Stuck in a rut? Read these five books to change the way you think about the world (or your money back).
These five books are guaranteed to change the way you think about the world. From fact checking history to using your obstacles as leverage to achieve great things, you won’t be able to put down these books.
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Read if you: want to learn about where we came from and why we do what we do.
A captivating read that will change the way you think about human nature. Harari takes the reader on a journey through time from the six different species of humans inhabited the Earth to todays Homo Sapiens.
Author: Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Read if you: want to blow our mind and impress people with your fact checking skills.
Factfulness shows that global issues as well as everyday issues are not nearly as bad as you think. The book begins with a multiple-choice quiz containing 13 questions. With the average mark for the quiz being 2.2/13 this book stresses the importance of learning the facts and being conscious of the news-biased negativity that most people believe.
Title: Humankind: A Hopeful History
Author: Rutger Bregman
Read if you: watch too much news and want to see humanity from a fresh perspective.
This book challenges the notion that human beings are inherently selfish and governed by self-interest. Rutger Bregmen reframes some of the world’s best known studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history.
Title: Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Author: Dr. Seuss
Read if you: want to honour your inner child.
Wonderfully wise and comically true Oh, The Places You’ll Go! needs to be on your reading list. Filled with whimsical illustrations and poetic prose read this book when you need a reminder that success lies within.
Author: Ryan Holiday
Read if you: want to achieve great things (who doesn’t).
Drawing inspiration from the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism which treats enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience, Obstacle Is The Way is laden with true stories that will inspire. Follow the lives of John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, Steve Jobs and more and turn your problems into your biggest advantages.
Whether you read a book a week or you’re more of a casual reader, change the way you think about the world today by picking up one of these five books.