What I've Been Reading - Winter 2020

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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.

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, by Jonathan Haidt

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt, shares how philosophical wisdom and its enduring maxims - like "do unto others as you would have others do unto you", or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" - can enrich and even transform our lives.

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts, by Annie Duke

Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant, draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions.

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, by Malcolm Gladwell

A powerful examination of our interactions with people we don't know. Because we don't know how to talk to strangers, Gladwell argues, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. 

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up, by Jerry Colonna

Colonna shares his unusual yet highly effective blend of Buddhism, Jungian therapy, and entrepreneurial straight talk to help leaders overcome their own psychological traumas.

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.

Let's keep flying higher together!


Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.

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