Radical Candor | Kim Scott
"A good book about leadership and how to become a good leader. There's a really interesting section there about a team of Russian diamond workers. These craftsmen couldn't care about the new manager that they had. But then the manager spends time knowing about their families, learning about their culture, work, and cutting diamonds, so much so, that she started earning their trust. From this book, I've formed a lot of my leadership — challenging directly and caring deeply."
Work Rules! | Laszlo Bock
"Bock used to be the Head of People Operations back at Google. This book captures what the foundational working rules were in Google during his time. It includes hiring, developing, training, benefits, and incentives. This is a really, really good book to establish people operations."
The Power of Now | Eckhart Tolle
"I don't really like Eckhart Tolle because for me he's like a stoic writer that's an everything-is-in-our-power kind of person. I know that's not how it really works but at the same time when I was going through heartbreak, he said something that I found interesting: Sometimes, our ego tells us that we are our feelings. He said feelings are different from what you are. Feelings are things you have. They are separate from you. You are NOT your feelings."
The Hard Thing About Hard Things | Ben Horowitz
"This book talks about the struggles that entrepreneurs will face at every point of business. A really interesting book!"
"That sounds cheesy but there are a lot of leadership lessons in the Bible. Starting from Moses, being the leader that led Israelites out of slavery through the Red Sea, humbled himself and listened to Jethro as an outside source of wisdom. That, for me, is a great source of insight that can help you become a great business leader."
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