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The CEO Library is a project with books that will help you accelerate your learning and growth.
Because our name might be confusing, here’s what we’re not: we’re not a website for / about / with CEOs, and we’re not a website only with books.
We started the website in September 2017, as a place for all the books that shaped the journeys of people we admire. In time, this project has evolved into something bigger: a collection of insights and resources that can help you amplify your personal or professional development.
Books are an underrated opportunity to peek inside high performers’ minds. Others struggled with the same challenges before, so why not save precious time and directly learn from the best, by accessing quality knowledge that can make a difference in your life?
At the same time, let’s face it: they can be huge time wasters, since so many are bloated, media-hyped or just don’t apply in your situation.
That’s why we’re here. In the world of constant noise that we’re living in, we’re helping you cut through clutter and identify the best books that will help you change your life.
We’re the skeptic voice that will identify superfluous information and point out potential biases. We’re the ones who extract the best ideas from independent thinkers we respect, put them into context and help you understand why they might be relevant in your situation.
But it’s only up to you to do the hard work. If you’re not willing to change, not even the most precious insights in the world will make a difference. And if you’re not reading and learning with a purpose, inspiration will fade away at some point.
Cristina’s in charge of The CEO Library. Reading is the default activity that she falls back to when she isn’t writing or… running.
Whatsoever, this hasn’t always been the case. As a small kid, she taught herself how to read and devoured everything from her parent’s bookshelves. Her mindset shifted when she started school and reading became mandatory. From a pleasant activity, it turned into something she rejected, and years went by without her finishing even one book. Only when school years were over, was she able to enjoy reading once again (Ryan Holiday‘s writing helped).
Cristina’s now painfully aware of all those years when others gained an advantage by absorbing knowledge from books. She adapted a beginner’s mindset, and also made it her mission to help others transform their lives and gain courage through the right books.
She started The CEO Library after a decade of experience working in the Romanian music business – first as the founder of what became the biggest music blog in her country, afterwards as a digital strategist and marketer for indie musicians (especially from the hip-hop and rock zone). She has a blog where she occasionally writes, but you can also connect with her on Twitter or Instagram.
He’s an avid reader, entrepreneur and investor.
Reading was always his “hobby”, no matter what else was going on in his life. From fiction (he loves SciFi books) to non-fiction (business books and biographies, mostly), he’s reading a lot when he has the chance.
At some point in 2017 he looked at his Kindle and asked himself: Why did I download all these books? Who recommended them?
This is how the idea for The CEO Library came to exist. He then asked Cristina, with whom he founded another project about 10 years ago, to join and, hopefully, the rest is history 🙂
Contributing with our social media content and promotion: Ștefan Hadar.
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