On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day, we wanted to find you 7 books to read this summer. Here are their summaries:
1/ The Miracle Morning – by Hal ELROD
“Hal Elrod is a genius and his book The Miracle Morning has been magical in my life. What Hal has done is taken the best practices, developed over centuries of human consciousness development, and condensed the ‘best of the best’ into a daily morning ritual. A ritual that is now part of my day.”
—Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad
What’s being widely regarded as “one of the most life changing books ever written” may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you’ve ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible.
What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.
Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life—the most extraordinary life you’ve ever imagined—is about to begin. Buy the book and WAKE UP to your full potential!
2/ Shoe Dog – de Phil Knight
In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today.
But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream – along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything.
A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons – about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.
3/ The Power of Habits – by Charles Duhigg
We can always change. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg translates cutting-edge behavioural science into practical self-improvement action, distilling advanced neuroscience into fascinating narratives of transformation.
Why can some people and companies change overnight, and some stay stuck in their old ruts? The answer lies deep in the human brain, and The Power of Habits reveals the secret pressure points that can change a life. From Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to Martin Luther King Jr., from the CEO of Starbucks to the locker rooms of the NFL, Duhigg explores the incredible results of keystone habits, and how they can make all the difference between billions and millions, failure and success – or even life and death.
The Power of Habit makes an exhilarating case: the key to almost any door in life is instilling the right habit. From exercise to weight loss, childrearing to productivity, market disruption to social revolution, and above all success, the right habits can change everything.
Habits aren’t destiny. They’re science, one which can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
4 / Rich Dad Poor Dad – by Robert t Kiyosaki
“Look around; the richest people didn’t get rich because of their educations. Look at Michael Jordan and Madonna. Even Bill Gates, who dropped out of Harvard, founded Microsoft; he is now the richest man in America, and he’s still in his 30s.”
Kiyosaki point here is that it doesn’t take degrees or years of higher education to make a rich person. You don’t even necessarily need good grades in school. There are other ways to be successful with money, ways that not many people seem to be talking about.
5/ The Power of Now – by Eckhart Tolle
To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere – in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace. They can be used to bring you into the Now, the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here you find your joy and are able to embrace your true self. It is here you discover that you are already complete and perfect.
Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language in a question and answer format. The words themselves are the signposts to guide you on your journey. There are new discoveries to be made along the way: you are not your mind, you can find your way out of psychological pain, authentic human power is found by surrendering to the Now. When you become fully present and accepting of what is, you open yourself to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.
6/ The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy – by Laurent Gounelle
While on a relaxing vacation in Bali, Julian decides to consult a legendary and wise healer whose reputation precedes him. The old Master Samtyang’s diagnosis on meeting the schoolteacher is firm: you are healthy, but you are not . . . happy.During the series of daily encounters that follow, Samtyang meets with Julian and shares cryptic messages, much to the frustration of his new student. In his unusual manner, Samtyang shows Julian—and us—how our thoughts shape our lives and how what we believe becomes our reality. His teachings on the nature of true happiness, which is already inside us; the manifestation of our hopes and dreams, which are closer than we think; and the most thrilling adventure of all, self-discovery, offer unforgettable lessons that linger long past the final page.A worldwide, word-of-mouth sensation, The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy explores the world of new possibilities available to us when we discover how to break free from whatever prevents us from truly being happy.
7/ How to make friends – by Dale Carnegie
You can go after the job you want…and get it! You can tade the job you have…and improve it! You can take my situation you’re in…and maket it work for you!