Outliers: The Story of Success starts off with the famous ‘10,000 hours rule’, which says that no-one ever got really expert at anything without putting in the time and effort, and studies have put the bar at circa 10,000 hours.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries has acquired an iconic status among business books published in the last few years. The book dissects the current trend toward quick, low-cost start-ups that focus on action over research, and on making mistakes over extended analysis.
The Innovator's Dilemma is one of those business books that becomes an instant classic. Everyone talks about it until you think you know most of what it has to say without reading it shortly after it comes out.
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly is a remarkable account of a small number of intelligent, hard-working, driven and admirable African-American women who made significant contributions to the Space Race and to the fields of math, science and engineering.
Man's Search for Meaning is written by a psychologist who survived several Nazi concentration camps and on his journey observed all the different reactions, choices and mindsets of people who survived WWII and those who didn't.
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