Book Review: Kindle Bestsellers

After graduation week winds down, a few quiet weeks pass before the academic cycle gears up again. For many Fuqua staff members, this brief respite is an opportunity to slow down, breathe deeply and learn something new.

Reading is good for the soul and for the mind. Next time you have a few free hours, think about borrowing a Ford Library Kindle to discover new ideas or to enhance personal skills.

Here are 6 new books that were just added to the Business Best Sellers Kindles in the Ford Library.

Deep work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
By Cal Newport.
Georgetown faculty member Cal Newport demonstrates how to train the mind to focus and how to reorganize one’s work life so that deep work is at the core. He argues that cultivating deep work practice is critical for succeeding in our distracted world.

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
By Amy Cuddy.
Harvard faculty member Amy Cuddy teaches simple techniques to improve body language and mindset, as she explains the science behind the body-mind effect that she presents in her top TED talk about “power poses.”

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New ideas…
By Jake Knapp.
Three design partners at Google Ventures describe their innovative five-day process for new endeavors that move quickly from problem to prototype, which they call a “design sprint.”

Smarter Faster Better
By Charles Duhigg.
The author of The Power of Habit presents eight key concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain how the most productive people and companies get so much done.

Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of The Future
By Steve Case.
The cofounder of America Online (1991) describes his vision of the internet of things, a future economy where every product, service and experience is transacted online.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
By Adam Grant.
The author of Give and Take examines how individuals can recognize and champion new ideas, build coalitions of allies and reject conformity — and how leaders can nurture originality and build cultures that welcome dissent.

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