What are we reading these days?

Posted May 19, 2021 in
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Connor DeLaney

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I've been on a bit of a reading binge and wanted to share some books that I've been reading in May. Yes, by binge, I mean borderline craziness!

What books have you been reading this month? Any recommendations we need to pick up? Let's hear it!

Professional
  • [In Progress] - Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg 
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
  • Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step StoryBrand Guide for Any Business by Donald Miller  
  • Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact by Phil Jones
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

For Fun
  • [In Progress] - The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler
  • [In Progress] - Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius by Bill Pennington
  • Saturn's Monsters by Thomas Carpenter
  • Light Falls: Space, Time, and an Obsession of Einstein by Brian Greene
  • The Quest for the Diamond Sword by Winter Morgan
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Jolie Higazi
Professional: The Coaching Habit

Fun: How to Own Your Mind
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Connor DeLaney
LOVE the Coaching Habit! Definitely a Bi-Annual read for me. Gotta check out the other one  Jolie Higazi thoughts so far?
Jolie Higazi
Loving how simple and readable it is, great actionable, bite size steps.
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Lex Russell
Professional:
Our marketing team has been doing a book club and we're currently reading The Power of Moments by Chip & Dan Heath. (We read their book Made to Stick before this one.)

Besides that, I just bought The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People but haven't made it past the intro. 

I also started re-reading How to Win Friends and Influence People. I read it in college for a class and told myself I was going to re-read it once a year because, even though it was originally published in 1936, the concepts are still so valuable today. But, it's been at least three years since I last read it...oops!

For Fun:
I use the term "fun" very loosely for this one but I've made it about a quarter of the way through Crime and Punishment recently. It's supposed to be one of the best books ever written but I am struggling through it to be honest. It's definitely a change of pace from my usual fun reads.

I also had a friend recommend The Silent Patient and plan to knock that one out one weekend hopefully!
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Jolie Higazi
7 Habits and How to Win Friends is on my list!
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Connor DeLaney
Your three professional reads are in my top 15-20 (it's hard to pick favorites) that I've ever read  Lex Russell ! Power of Moments I've read a couple times and had completely different takeaways each time. Great book to read with others too, jealous of your book club!

7 habits is DENSE so only one crack at it but definitely worth the read.

How to win friends was a surprising favorite as well, amazing how long ago it was written but how spot on it still is. I know Kaitlyn Petro loved that as well. 
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Emily Mermell
Professional: Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
Personal: One Life by Megan Rapinoe

I just finished Atomic Habits by James Clear and that book was mind-blowing. It's crazy to read something that literally teaches you how to rewire your brain. Honestly, it's one of my favorite books that I've read this year. 

Next on the list: Just Work by Kim Scott. I know a bunch of my IMPACT peeps just finished it and loved it so I'm looking forward to that one. 
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Greg DeVore
I just finished Extreme Ownership and it was awesome. Currently listening to Grit. 

I am interested in reading Greg McKeown's new book, "Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most"
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