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Ola Olusoga (Co-founder/Populum)Siddharta by Hermann Hesse gave me a different viewpoint of life, and that point is life has chapters, we grow and evolve but our “souls” are still (timeless) like the river.
Mehdi Kajbaf (Co-Founder/Matboard and More)I think that every career path begins with an understanding of who you are and what matters to you. In that light I will suggest some self discovery books. And of course some great business books.
Thomas Graziani (Co-founder/WalktheChat)Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse most likely had the biggest impact of me. It is the story of a young priest who goes into the world in order to find wisdom. He becomes a beggar, a merchant, a father, a student of the Buddha. Several times, he leaves his current situation in order to keep growing and to get closer to the truth.
Julian Samarjiev (Founder/DULO)That's the book that comes to mind, not so much for the story, but the timing of it. It's probably the only book I've read twice, but it came at a time when I was living in Japan and it created a context that leveled up my mindset spiritually. I think and hope that I carry those changes and behaviors that came with it to present day.
In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.
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