Books

Here I hope to detail the books I have read or listened to.

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage

An insightful account of stoic philosophy and how it can be applied in daily life. Through the use of a broad range of case studies from the ‘founding fathers’ of stoicism such as Marcus Aurelius and Seneca to modern day stoicists, Ryan Holiday provides practical examples of stoicism in practise. A great book to consume in small chunks to help you through challenging times or to just reboot your perspective.

 

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

A pragmatic no nonsense approach to finding your true course in life. It’s not about ‘finding your passion’ or ‘doing what you love’ but more about building your strengths and using them to grow academically, personally and professionally. As the book title suggests you should strive to be the best in your field or carve out a niche in which you are clearly an expert.