Our Recommendations

On this page we collect things that we have found valuable and worth reading or watching if you are interesting in personal and organisational growth. 


The Art of Learning

It is a fascinating book about how to become a master of learning new skills. More info about the book.

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The Art of Living

Tim challenges your mind and makes you question what life is really all about. Statements like "Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty" and "Reality is negotiable" will take you on a journey with no return ticket.

Are you efficient or just busy. A very good introduction to Lean and why you should focus on flow rather than resource optimizations. 

This is the end of ‘tech companies’. The era of “tech companies” is over; there are only ‘companies’, steeped in technology, that will survive.
— https://shift.newco.co/the-end-of-tech-companies-b093e82d1118

If you think that your company is not affected by digitalization think again and read the whole article.

Salim Ismail's of Singularity University talks about exponential organisations and what he sees in the near to not so far future. 

It is a great place to start to understand why more and more people are saying that everything moves faster today than ever before.

For example: Solar energy will deliver todays energy need by 2040...

Homo Deus - a Brief History of Tomorrow

Both entertaining and a bit frightening. Harari argues well that we should not assume that AI or our fellow enhance sapiens will take care of us. More info about the book. We have also written a blog post about the book (in swedish).  


The Art of Communication

How hard can it be to communicate? Well, read this book and it will be a whole lot easier. Remember that this is not based on science. But if you just read it to realise that different people are not like you and have different ways of communicating, then it could be valuable.

Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. An inspiring twist to what you are used to.

There are no natural laws that horses will always be needed in the workforce, and the same goes for humans. Is that bad or just different?

A very good book about leadership. The importance to take ownership of your situation and prioritise. And yes, it helps if you like to read about military operations. 

Our problems, challenges, and opportunities may become more manageable with constraints that direct us to make the best out of what we have.
— Fast Company

It is easy to blame lack of progress on lack of resources, but it turns out that constraints is actually good for creativity. Link to article

Millennials can see that capitalism isn’t working for the majority of humanity, and they’re ready to invent something better.
— Fast Company

As the world change, we must questions if our current beliefs are helping or hindering us. Link to article.


Training Trumps Talent

Success is all about mindset, being prepared for the worst and being resourceful (as opposed to having the most resources). 

Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind

Not just an ordinary history book, but one that has been recommended by Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Read our blogpost inspired by the book as a start.

An hour you will not regret spending on Youtube!

How do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media -- even our notion of what humanity is for.

If you, like us, think negotiations are difficult and stressful, read this book.