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  • The book cover for #KnowTheTruth.


    By Gordana Biernet

    Open your eyes to your true potential and inherent inner power; remind yourself of who you are and why you are here.

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  • The book cover for The Age of the Unthinkable.

    The Age of the Unthinkable

    By Joshua Cooper Ramo

    Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, psychology, immunology and the science of networks, a new landscape of inherent unpredictability—and remarkable, wonderful possibility.

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  • The book cover for The Alchemist.

    The Alchemist

    By Paulo Coelho

    The essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

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  • The book cover for Antifragile.


    By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    An investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk and decision-making in a world we don’t understand.

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  • The book cover for The Awakening of Intelligence.

    The Awakening of Intelligence

    By Jiddu Kristamurthy

    Examine issues such as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of ‘cosmic consciousness'; the problem of good and evil; and traditional Vedanta methods of help for different levels of seekers.

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  • The book cover for Being Mortal.

    Being Mortal

    By Atul Gawande

    Riveting, honest and humane, showing how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life—all the way to the very end.

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  • The book cover for The Black Swan.

    The Black Swan

    By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: it is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was.

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  • The book cover for Book of Awakening.

    Book of Awakening

    By Dalai Lama

    The great Tibetan spiritual leader shares his wisdom and spiritual guidance, offering readers insights into how to apply Buddhism's "Four Noble Truths" to their lives.

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  • The book cover for Connected.


    By Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler

    Scientists Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler explain the amazing power of social networks and our profound influence on one another's lives.

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  • The book cover for The Cosmic Hologram.

    The Cosmic Hologram

    By Jude Currivan

    Examining research across many fields of study and many scales of existence to show how our Universe is in-formed and holographically manifested.

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  • The book cover for CosMos.


    By Ervin Laszlo and Jude Currivan

    A revisioned view of the world that is no longer fragmented, but is at last, whole.

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  • The book cover for The Culture Code.

    The Culture Code

    By Daniel Coyle

    Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing?

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  • The book cover for Daring Greatly.

    Daring Greatly

    By Brené Brown

    A transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.

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  • The book cover for Dreamland.


    By Sam Quinones

    How the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin–originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel.

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  • The book cover for Drive.


    By Daniel H. Pink

    The secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

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  • The book cover for The Ending of Time.

    The Ending of Time

    By David Bohm and Jiddu Krishnamurti

    A debate of profound existential questions that illuminate the fundamental nature of existence, probing topics such as insight, illusion, awakening, transcendence, renewal, morality, the temporal and the spiritual.

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  • The book cover for The End of Power.

    The End of Power

    By Moises Naim

    Is the very nature of power changing in a world where more and more of us have access to the tools of mass communication? What does this mean for those with and without power in society?

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  • The book cover for Finite and Infinite Games.

    Finite and Infinite Games

    By James Carse

    Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play.

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  • The book cover for Flourish.


    By Martin E. P. Seligman

    Unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life—for individuals, for communities and for nations.

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  • The book cover for Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

    By Angela Duckworth

    Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

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  • The book cover for The Hero’s Journey.

    The Hero’s Journey

    By Joseph Campbell

    Campbell recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called “the one great story of mankind.”

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  • The book cover for Humankind.


    By Rutger Bregman

    Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good.

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  • The book cover for I Am That I Am.

    I Am That I Am

    By Stephen Wolinsky

    Illuminating and elaborating upon the major understandings, confrontations and contributions of this most remarkable sage.

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  • The book cover for The Infinite Game.

    The Infinite Game

    By Simon Sinek

    The Infinite Game dives into and expands upon James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games, particularly in how game theory pertains to business.

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  • The book cover for Linked.


    By Albert-laszlo Barabasi

    A guide to network science, the revolutionary field that reveals the deep links between all forms of human social life.

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  • The book cover for Nothing is Everything.

    Nothing is Everything

    By Mohan Gaitoride

    Rare and unpublished conversations with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj which have been transcribed by his ‘evening’ translator, Mohan Gaitonde, who had the privilege of being with Him from 1979 to 1981.

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  • The book cover for The One Life We’re Given.

    The One Life We’re Given

    By Mark Nepo

    This book affirms how precious this one life is and opens the chance we have to be fully alive and to be of use to each other and the world.

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  • The book cover for Oneness.


    By Rasha

    Oneness gives humanity an astounding new vision of who we really are--and where we're headed.

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  • The book cover for The Power of Moments.

    The Power of Moments

    By Chip Heath and Dan Heath

    Explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.

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  • The book cover for Principles.


    By Ray Dalio

    Unconventional principles developed, refined and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

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  • The book cover for The Secret of Light.

    The Secret of Light

    By Walter Russell

    A century and more ahead of his time, Walter Russell, in The Secret of Light presents a unique Cosmogony, that of a universe in which Creator and Creation are proven to be a seamless, unified whole, and in which the dualism of “mind and matter” disappears.

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  • The book cover for Simply Complexity.

    Simply Complexity

    By Neil Johnson

    Using complexity, scientists can find order emerging from random interactions of all kinds, from something as simple as flipping coins through to challenging problems such as predicting shopping habits and the growth of cancer tumors.

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  • The book cover for Start With Why.

    Start With Why

    By Simon Sinek

    Leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act and communicate the same way — The Golden Circle. It provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

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  • The book cover for Switch.


    By Chip Heath and Dan Heath

    Bringing together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change.

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  • The book cover for The Talent Code.

    The Talent Code

    By Daniel Coyle

    What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? Discover tools that can be used to maximize potential in yourself and others.

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  • The book cover for Theory U.

    Theory U

    By Otto Scharmer

    The better we know ourselves – and our own preconceptions and blind spots – the better we will understand and interact with the world around us.

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  • The book cover for Team of Teams.

    Team of Teams

    By Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman and Chris Fussell

    A manual for leaders looking to make their teams more adaptable, agile and unified in the midst of change.

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  • The book cover for Together.


    By Vivek Murthy

    Making a case for loneliness as a public health concern—a root cause and contributor to many of the epidemics sweeping the world today from alcohol and drug addiction to violence to depression and anxiety.

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  • The book cover for The Universe in a Single Atom.

    The Universe in a Single Atom

    By Dalai Lama

    A brilliant analysis of why all avenues of inquiry—scientific as well as spiritual—must be pursued in order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth.

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  • The book cover for Warrior of the Light.

    Warrior of the Light

    By Paulo Coelho

    Every short passage invites us to live out our dreams, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny.

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  • The book cover for What is Consciousness?.

    What is Consciousness?

    By Ervin Laszlo, Jean Houston and Larry Dossey

    Three scientists consider one of the biggest questions out there: what really makes us who we are?

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  • The book cover for When Breath Becomes Air.

    When Breath Becomes Air

    By Paul Kalanthi

    This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question 'what makes a life worth living?'

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  • The book cover for Why You Cannot Die!.

    Why You Cannot Die!

    By Lao Russell

    That the body is not the person, that the sensed world is not the sum total of reality, that the brain is not the mind, and that the nature of life is cyclic are themes of Why You Cannot Die!

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  • The book cover for Wonder.


    By R.J. Palacio

    Sometimes a book written for teenagers crosses the barrier and speaks eloquently to all of us. This is one of those books.

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