Personal thus subjective pick of timeless classics for a good start of the year. Each of the books has a special place on the bookshelf.
* ‘The man who mistook his wife for a hat’ – for the first time read more than 20 years ago, boosting interest in psychology and brain functioning. Oliver Sacks being called “the poet laureate of medicine” by the New York Times, illuminates the mysteries of the brain for a wide audience in a very entertaining and digestible way.
* ‘Factfulness’ – one of the go-to books when discussing unconscious bias from a different angle. Do you remember the most watchable presentation on statistics at ted.com? Hans Rosling was the author. Great mind and stats guru that makes us all look at data like never before. Factfulness is his last book.
* ‘Principles’ – is actually two books in one! The first one tells the story of Dalio’s career and explains his approach to life. The second part focuses on work principles and advice. A great read not only for entrepreneurs. Pages 222-228 were a huge surprise but can cause a smile – simply a tribute to MBTI as a top psychometric assessment tool.