WRE Book Club – May 2020
Welcome to the WRE Book Club, where we share which business, leadership, real estate and Africa related books we are reading. And maybe, just a few books that have nothing to do with work, but we enjoyed and felt like sharing.
Each month we will be listing 5 books that we are reading and once finished we will update this page to leave our comments.
If you have any recommendations, please email me: [email protected]
Book # 1
Ego is the Enemy
By Ryan Holiday
It’s wrecked the careers of promising young geniuses. It’s evaporated great fortunes and run companies into the ground. It’s made adversity unbearable and turned struggle into shame. Every great philosopher has warned against it, in our most lasting stories and countless works of art, in all culture and all ages. Its name? Ego, and it is the enemy – of ambition, of success and of resilience.
Book # 2
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
By Mark Manson
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
Book # 3
How to Win Friends and Influence People
By Dale Carnegie
Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In How to Win Friends and Influence People, he offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.
Book # 4
12 Rules Fro Life: An Antodite to Chaos
By Jordan B. Peterson
Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world’s most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world.
Book # 5
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE
By Phil Knight
In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today.