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Jack Dorsey (CEO/Twitter)
Question: What are the books that had a major influence on you? Or simply the ones you like the most.
Jack Dorsey: Tao te Ching, score takes care of itself, between the world and me, the four agreements, the old man and the sea...I love reading!
Ola Olusoga (Co-founder/Populum)
There was a moment where I was on a quest for self-discovery. I felt lost and wasn't sure if I was who I was because I made the decision to be me, or if my identity was programmed by culture, society and setting. Because of that, I started reading self-help books to reconstruct identity and mold who I wanted to be. This book helped me.
Joel Gascoigne (Co-founder/Buffer)
The Four Agreements introduce the idea of "don't take anything personally" to me in a whole new light. This is a book based on ancient Toltec wisdom and refers to this concept in terms of removing ego. I was recommended this book by one of our awesome investors Robert Fanini who told us that he previously based his company culture and values around the 4 primary ideas in this boo.
David Henzel (Co-Founder/MaxCDN)The other one that had a really profound impact on me was "The Four Agreements", which is basically the agreements that you make with yourself. People often have conflicting agreements in their mind and if you read this book you'll stop the chatter in your mind. It makes it way easier to focus and execute. It also makes you much stronger emotionally
Pat Walls (Founder/StarterStory)My favorite "self-help" book.
Darrah Brustein (Founder/Network under 40)The Four Agreements is a practical, to-the-point, but ever-challenging read. It breaks down the four basic agreements one should make with him/herself to live your best life. Each is simple in essence, but absolutely a life-long endeavor to master. It's one of the few books I regularly re-read as each time, I take away a great reminder of an area in which I can grow.
Darrah Brustein (Founder/Network under 40)My favorite book is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It's a seemingly short and sweet read that overviews four agreements you should make with yourself to live your best life. But like most things, simple isn't actually that way. It's a deeply profound challenge to oneself to grow. I read it a couple times a year because each time, one agreement leaps out as the one ares on which I should put my focus. This is both my personal and business recommendation because they're not separable. Who you are is at the core of everything you do.
Charlamagne Tha God (Radio Presenter/The Breakfast Club)These are the books I recommend people to listen to on @applebooks.
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In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
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