for lifelong learning
“Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less” by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Have you noticed that the longer you work, the longer your to-do list seems to get? If you're working round-the-clock and questioning whether this is the best strategy, you won't regret picking up this book.
“The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor
Did you know that your brain is 30% more productive in a positive state? From a renown happiness researcher, a book that brings science to the concept of happiness. If you still subscribe to the thinking that if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you'll be happy … it may be time for you to read this book.
“The Master & His Emissary” by Iain McGilchrist
From a psychiatrist and neuroimaging researcher fascinated by the strikingly different ways in which the left and right hemispheres of our brain perceive the world, and how the Western World has favoured one of them.
“Designing Your Life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
From two Stanford University professors, a book that applies design principles to creating a meaningful and fulfilling life. Invaluable for career and other pivotal life changes.
“Self Compassion” by Kristin Neff
From one of the core pioneers of self-compassion, a book which brings structure and research to this otherwise “fluffy” and often misunderstood topic. If you’re struggling to reconcile self-compassion with high-performance, this book will offer you a new perspective.
"Principles" by Ray Dalio
From the founder of one of the world's largest hedge funds, a book about life & work principles, entrepreneurship and how to codify a company's culture.
“Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
From the renowned social scientist who coined the term “flow”, an audiobook which is more than just about achieving “flow” in our work, but rather about how we can turn an everyday experience into an opportunity for joy and self-fulfillment.
“Peak Performance” by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
From a former top McKinsey consultant and an Olympic athletes coach, a fascinating book about how to reach and sustain peak performance without burning out.
“Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl
From a Holocaust survivor, neurologist, psychiatrist and philosopher, this is a book about how to overcome the toughest and most tragic events in our life. How to transcend suffering and find meaning in the art of living.
“Atomic Habits” by James Clear
The ultimate book on how to develop long-lasting habits by building systems which support our habits, instead of focusing on setting "sand castle" like ambitious goals. It’s a book about reaching “success” by taking small, incremental steps to becoming the person you wish to become.
“The Upside of Stress” by Kelly McGonigal
From a fascinating health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, this book is not a guide on how to get rid of stress, but rather how to get better at stress, by understanding it, embracing it, and using it to your advantage.
“Non-Violent Communication” by Marshall Rosenberg
The ultimate book on effective communication, introducing you to a technique successfully applied in business, relationships, as well as peace programmes in Africa and the Middle East.
A Multimodal Sleep & Relaxation Technique
Are you struggling to fall asleep at night? This recording may help you. It blends a wide variety of elements including body-scan meditation, NLP and self-hypnosis. Developed by the psychologist and founder of the Centre for Stress Management in the UK, Prof. Stephen Palmer.
Sympathetic Joy Meditation
Sympathetic joy meditation, also known as mudita meditation, is a type of mindful meditation which focuses specifically on cultivating our ability to experience joy. While we can only experience a certain amount of joy for our own happiness, we can enhance our ability to experience joy by focusing on other people’s happiness. This helps us “weed out” the feeling of envy, which is one of the most draining emotions we can experience.
Loving-kindness meditation, also known as metta meditation, is a type of mindful meditation where the focus of our attention is someone else whom we wish happiness and compassion towards themselves. In the second part of the meditation, we focus our attention on ourselves, wishing us the same things as if we were wishing these to another person. In doing so, we feel more connected with others, self-compassionate and resilient.