What I've Been Reading - Summer 2019

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"Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

Books are my go-to source for inspiration and information in my endeavors. Here are four books that currently inform my journey in developing Creative On Purpose and help me enhances the lives of those who collide with it.               

Happy: Why Everything Is More or Less Fine, by Derren Brown

Derren presents a no-nonsense approach to living the good life that touches on Stoicism, positive psychology, and pokes holes in some of the more silly sides of the self-help genre. This is a profound, entertaining, and funny read for those ready to stress less and thrive more in life and work.

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Sheila Heen et al

This is a topic I took a clumsy stab at in Wicked Conversations. In Difficult Conversations, the authors present a thoughtful and easily executed approach based on neuroscience, psychology, and collaborative wellness. This is an approachable work on a challenging topic.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind, by Yuval Noah Harari

Harari presents a brief history of homo sapiens in an insightful and highly engaging manner. This book will make you reconsider what it means to be human. I found Sapiens so compelling, I immediately picked up the author's other titles, Homo Deus and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, by Chip Conley

Chip Conley is redefining what it means to be an elder in ways that are empowering and challenging. I was honored when Chip accepted my offer to appear on creative on Purpose Live. Whether you think you're approaching "elderhood" or not, Wisdom @ Work is loaded with lessons for living and working better together.

These four books, more than any other of the dozens I've recently read, have had the biggest impact on my journey in building the Creative On Purpose brand and developing and delivering on its promise to help others fly higher in endeavors that make a difference. You can find them and other helpful resources in the Creative On Purpose Bookstore.

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at C reative on Purpose

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