Top 5 reads for 2021
Is one of your new year’s resolutions to read more? Or maybe you’re just on the lookout for the next page turner. Whatever the reason, you won’t want to miss out on any of the inspirational reads recommended by the Equilibrium team!
Legacy, James Kerr
Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: what are the secrets of sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you’re gone?
In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world’s most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business.
Black Box Thinking, Matthew Syed
Whether developing a new product, honing a core skill or just trying to get a critical decision right, Black Box Thinkers aren't afraid to face up to mistakes. In fact, Black Box Thinkers see failure as the very best way to learn.
Using gripping case studies, exclusive interviews and practical takeaways, Matthew Syed - the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of Bounce - explains how to turn failure into success and shows us how we can all become better Black Box Thinkers.
Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.
The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
Can’t Hurt Me, David Goggins
In this book, David Goggins tells of his nightmare childhood - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse coloured his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes.
He shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this ‘the 40% rule’, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.
The Chimp Paradox, Professor Steve Peters
The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and demonstrates how to apply this understanding to every area of your life.
The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. By using the tools provided in this book, you will see immediate improvements in your daily life and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be and live the life that you want to live.
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