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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Five business books and a DVD about happiness, communication, courage, habits and... change

[I am always the one who gets to decide what "good enough" means.] 
It’s one of my father’s favorite expressions and has saved me from being an unnecessary perfectionist. If you don’t take care of yourself, set your own standards, decide when enough is enough, learn to balance and rest, you’ll have limited success. 
I learned that life was not about striving for perfection.
Anita Krohn Traaseth

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for something interesting and inspiring to read. 
Sometimes one has very little time or he/she is already busy with something else and it is not possible to start a new book immediately, though.

And yet having a wish list to go back to once in a while, while having more time or getting a chance for it, is pure gold, in my humble opinion.
So here we go, with five books I would love to read this year:



Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (Paperback)
by Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius
New Harbinger Publications, 2009
251 pp., ISBN 978-1572246959


Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (Paperback)
by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
Foreword by Roger Fisher
Revised Edition
Penguin Books, 2010
352 pp., ISBN 978-0143118442


Good Enough for the 'Bastards': Courage - Vulnerability - Credibility. Confessions of a Female Leader (Paperback)
by Anita Krohn Traaseth
Cappelen Damm, 2014
142 pp. no ISBN available for the English version


The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Hardcover)
by Charles Duhigg
Random House, 2012
400 pp., ISBN 978-1400069286


Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard (Hardcover)
by Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Crown Business, 2010
320 pp., ISBN 978-0385528757

Bonus:
A fascinating documentary, available in DVD, about striving for perfection, dedication and humility.
Thanks to HRN for this one!


Jiro Dreams of Sushi
by David Gelb
(USA 2011, 81')

How about you?
What do you want to read and to discover this year?
Or which book changed your way of thinking, so far?

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Tags: Books, Buddha, Neuroscience, Happiness, Communication, Anita Krohn Traaseth, Leadership, Gender, Habits, Change, Sushi