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Book Recommendations — Storytelling & Self-Help

10 Books You Should Have on Your Reading List

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This is a reading list compiled from two LinkedIn posts (here and here) I published in February 2019. In the posts, I shared what books I’d read in 2018 and asked for new recommendations. The list features storytelling/writing and self-help books as well as why each was recommended.

Storytelling/Writing Books

📖 The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time by Allen Gannett

  • Recommended by Patrick Ward

📖 Storynomics: Story-Driven Marketing in the Post-Advertising World by Robert McKee and Thomas Gerace

  • Recommended by Brian Roy

📖 Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama by David Mamet

  • “It’s really helpful in teaching how to create stories that drive a conversation.” - Japhy Grant

📖 On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser

  • “I loved the author’s clarity of language and also the structure of the book. It was not only a pleasant to read, but I learned how to better edit and avoid making mistakes in my writing. I hope this helps, I think it is really relevant for beginners in writing.”- Ioana Straeter

Self-Help Books

📖 Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

  • “This book will help reshape the way you think about progress. It is roughly designed for your environment to make success easier and get back on track when you fall off course. There I found remedies to transform habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or merely trying to achieve any other goal.” - Mushfig Bashirov

📖 Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud

  • “It's about learning when to say "yes" and knowing how to say "no" in order to take control of your life.” - Ginger Kelly

📖 Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up by T.D. Jakes

  • “It's very empowering.” - Malene Asha Robinson

📖 The Silent Guides: Understanding and Developing the Mind Throughout Life by Steve Peters

  • “I liked the author’s previous book The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness.”- Samir Sayed
📖 Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work by David Rock
  • “Encouraging leaders to change the way people think rather than just telling people what to do.” - Eric Didier

📖 You Are a Badass at Making Money: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

  • “It's one of the most impactful books I've ever read (and I'm not even finished!).”- Dubem Menakaya

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