What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers: An oldie, but a goodie, this book has helped millions discover their unique gifts and how to get paid for them.

Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance: Based on the philosophy that we should focus our time and energy on the things we’re naturally great at and love doing, this is standard reading for lots of career gurus.

Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t: Want to adopt some of the personal and professional traits of top leaders?  This is a great place to start.

You Already Know How to Be Great: Is something standing in the way of your goals?  Figure out what it is and go after it!

The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career: What’s the key to building a career you’re proud of?  Your network (not surprising, written by the founder of LinkedIn)

The Art of Possibility: A story-driven book about the incredible power of possibility, co-written by the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and a psychotherapist.



IDEO’s Take on Creativity: Design shop IDEO’s new way of teaching creativity, led by my brilliant friend Suzanne.

The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work



HubSpot Culture Code: Great case study of how a start-up is defining and building a corporate culture

Possible’s Culture Deck: First Round story on the culture at Possible, a healthcare provider in Nepal.  Also includes links to other famous culture manifestos (i.e., Netflix’s famous “culture deck”)

Radical Candor: First Round story about a key factor in management success — radical candor.  Check out the graphic of the “Give a Damn” Index.



Scaling Startups: Great piece from the First Round Review about what it takes to effectively scale your start-up



Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being: Martin Seligman, the Godfather of Positive Psychology, shares his latest ideas on what it means to live and be well.

Flow: A positive psychology must-read.

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

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