recommendations

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Here is a complete run down of what I read during Q2.



  • Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness by Steve Magness – This was excellent. “Toughness has long been held as the key to overcoming a challenge and achieving greatness, whether it is on the sports field, at a boardroom, or at the dining room table. Yet, the prevailing model has promoted a mentality based on fear, false bravado, and hiding any sign of weakness. In other words, the old model of toughness has failed us.”
  • Scarcity by Sendhil Mullainathan and Elder Shafir – Excellent – well worth a read – In this provocative book based on cutting-edge research, Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that scarcity creates a distinct psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need.
  • The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath – The Heath’s always write something interesting and entertaining – “While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter.”
  • Science of Story Telling by Will Storr – Some good parts early on, but then kind of fell off into an odd mix of non-fiction/science writing + long excerpts from fiction books the author liked

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